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Open Source Community Releases Babel 7 JavaScript Compiler

Open source community volunteers have shipped an update to the Babel compiler that makes modern JavaScript compatible with older environments, adding speed, easier configurability and much more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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