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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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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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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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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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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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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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2017: The year in programming languages

Java, JavaScript, Kotlin, TypeScript, and C++ all saw big changes in their capabilities

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Troubled jQuery mobile and UI projects seek new participants

Because of diminished resources, the two JavaScript-related projects are being merged

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Compiler to convert Go language to JavaScript

The beta open source Joy compiler takes on the same task as GopherJS: to bring Go language approaches to JavaScript development

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State of JavaScript: TypeScript rises, Angular falls

JavaScript developers prefer ES6, React, and Express, while TypeScript, Vue.js, and GraphQL draw strong interest

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What’s next for the Glimmer mobile JavaScript library

Library for mobile apps getting custom bytecode for faster loading and even performance improvements

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React tutorial: Get started with the React.js JavaScript library

Learn the key concepts behind React and how to use JSX elements and components to build lean and fast web front ends

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