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Why Node.js beats Java and .Net for Web, mobile, and IoT apps

Speed, scalability, productivity, and developer politics all played a role in AnyPresence’s selection of Node.js for its enterprise development platform

Netflix builds JavaScript library to fetch data

The Falcor project, still at the preview stage, retrieves data via simple JavaScript operations

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Cobol -- yes, Cobol -- gets a bridge to Node.js

Cobol and Node.js may seem like an odd pairing, but a developer has created a link between the two platforms, despite criticisms

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Meteor 1.2 embraces Angular and React

Server-side JavaScript framework built on Node.js now integrates with the most popular client-side tools

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React JavaScript library gets new tools

Defined API is featured for working with internals; tree view and component-searching also are featured

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Unforked: io.js v3 sets stage for Node.js merger

The Node.js fork gets its expected final upgrade as convergence with Node is almost complete

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IBM promotes Spark, Docker, Node, and Go goodies

A spate of projects from IBM's DeveloperWorks Open portal covers everything from improving Spark performance to Docker network management

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Samsung banks on JavaScript, Node.js for IoT

IoT.js is a lightweight version of Node.js that can run on devices with resource constraints

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Free course: "JavaScript: The Good Parts"

In partnership with tech training provider Pluralsight, ITworld is offering a free online JavaScript course by Douglas Crockford, author of "JavaScript: The Good Parts" and Senior JavaScript Architect at PayPal

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Write handsome, hybrid mobile apps with Ionic

Cross-platform mobile dev tools ensure your app works on multiple devices, but for a stylish and functional UI, check out the Ionic JavaScript framework

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Free course: Get started with AngularJS

In partnership with tech training provider Pluralsight, InfoWorld offers a free online course to get you up and running with the world’s most popular JavaScript framework

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Microsoft's TypeScript 1.5 falls in line with ECMAScript

The latest version of JavaScript variant simplifies the use of modules and includes experimental functions from ECMAScript 7

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NodeSource takes on Joyent in enterprise Node support

A key member of an enterprise Node coalition, NodeSource banks on its expertise with Node in business to sell its multitiered support services

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JavaScript rules the school, but C++ climbs in popularity

C++ is the biggest gainer in language popularity so far this year, but JavaScript remains stalwart

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Prepare for a future without Internet Explorer

IE is on its way out, so it's time for IT and Web services creators to make the switch to the modern Web

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Famous JavaScript framework steps back to move forward

The new alpha version represents a change in thinking for 3D JavaScript apps technology and looks to improve on MVC

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Beyond JavaScript: A new hope for a high-performance Web

While Famous founder Steve Newcomb holds skeptical view of WebAssembly, the project draws praise from other quarters

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MEAN vs. LAMP for the future of programming

LAMP diehards take note: The flexible simplicity of MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js is no joke

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