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What is JSON? JavaScript Object Notation explained

JSON has eclipsed XML as the preferred data interchange format for web applications and web services. Here’s why

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MEAN vs. LAMP for your next programming project

LAMP diehards take note: The flexible simplicity of MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js is no joke

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The complete guide to Node.js frameworks

A quick tour of the best MVC frameworks, REST API frameworks, full-stack frameworks, and other handy libraries for Node.js

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NativeScript: Build native iOS and Android apps with JavaScript

NativeScript lets you use Angular, TypeScript, or JavaScript to build mobile apps with a truly native look and feel

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Node.js forks again, this time over a political dispute

A dispute involving a technical committee member leads to the Ayo,js fork, whose directions and goals remain vague

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Build an app with Flask and Oracle Mobile Cloud Service

A step-by-step guide to defining an API with Flask and deploying to Oracle’s mobile back end as a service

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Google’s Deeplearn.js brings machine learning to the browser

The open source GPU-accelerated library supports TypeScript and JavaScript, allowing you to train neural networks or run pre-trained models

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Why serverless was made for mobile development

Building mobile apps becomes infinitely simpler when we get the antiquated server stack out of the way

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Chatops for the modern developer, courtesy of Spring’s founder

Java Spring Framework creator Rod Johnson sees chatops as the next step for Slack-esconced developers to make life cycle management much easier

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React 'Fiber' core rewrite progresses to beta

Facebook has released the first beta of React 16, though asynchronous rendering is not yet enabled

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New Node.js API will shield modules from JavaScript engine changes

N-API should break the dependency on Google’s V8 engine and help developers avoid recompilation for new versions and engines

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The best JavaScript testing tools for React

How to choose the right test runner, test framework, assertion libraries, and add-on tools for your React project

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New project taps Node.js for microservices API gateway

LunchBadger's Express Gateway is an 'out of the box' API gateway for microservices built on the Express framework for Node.js

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How to convert Python to JavaScript (and back again)

Love Python? JavaScript, not so much? Here are four tools that turn Python to JavaScript for use in web applications

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Architect has a better blueprint for AWS Lambda deployments

Project handles configuration and provisioning of Lambda functions and related AWS services with a plain-text manifest file

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What is Node.js? The JavaScript runtime explained

Node.js is a lean, fast, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment that is useful for both servers and desktop applications

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JavaScript for squares: The incredible rise of TypeScript

The web needed a freewheeling programming language like JavaScript, but now it’s time to set some rules

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Microcosm simplifies state management for React apps

Viget Labs tool serves as a central place to track all application data for React, with Preact, Vue, and Glimmer support on the to-do list

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Mozilla brings Python-style project documentation to JavaScript

The Sphinx-js plug-in works with Python's Sphinx tool to allow developers to more fully document their JavaScript APIs

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9 cutting-edge programming languages worth learning now

These strong alternatives to the popular languages are gaining steam -- and may be the perfect fit for your next project

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