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Next.js builder Vercel spruces up edge network

Vercel has made performance and ease-of-use enhancements to its cloud platform and CDN for static sites

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Netlify’s Jamstack platform extends to self-hosted GitHub, GitLab repos

Company now supports publishing Jamstack websites from self-hosted as well as GitHub and GitLab hosted repos, adds new per-seat service plan

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Vue 3.0 brings more speed, more TypeScript

Nearing general release, Vue 3.0 promises significantly faster rendering, component initialization, and updating

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What’s new in Angular 10.1

First point release of Angular 10 offers fixes and enhancements to address performance regressions, core and router bugs, and more

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Progress launches serverless rules engine for JavaScript apps

Derived from the company’s BRMS technology, Corticon.js allows rules to be deployed as serverless functions or embedded in web and mobile apps

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TypeScript 4.0 brings performance boosts

Forthcoming version improves build speeds and startup times and brings editing and coding enhancements

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Jamstack: The static website revolution upending web development

Jamstack combines modern devops-inspired development philosophies with old-school static HTML pages to allow developers to build fast websites faster

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Bootstrap 5.0 alpha arrives, sans jQuery

Update to the mobile-first website framework promises lighter file sizes and faster page loading

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ECMAScript 2020 spec for JavaScript approved

The latest standard for JavaScript, ECMAScript 2020 introduces new features for module loading, precision integers, and strings

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Google Dart gains sound null safety

Now available in tech preview, Dart’s null safety guarantees eliminate common null dereferencing errors and aid performance optimization

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Mozilla revamps RegExp support in SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine

New RegExp engine in Firefox Developer Edition closes the gap with regular expression features in ECMAScript

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9 reasons to build your web app with the Jamstack

Combining developer-centric deployment tools and best-of-breed serverless offerings has many advantages. Let’s count them

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Rust language tops Stack Overflow survey

2020 developer survey finds Rust ‘most loved,’ Python ‘most wanted,’ and Perl, Scala, and Go the ‘top paying’ languages

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Deno 1.0 arrives to challenge Node.js

‘Secure by default’ runtime for JavaScript and Typescript runtime reaches important milestone

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TypeScript 3.9 slashes compile times for packages

Latest TypeScript production release addresses extremely poor editing and compilation speeds associated with packages

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Kite brings its AI-powered code completion to JavaScript

Originally for Python only, Kite has added a JavaScript-trained machine learning model to its add-on for popular code editors and IDEs

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JDK 15: The new features in Java 15

The next version of standard Java will add text blocks, garbage collectors, and hidden classes and drop the Nashorn JavaScript engine

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Gatsby JS stands on the shoulders of thousands

If Linux stood on the shoulders of giants, Gatsby relies on an entire ecosystem of JavaScript developers and upstream projects

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