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App dev trends going hot -- and cold

21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what's in and what's out in app dev

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WebAssembly library supercharges web video apps

The WebDSP library features algorithms for building web applications operating on media data and provides better performance than JavaScript

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Next.js 2.0 plays better with React and JavaScript

Version 2.0 of the minimalist JavaScript framework allows for smaller, more efficient apps

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Critical flaw alert! Stop using JSON encryption

Developers shouldn't use JSON Web Tokens or JSON Web Encryption in their applications at all, lest their private keys get stolen

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Angular 4 reduces footprint, adds features

The latest version of the JavaScript framework reduces the size of generated code by more than half and moves to TypeScript 2.1

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.Net Framework or .Net Core? When to use which

With so many .Net implementations, which should you use? And what do all those new names mean?

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It's time to turn on HTTPS: the benefits are well worth the effort

HTTPS websites get a speed boost, better search engine rankings, and fewer browser warnings

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Apache Struts bug is under attack, patch now

Due to the Jakarta Multipart parser in Apache Struts mishandling Content-Type headers, an attacker can remotely execute code on vulnerable systems

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WebAssembly is now ready for browsers to use

Really! The portable code format should be turned on by default in Firefox and Chrome by the end of the month, with Edge and Safari to follow

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Review: Visual Studio 2017 is the best ever

Visual Studio 2017 is not only smaller and faster, but armed for many more use cases than previous versions

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Brendan Eich: Tech giants could botch WebAssembly

The JavaScript founder is concerned that companies behind the effort might let competitive concerns hinder the standards effort

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What’s new in Rails 5.1: Better JavaScript, for one

Rails 5.1 allows developers to manage JavaScript dependencies with Facebook's Yarn package manager

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Recent WordPress vulnerability used to deface 1.5 million pages

Attackers are exploiting the recently patched REST API vulnerability that allows code to be injected into WordPress websites

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2 web technologies you need to dump now

Too many sites block or restrict users using modern technologies. You can easily avoid this suicidal path

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Upstart JavaScript framework dreams of challenging Angular, React

The open source Mithril framework focuses on performance, size, and density

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Mozilla binds Firefox's fate to the Rust language

Latest version of Firefox will require Rust to compile successfully, restricting the number of platforms that the browser can be ported to

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Coding boot camp grads write better code

Boot camp grads lead college grads in practical programming skills, but lag in deeper understanding of systems and algorithms

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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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