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What’s new in TypeScript 3.1

TypeScript 3.1 adds properties on function declarations, and moves away from the namespaces construct

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Next.js 7 framework compiles faster, supports WebAssembly

Better error reporting and support for the React context API are also added

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TensorFlow.js puts machine learning in the browser

The WebGL-accelerated library works with the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime, but isn’t on par with Tensorflow’s Python API

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Interview: Joel Spolsky on how the developer role has changed

He weighs in on the triumph of JavaScript, the advent of WebAssembly, and the purchase of GitHub by Microsoft

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What’s new in Kotlin 1.3

The Kotlin 1.3 beta update introduces contracts to the type system

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What’s new in NativeScript

The framework that turns JavaScript, TypeScript, and Angular into native mobile apps adds starter templates, has direct Vue.js support

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Faster Babel 7 compiler debuts for JavaScript, TypeScript

But TypeScript is not fully supported, and Babel 7 does break some existing code

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15 great alternatives to React, Angular, and Vue

The popular frameworks are popular for good reason, but one of these other options could be a better choice for your app

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Interview: Brendan Eich on JavaScript’s blessing and curse

Eich readily admits to JavaScript’s flaws and talks frankly about what he might have done better, while touching on JavaScript’s improvements over its 23-year lifespan

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JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, on the genesis of the popular programming language | True Technologist Ep 1

In this episode of True Technologist, Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript language and cofounder of Mozilla, describes the hectic and challenging early days of bringing JavaScript to market, as well as his new company, Brave...

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Vue JavaScript CLI tool gets a rewrite

Vue CLI 3 is intended to reduce configuration “fatigue” of front-end tools

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React Native JavaScript framework stumbles

Airbnb and Udacity bow out of Facebook’s mobile framework while Discord and Walmart forge ahead

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What’s new in Google’s V8 JavaScript engine Version 6.9

The V8 Version 6.9 beta focuses focuses on performance and memory usage

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Fusion.js JavaScript framework is geared to lightweight apps

Uber’s Fusion.js offers code reuse on both the server and browser and works with libraries such as React and Redux

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What is WebAssembly? The next-generation web platform explained

Learn how WebAssembly is bringing near-native performance to the browser, by allowing devs to build high-speed web apps in the language of their choice

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WebAssembly primer: Get started with WebAssembly

Learn how to make use of the next-generation toolkit for delivering high-performance binary apps in the browser

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IBM launches resources for cloud-native Node.js apps

The open source repos help developers build and deploy cloud-native Node.js applications via Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration

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React vs. Vue: Clash of the JavaScript titans

The React and Vue.js JavaScript libraries share some of the best ideas in web development. Which should you choose?

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