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Beta JetBrains IDE moves Kotlin apps out of the JVM

The Kotlin/Native preview’s supported target platforms include MacOS, iOS, Ubuntu Linux, and Raspberry Pi

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New features in TypeScript: Version by version

Microsoft updates the features regularly in the optionally typed superset of JavaScript. Keep up here with what’s new in each version of TypeScript

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What is TypeScript? Industrial-strength JavaScript

JavaScript is the language of the web, but it’s tough to manage for enterprise-scale development. TypeScript offers an attractive alternative

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

The release candidate is now available for download, with support for Java 9

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What’s new in TypeScript 2.6

TypeScript 2.6 introduces a new strict checking flag, error suppression comments, and “minor” breaking changes

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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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What’s new in Node.js 8 and Node.js 9

Node.js 8 is tapped for long-term support, while Node.js 9 becomes the new current release line

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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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Microsoft adds multithreading to Node.js for compute-heavy apps

The Napa.js runtime is in development to bring C++-like performance to Node.js

Java vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Node.js vs. Java: An epic battle for developer mind share

Here’s how the enterprise stalwart and JavaScript upstart stack up in a battle for the server room

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At GitHub, JavaScript rules in usage, TensorFlow leads in forks

Python and TypeScript makes big gains in pull requests, while Java slips to third place

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The 10 essential tools for JavaScript developers

Multiple frameworks and libraries make it easier to build browser-based apps with the web’s lingua franca language

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Node.js tutorial: Get started with Node.js

How to install and use Node.js, the NPM package manager, and Node.js modules and frameworks to build powerful web servers

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What’s new in React 16 JavaScript UI library

The “React Fiber” upgrade features several improvements for developers, but the big new capability—asynchronous rendering—isn’t in the initial release

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Facebook buckles under pressure over hated React license

The popular JavaScript UI library’s BSD + Patent license will be replaced with the friendlier MIT license—but only if developers update their React code

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CoffeeScript 2 arrives with JavaScript syntax improvements

Upgrades should require 'little or no refactoring' for most projects, but there are some breaking changes

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Angular 5 JavaScript framework delayed

October 23 is the new target release date for Google’s JavaScript framework, which focuses on building progressive web apps

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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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