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What’s new in Google's V8 JavaScript engine

WebAssembly gets a boost with streaming compilation in the upcoming branch

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Rust roadmap: The new features planned for Rust 2018

The Epoch release is likely to ship in September, and keep “unstable” features separate from the Rust 2018 production version

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What’s new in TypeScript 2.7

The new release of the JavaScript superset include fixed length tuples definite assignment checks for class properties

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Oracle extends Java JDK 8 updates to 2019

Oddly, JDK 8 will get public updates even after updates end for the later JDK 9 and JDK 10 Java releases

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Visual Studio gets an app for sketch-based UI prototyping

The experimental Ink to Code app for Windows 10 helps build user interfaces for Windows and Android, as well as facilitate developer collaboration

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What’s new in ECMAScript 2018

Four new feature proposals for the specification underlying JavaScript are finalized and four others are under consideration

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What’s new in Angular: Version 6 beta arrives

The popular JavaScript framework for desktop and mobile apps produces better code and better supports Google’s Material Design

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Google’s Angular JavaScript framework gets a component kit

Angular CDK has tools for developers to add common interaction patterns, while doing less coding and minimizing bugs

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Employers want JavaScript, but developers want Python

Employers also want developers skilled in React.js, Angular, and Node.js—but fewer developers have those skills

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Eclipse considers creating a Rust IDE

Rust developers seek a better IDE for the language, and Microsoft’s Rust support in Visual Studio has gotten Eclipse’s attention

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NPM JavaScript registry mishaps: What to do

Concerned users can set up their own backup system if they don’t trust the steps NPM Inc. has taken to prevent problems

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Eclipse’s enterprise Java roadmap: more services coming

The JSON-B API, more cloud and microservices support, two XML efforts, web tags, and a JavaBeans Action Framework are among the planned elements

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What’s new in the Bootstrap 4 web development framework

The mobile-first framework uses Sass variables and mixins, the Bootstrap grid system, and prebuilt components

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Firefox speeds up WebAssembly through streaming compilation

Firefox 58 begins compiling WebAssembly code as it downloads, and taps multiple threads for both compiling and optimization

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What’s new in Kotlin 1.2? Code reuse, for starters

Kotlin 1.2.20 update brings bug fixes, better compilation performance, and improvements to IDE support

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What’s new in AWS Lambda: Go and .Net Core support

The Google and Microsoft languages join Java, Python, JavaScript Node.js, and C# on the serverless computing platform

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What’s new in the Erlang VM-based Elixir language

Code formatting and compiler diagnostics are the focus of the functional language’s new version

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React JavaScript library on the rise in NPM registry

Backbone has suffered a steep decline since 2013 for front-end JavaScript frameworks, while Express remains the clear king of back-end frameworks

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What’s next for the Aurelia JavaScript framework

Server-side rendering, user experience development, and state management are among the planned improvements

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NectarJS to offer JavaScript compilation-as-a-service

Web developers could become low-level programmers if the NectarJS service, now in alpha release, delivers as promised

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