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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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Enterprises embrace devsecops practices against supply chain attacks

Healthy developer-team culture and adherence to devsecops best practices to protect against supply chain attacks are surprisingly commonplace in today’s security environment, according to a report from Google and Chainguard


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Deno 1.26 improves Node.js compatibility, npm support

Latest update to the alternative TypeScript/JavaScript runtime also brings bug fixes and performance boosts.


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The dirty little secret about edge computing

Some people say edge is the next revolution, but the gap between promised performance and actual results needs to be discussed.


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MIT startup DataCebo offers tool to evaluate synthetic data

Synthetic Data Metrics is an open-source Python library for evaluating model-agnostic tabular data by pitching machine generated data sets against real data sets.


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Should C/C++ be deprecated in favor of Rust?

Microsoft executive says it’s time to retire the C and C++ programming languages and use Rust instead.


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Where JavaScript is headed in 2022

Which JavaScript frameworks, features, and tools do developers favor, and which are on the way out? Let’s look at the latest State of JavaScript survey results.


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Why developers hold the key to cloud security

Developer-first security is the future in the cloud. Because the responsibility for cloud security rests with developers and devops teams, not IT security.


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Cryptojacking, DDoS attacks increase in container-based cloud systems

Victims lose $53 for every $1 cryptojackers gain, according to a new report from Sysdig.


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Microsoft .NET 7 bolsters WebAssembly support

Expanded WebAssembly support in .NET 7 allows developers to reuse .NET libraries from JavaScript or build new .NET-based apps that will run on Wasm.


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GitHub for English teachers

Can a coder’s tool help non-coders learn how to write and edit prose? GitHub is a powerful way to record and ‘play back’ edits step-by-step, even when the text isn’t code.


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Why the C programming language still rules

The C language has been a programming staple for decades. Here’s how it stacks up against C++, Java, C#, Go, Rust, Python, and the newest kid on the block—Carbon.


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SAS Viya analytics suite now available on Azure Marketplace

Viya’s move to the Azure Marketplace allows enterprise customers to access its tools and features in a pay-as-you-go model, the company said.


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Cloud’s key role in the emerging hybrid workforce

Hybrid work would not be possible without cloud computing. However, enterprises should address these mistakes before they kill productivity.


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New TypeScript operator finds coding mistakes

TypeScript 4.9’s ‘satisfies’ operator validates that the type of an expression matches some type, catching many possible errors.