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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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Next step after Node.js: Framework for 'universal' JavaScript apps

Next.js, a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications, builds on the work started by Node.js

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PurpleJS unites Java, JavaScript development

The framework lets developers write apps in JavaScript that run on the JVM using Java as the runtime

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NPM 4 seeks to fix JavaScript package search

Other breaking changes include removal of the npat config setting, deprecation of the prepublish lifecycle script, and discontinuation partial shrinkwraps

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MIT ports Tesseract OCR to JavaScript

Port from developers at MIT supports dozens of languages and makes it easier and cheaper to build image-processing applications

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JavaScript superset JS++ adds dead code elimination

The JS++ platform also adds modules and backs a multitude of code editors, including Visual Studio Code and GitHub Atom

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Node.js 7 set for release next week

With the new release, version 6 of the JavaScript platform will move to long-term support, and version 0.10 will reach "end of life" status

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JavaScript projects regroup under a new foundation

The JQuery Foundation gives way to the JS Foundation, which will take projects such as Dojo Toolkit and Grunt

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Facebook spins Yarn to replace NPM packager

The company built Yarn out of a desire for a faster, more secure version of the NPM JavaScript package manager

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Vue.js JavaScript framework revs up rendering

Vue.js 2.0 supports server-side rendering, streaming, and component-level caching

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