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Faster Babel 7 compiler debuts for JavaScript, TypeScript

But TypeScript is not fully supported, and Babel 7 does break some existing code

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JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, on the genesis of the popular programming language | True Technologist Ep 1

In this episode of True Technologist, Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript language and cofounder of Mozilla, describes the hectic and challenging early days of bringing JavaScript to market, as well as his new company, Brave...

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React Native JavaScript framework stumbles

Airbnb and Udacity bow out of Facebook’s mobile framework while Discord and Walmart forge ahead

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Fusion.js JavaScript framework is geared to lightweight apps

Uber’s Fusion.js offers code reuse on both the server and browser and works with libraries such as React and Redux

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What is WebAssembly? The next-generation web platform explained

Learn how WebAssembly is bringing near-native performance to the browser, by allowing devs to build high-speed web apps in the language of their choice

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IBM launches resources for cloud-native Node.js apps

The open source repos help developers build and deploy cloud-native Node.js applications via Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration

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Oracle: Switch now from Nashorn JavaScript engine to GraalVM

Oracle says GraalVM is more capable than Nashorn, and it has laid out a migration path from Nashorn to GraalVM

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Ryan Dahl’s Node.js regrets lead to Deno

Deno is an in-development secure TypeScript runtime built on the same Google V8 JavaScript engine as Node.js

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React Native mobile app framework gets a rewrite

Facebook’s framework will become lightweight and have better native integration

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Nashorn JavaScript engine for JVM could be axed

By removing Nashorn, some applications may no longer run because of an expectation of JavaScript’s presence

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Luna promises to make JavaScript testing easier

Inspired by Google Go, Luna avoids the effort of other frameworks that require the writing of boilerplate code and have multiple configuration options

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What is JavaScript? Creator Brendan Eich explains

Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript programming language, explains how the language is used, and why it's still a favorite among programmers for its ease of use.

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Dojo 2: What the JavaScript toolkit’s new version offers

14 years after the first version's debut, the revamped Dojo Version 2 provides a widget system and support for progressive web apps

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What’s new in the Node.js 10 JavaScript runtime

Node.js 10 arrives with full support for N-API, LTS status to come, and more features under consideration for 2018 and 2019

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What’s new in Oracle’s GraalVM multilanguage virtual machine

The universal virtual machine enters production status

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Stdlib roadmap: JavaScript will finally get a standard library

Details emerge as to what the expansive standard library will offer—as well as its focus on numerical and scientific computing applications

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Rust and JavaScript interoperability coming via WebAssembly

Mozillas’s goal is to make Rust a web language like JavaScript, for use alongside WebAssembly and JavaScript in web apps

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What’s new in the Sails Node.js framework

Sails.js Version 1.0 features async/await capabilities and a web template

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