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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.

New in React 16.3: an Official Context API, Better Component Lifecycle Methods, More

The latest version of the popular open source React JavaScript library for building Web UIs includes an official context API for easier component access to data, among many other new features.

Spring Boot 2.0 Released

Spring Boot is a rapid application development framework designed to simplify the development of stand-alone, production-grade, Spring-framework-based apps that run with little Spring configuration.

Google's Dart 2 Reboot Targets Client-Side Mobile, Web Development

Google has revamped its Dart programming language, adding strong typing and other optimizations for client-side development of mobile and Web apps.

Angular 2, React Native Top List of In-Demand Freelance Dev Skills

Those two development technologies experienced by far the most year-over-year growth in 2017, more than double the rate of No. 3 Docker.

As Go 2.0 Nears, AWS Launches Developer Preview of Go SDK 2.0

There's now a developer preview of an updated SDK for the Go programming language available on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Mozilla Funds 'Governmental or Vigilante Abuse' Crowdsourcing Tool

Reflecting the sociopolitical unrest of our times, Mozilla made a hefty donation to an Africa-based crowdsourcing project to help people "raise their voice" amid political turmoil or government/vigilante abuse.

Microsoft Edge on iOS/Android Bridges Mobile-Desktop Browser Divide

Microsoft today unveiled two apps that bring its Edge browser to iOS and Android while bridging the divide between mobile and desktop browsers, letting users seamlessly switch between the two while continuing on the same project.

React 16 Launches with Rewritten Internals, New License

Facebook has launched React 16, the latest version of its popular JavaScript library, featuring completely rewritten internals and a new license that assuages legal concerns raised under a previous license.

Open Source Licensing Issue Blunts Release of Rewritten React JavaScript Library

The next version of the popular React JavaScript library -- React 16, or React Fiber, featuring a major tech rewrite -- is out, amid ongoing licensing issues that are turning off some companies and developers.

Angular Routing Q&A: Moving Through Your Angular Apps

Deborah Kurata talks about the challenges of using Angular routing, types of parameters and more.

Hybrid Apps Beat Native in New Survey

A new survey from Ionic indicates the hybrid approach to developing mobile apps is gaining ground over true native coding, which is expected to fall off dramatically over the next two years.

Study Links Flawed Online Tutorials with Vulnerable Open Source Software

German researchers have published a paper finding that developers do indeed copy and paste code directly into their open source software, which can lead to the introduction of security vulnerabilities if that code comes from flawed online tutorials.

Microsoft Open Sources React Native-Based Cross-Platform Library

React Native was never truly cross-platform, though it's getting closer.

Google To Certify Mobile Site Expertise

Google, which has long been prodding Web site developers to step up their game for better performance on mobile devices, is furthering that effort with a new Mobile Sites certification program.

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