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Node.js Survey: Enterprise Inroads, New Meaning for 'Full Stack' Developers

A new survey from the Node.js Foundation shows the open source JavaScript platform is making inroads into enterprise dev shops, where the term "full stack developer" has a new meaning, making room for the burgeoning Internet of Things.

npm Puts Enterprise JavaScript Manager on AWS Cloud

Rebounding from some unwanted publicity and developer angst, npm Inc. has simplified the process of using its enterprise-oriented JavaScript package manager in the AWS cloud as an Amazon Machine Image.

After npm JavaScript Package Fiasco, Firm Changes Policy, Says 'We're Sorry'

npm Inc. has changed its policy regarding the removal of packages after a module naming squabble broke thousands of JavaScript builds last week, while issuing an apology for the events.

Microsoft Bringing Native Bash Shell to Windows

Microsoft today surprised developers by announcing it was bringing the Bash shell -- long a mainstay tool for Linux-based development -- to Windows 10.

Survey: Desktop Development Is Most Popular, Pays Well

No. 1 takeaway from poll of 21,000-plus developers? "Desktop development is still the most-popular place to be, attracting 50 percent of professional developers, and making money for them too."

Apperian Opens Up Mobile App Management APIs

Apperian Inc., known for its mobile app management (MAM) platform, is now exposing the functionality of that product through open APIs.

Microsoft Nixes React Native Support in Visual Studio 2015

Just in case there was any doubt, Microsoft quietly confirmed it won't be adding support for Facebook's React Native -- the game-changing way to build iOS and Android mobile apps with JavaScript -- to its flagship IDE, Visual Studio 2015.

New Open Source Database, Rich Text Editor Framework for React Ecosystem

Facebook said there were no major news announcements emanating from the just-started React.js Conf 2016 like last year's introduction of React Native, but nevertheless there is news today of a new database for React Native and a tool for building rich text editors in React for Web -- both open source.

Express Web Server Advances in Node.js Ecosystem

The Node.js Foundation, formed last June to advance development of the popular server-side JavaScript platform, is officially absorbing the widely used Express Web server framework into its ecosystem.

Mozilla Kills Firefox OS for Smartphones, Eyes Connected IoT Devices

Mozilla has given up on Firefox OS -- its ill-fated challenge to Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms -- to instead focus on connected devices "bringing the power of the Web to IoT."

App Monitoring Tool Claims First PHP 7 Support

Just a couple months after the release of PHP 7, AppNeta claimed to be the only company in its Application Performance Management space to support the newest version of the ubiquitous Web scripting language, which boasts speedier performance and a spaceship operator.

Telerik Dev Tool Claims First AngularJS 2 UI Support

The newest release of the Telerik DevCraft development suite is the first in the dev tooling market to feature support for building UIs on top of AngularJS 2 JavaScript-based applications, claims its parent company, Progress Software.

New JavaScript-based Web Language Challenges React

"If Ruby and React had an indentation-based lovechild, what would it look like?" asks Norwegian developer Sindre Aarsaether, who answers his own question by introducing the new Web language, Imba.

Analyst: React Native Ready for Enterprise Late This Year

React Native, a new approach to creating mobile apps unveiled by Facebook early last year, is an important development that's still maturing and unlikely to be suitable for enterprise adoption until late this year, IDC analyst Al Hilwa said in recent research report.

Startup Uses JavaScript for Cloud-Based, Native Mobile Apps

Startup Synchro Labs launched a platform for using JavaScript and the Node.js framework to create cloud-based, native mobile apps for the enterprise, targeting the replacement of legacy intranet apps.

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