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Node.js' success exposes its weaknesses

The server-side JavaScript juggernaut's complexity and vulnerabilities still bedevil many devs

The year ahead in app dev

The year ahead for Java, JavaScript, Swift, and Universal Windows

Java and Swift will see significant upgrades, while JavaScript frameworks and Microsoft tooling will transform

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Facebook's React JavaScript library faces a new challenger

The small, lightweight Inferno library offers a major speed boost as well as server-side render streams, better real-world performance, and lower memory consumption

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Microsoft's ChakraCore adds WebAssembly support

Version 1.4 of the JavaScript engine core adds experimental support for the WebAssembly portable code format

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Cancelable JavaScript promises cancelled

The proposed feature would have given developers more control over requests in programs, but Google pushed back

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Forget Angular 3, Google jumps straight to Angular 4

Google will skip over number 3 of its JavaScript framework and offer version 4 in March

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Web-friendly Smalltalk gets JavaScript upgrades

The open source Amber derivative bridges Smalltalk syntax to JavaScript code

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Rails web framework dumps jQuery

The venerated library is being removed in favor of a new Ruby gem that uses vanilla JavaScript

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TypeScript 2.1 ups ease of use, adds expressive code

The latest version of Microsoft's typed JavaScript superset picks up down-level async functions and mapped types

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Slim, speedy Svelte framework puts JavaScript on a diet

The framework removes abstractions in order to produce vanilla JavaScript that runs much faster, particularly on mobile devices

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Node.js update makes JavaScript VMs future-proof

The Node.js Foundation and NodeSource are improving extensibility and security for the server-side JavaScript platform

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NativeScript deepens ties to Angular 2

The JavaScript framework's 2017 road map includes accommodations for Chrome tools and Windows 10

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VMware taps Angular 2 for rapid web dev framework

VMware's open source Clarity design system is available on GitHub now

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TypeScript 2.1 pulls even more modern JavaScript features

The new version, now at the release candidate stage, features inference and sync improvements

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Angular 3 is hot on the heels of Angular 2

Angular 3 will have better tooling and will generate less code; Google also is promising a new major version twice a year

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JavaScript insiders predict its future features

ECMAScript insiders say the new features present complicated problems but are optimistic about their inclusion in future versions of JavaScript

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ActiveState adds enterprise editions of Ruby, Node, Go, and Lua

New editions join ActiveState's professional-grade language lineup, which already includes Python, Perl, and Tcl

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WebAssembly now available as release candidate

A browser preview backed by Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft is now ready, with the final official specification expected in Q1 of 2017

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