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CheerpJ converts Java apps into JavaScript for the web

Applications and Java libraries are converted to web applications, so there is no need for plug-ins or Java installations

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Get started with React: The InfoWorld tutorial

Learn the key concepts behind React and how to use JSX elements and components to build lean and fast web front ends

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Scala goes skinny: Ammonite tunes the heavyweight for simple tasks

An interactive REPL and system shell capabilities highlight the coming Version 1.0 release

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What’s new in Microsoft’s TypeScript 2.4

Support for dynamic import expressions is among the new features in the release candidate now available

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Apple’s WebKit joins the WebAssembly bandwagon

Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla already support the performance-boostig technology in their browser engines

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WebAssembly wins! Google pulls plug on PNaCl

Citing the need for cross-browser compatibility, Google chooses WebAssembly for running native code in Chrome

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Node.js 8 brings sanity to native module dependencies

In addition to runtime, URL parsing, and buffer improvements, the new release promises to preserve native module dependencies across upgrades

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NPM 5 reworks the cache for speed, but could break existing apps

Other changes target better fault tolerance, garbage collection, and auto-saving

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Google’s Firebase taps serverless Cloud Functions

Performance monitoring, open source SDKs also highlighted for the tooling

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Google’s Polymer zeroes in on ES6 compatibility, interoperability

Polymer 2.0 promises much improved ECMAScript 6 standards support and interoperability with other libraries and frameworks

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Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors

Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Brackets, and Atom rise to the top, but several others are worth considering

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10 JavaScript concepts every Node.js programmer must master

Want to build efficient and scalable Node.js apps? Learn how to make JavaScript work for—not against—you

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Azure, AI, JavaScript headline Microsoft Build 2017

Microsoft's developer conference will have sessions on JavaScript tools, the Universal Windows platform, and building cloud systems

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Review: The 6 best JavaScript IDEs

WebStorm, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Code, NetBeans, Komodo, and Eclipse pull out the stops for JavaScript, Node.js, and friends

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JavaScript framework smartens up Firefox

Mozilla's Fathom framework helps browsers understand web pages the way people do

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The framework formerly known as JavaScriptMVC hits 1.0

Now known as DoneJS, the framework for building high-performance real-time apps for mobile, web, and desktop reaches version 1.0

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Microsoft fine-tunes WebAssembly for Edge browser

By tweaking when the Chakra JavaScript engine parses WebAssembly functions, the Edge browser provides faster web app performance

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Node.js exec director: Our project is transformational

Former Linux Foundation official Mark Hinkle moves over to organization shepherding server-side JavaScript platform

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