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Node.js upgrades module safety and ECMAscript support

The forthcoming version 7 beta release moves toward VM agnosticism and adds Canary in the Gold Mine technology to ensure modules don't break

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Mozilla relaunches JavaScript debugger as part of tools transition plan

Debugger.html does away with XUL in favor of the React JavaScript library for easier changes

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Google's Angular 2 JavaScript framework finally arrives

The new version, rewritten with Microsoft's TypeScript, offers payload size and performance enhancements

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Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine gets a tuneup

The V8 team and Russian developers offer enhancements for performance, optimization

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Samsung brings JavaScript to the internet of things

Samsung is offering a stable 1.0 release of the lightweight engine for resource-constrained devices

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OCaml compiler brings type safety to JavaScript

BuckleScript from Bloomberg takes OCaml code and turns it into JavaScript

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Google Closure compiler moves from Java to JavaScript

The tool has shed its Java dependency in favor of compiling Java source code to JavaScript

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TypeScript 2.0 borrows from Rust and Swift

The latest version adds a tagged unions type capability and more literal types, enhancing type safety and reducing tedium

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New Google tool cuts JavaScript code down to size

Google's Ignition interpreter lowers memory consumption -- and that's only the beginning for this V8 engine component

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Experimental web IDE brings power of data notebooks to JavaScript

Carbide is designed more like a Jupyter notebook, allowing for live markup, annotation, and manipulation of code and data

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Microsoft brings iOS JavaScript debugging to MacOS, Windows

The iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code is the latest attempt by Microsoft to woo iOS developers

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GopherJS compiler catches up to Google Go

GopherJS 1.7-1 extends browser app dev to version 1.7 of Google's Go language

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Nginx web server upgrade focuses on web security, JavaScript configuration

Nginx Plus Release 10 adds a web app firewall, IP transparency, and support for the nginScript configuration and control language

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Docker, microservices will loom large at JavaOne

Oracle's upcoming conference promises to home in on newer uses of Java along with base platform technologies

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Hope springs for Google Web Toolkit

Google's onetime Java-to-JavaScript wonder tool may see new life, thanks to a looming update

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GitHub Atom 1.9 picks up speed, drops API

Version 1.9 gains speed, but loses the GitRepositoryAsync API; the beta of version 1.10 upgrades the Atom Package Manager

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Microsoft boosts Node development in Visual Studio

Upgrade boosts performance and debugging, backs ECMAScript 6 IntelliSense and Node 6

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The future of Node.js: Stable, secure, everywhere

Node's developers look to tighten security, better accommodate ECMAScript, and move to HTTP/2

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