Javascript

  • Facebook partners with Google, others to launch a new JavaScript package manager

    Facebook partners with Google, others to launch a new JavaScript package manager

    Facebook today launched Yarn, a new package manager for JavaScript. If you’ve every worked with JavaScript and Node.js, chances are that you’ve used the npm package manager to find and reuse existing code (or maybe publish your own libraries, too). At Facebook’s scale, though, npm didn’t quite work for the company, though, and it started developing an opinionated… Read More

  • Microsoft says its Edge browser is still more energy-efficient than its competitors

    Microsoft says its Edge browser is still more energy-efficient than its competitors

    Once upon a time, browsers were all about getting faster and scoring better on JavaScript benchmarks than their competitors. While speed still matters, many developers have recently focused more on energy efficiency than speed (which makes sense, given that most users now browse on laptops). When Microsoft said that its Edge browser was more energy-efficient than its competitors, like… Read More

  • Facebook’s new open source project makes it easier to get started with React

    Facebook’s new open source project makes it easier to get started with React

    Facebook’s React project is an open source library that allows developers to quickly build apps and their user interfaces in JavaScript. But that’s a bit of an understatement, because besides JavaScript, you also have to learn a lot of tools to simply set up a React project. While Facebook has talked about its own tooling for React, most individual developers and startups… Read More

  • Programming Trends To Look For This Year Crunch Network

    Programming Trends To Look For This Year

    There has never been a more exciting time for technologists and developers worldwide. The number of active development languages and frameworks, as well as development tools and learning avenues, continues to soar. Despite all these resources at our fingertips (or perhaps because of this abundance), it may not be obvious where industry trends are leading us. In my role as a coding… Read More

  • Google’s Angular 2 Framework Hits Beta

    Google’s Angular 2 Framework Hits Beta

    Angular 2, Google’s framework for building mobile and web apps in HTML and JavaScript, is now in beta. Google first announced Angular 2, which represents a significant (and controversial) break from Angular 1, in September 2014. Since then, it’s gone through an alpha and developer preview. By applying the ‘beta’ label to Angular 2, Google basically says that it believes… Read More

  • Human Code Project Hack Aims To Demystify Code

    Human Code Project Hack Aims To Demystify Code

    Meet Roslyn Scott and Dalton Scott, a mother and son team who just demoed a neat idea for making code more accessible, here at the Disrupt London 2015 hackathon. Their hack, called the Human Code Project, uses several IBM Watson APIs, including its Natural Language Classifier, to power a search interface for translating JavaScript code terms into plain English. Read More

  • Chrome Extensions Are Coming To Firefox

    Chrome Extensions Are Coming To Firefox

    Mozilla today announced major changes to how Firefox will implement add-ons going forward. The most important of these is the adoption of a new extension API that will be largely compatible with the one currently in use by Blink-based browsers like Chrome and Opera. This so-called WebExtensions API will ensure that developers will only have to make a few small changes to their code for… Read More

  • The Future Is Here, It’s Just Unevenly Distributed Systems Crunch Network

    The Future Is Here, It’s Just Unevenly Distributed Systems

    Hearken to me, my fellow developers. We live in complex and confusing times. Once we sought to make things ever simpler. Then we discovered that simple isn’t necessarily scalable, or efficient, or resilient, and turned to favoring composition over simplicity, deconstructing our systems into multiple independent services. And now–well–now it sometimes seems we have hit upon… Read More

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