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What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained

Kotlin offers big advantages over Java for JVM and Android development, and plays nicely with Java in the same projects. Why not give it a try?

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Iroh brings dynamic code analysis to JavaScript

Open source testing tool collects runtime data to reveal how JavaScript code behaves during execution

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GitHub is converting its Atom text editor into an IDE

The first step in making Atom a full-fledged software development environment is now available

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AssemblyScript compiles TypeScript to WebAssembly

AssemblyScript brings fast, portable WebAssembly binaries within easy reach of TypeScript developers, although only a subset of TypeScript is supported

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Yarn 1.0 simplifies JavaScript dependency management

Yarn's new Workspaces feature promises easier code sharing across projects without dependency synchronization issues

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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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What’s new in TypeScript 2.5

The release candidate lets developers get rid of unneeded catch-binding errors, as well as bring in Node.js-like module resolution

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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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What’s new with WebAssembly portable code

The JavaScript companion for faster web applications is likely to gain more language support and more browser optimizations

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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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What’s new in Angular 5: easier progressive web apps

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

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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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