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NativeScript, Angular Team Up for Single-Project, Native Mobile/Web Apps

While previous efforts to combine NativeScript and the Angular framework for Web and native apps go back at least a couple of years, the teams this week announced an approach with a new ingredient: the open source NativeScript Schematics.

Open Source Dart 2 Revamp Focuses on Mobile, Web Development

After a nearly eight-month pre-release preview, the Dart 2 programming language has emerged as a stable release that includes many breaking changes in a revamp that focuses on mobile and Web client-side development.

Microsoft Ships Open Source TypeScript 3.0

Microsoft shipped TypeScript 3.0, the latest edition of the open source programming language that provides a strict syntactical superset of JavaScript with the addition of optional static typing.

Oracle Adds Nashorn Support in Java-Based GraalVM

The GraalVM team at Oracle Labs has announced new support in the polyglot virtual machine for users of the Nashorn JavaScript engine.

Airbnb, Udacity Abandon React Native

Within the space of two weeks, two major enterprise dev teams announced they have abandoned React Native, the Facebook-originated technology unveiled five years ago as a new way to code native mobile apps using JavaScript.

Open Source TypeScript Cracks Top 100 in TIOBE Programming Language Popularity Report

The five-year-old TypeScript programming language developed and open sourced by Microsoft debuts in the top 100 at No. 93.

5 Years in, React Native Facing Re-Architecture

With lessons learned during five years of development, React Native is now facing a major re-architecture to provide more flexibility and integrate the framework better with native infrastructure in hybrid JavaScript/native apps.

Perfecto Tests Progressive Web Apps

Nodding to the growing Progressive Web Apps movement, Perfecto announced it's providing cloud-based automated testing of PWAs, which blend attributes of the Web and mobile.

Java Still Most Popular Primary Language, Report Finds

The Java programming language continues to be the most popular primary programming language, a new report found, while JavaScript lead the "most used programming language overall" category, and the Go programming language earned "most promising programming language."

AWS Cloud Favored for Node.js Deployment, Survey Says

The Node.js Foundation published its third annual user survey, revealing the Amazon Web Services cloud is the primary deployment target for Node.js production code.

Open Source NativeScript 4.0 for Mobile Apps Released

The release of NativeScript 4.0 was announced by Progress, the primary backer of the open source framework for building cross-platform, native mobile apps with JavaScript-based tools.

Top 3 Dev Skills Needed: React, Python, JavaScript

According Hacker News' April 2018 Hiring Trends analysis, the three top skills desired last month were React, Python and JavaScript.

Tools Suite Will Target Commerce-Based Progressive Web Apps

Magento Commerce announced its upcoming Progressive Web Applications Studio, a suite of tools to help developers create business-oriented PWA solutions.

LinkedIn Wrestles with CSS Performance Drag, Open Sources Homegrown Solutions

Common Web developer wisdom says tweaking the performance of Cascading Style Sheets selectors isn't worth the hassle, but at tremendous scale encountered by popular sites such as LinkedIn, that wisdom can be called into question.

Open Source Node.js Hits v10, with Better Security, Performance, More

Enterprises are urged to soon consider upgrading to the new version 10.x release line of the open source Node.js project for server-side JavaScript.

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