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TypeScript over JavaScript and Babel?

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TypeScript is a language that builds ontop of standard JavaScript. It uses the familiar ECMAScript 6 syntax, but adds features to it. TypeScript is then transformed to plain JavaScript that is interpreted by browsers or other platforms capable of running JavaScript.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday July 30, 2016

Aurelia 1.0 released

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Aurelia is a contemporary front end framework spearheaded by Rob Eisenberg, a former Angular2 team member. The project aims to deliver a front end framework similar to Angular, but different in implementation. Unlike React.js, a view library with a rich ecosystem, Aurelia provides a full stack solution for web application development.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday July 27, 2016

PHP framework Laravel selects Vue.js as default JavaScript framework

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Laravel is a very popular PHP framework running on the server side. It's known for ease of use and complementary side projects such as the Homestead. Laravel is very opinionated, but so far it's been lacking a default choice for a front end JavaScript framework to enable it being a full stack framework.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday July 27, 2016

React gets official boilerplate scaffolding through "React CLI"

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Dan Abramov of Redux fame joined Facebook late in 2015. Since that he has continued work on interesting features and communicated actively on Twitter about React. Now he has worked on a command line tool that allows developers to bootstrap new React projects without drama.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday July 23, 2016

Chinese takeover of Opera fails to get government approval

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The Norwegian browser vendor Opera was deemed to be acquired by a consortion of Chinese internet companies. In the latest news the company had not received regulatory approval from either Chinese or United States officials.

Written by Jorgé on Monday July 18, 2016

WebUSB connects remote devices directly to the browser via the web

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The WebUSB API provides a way to safely provide developers acces to USB devices over the web. The API is familiar to developers who have been using native USB libraries and shares the existing physical USB specifications.

Written by Jorgé on Monday July 18, 2016

Your license to use React.js can be revoked if you compete with Facebook

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React is a popular JavaScript technology for creating rich user interfaces. It originates from Facebook (Instagram originally) and is widely used. The library is open sourced under BSD, but it comes with an added patent clause that you should be aware of.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday July 16, 2016

Async/Await support for ES5 browsers pushed to TypeScript 2.1

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Today Microsoft announced the first 2.0 beta of their Open Source TypeScript language. Many were awaiting for the first major revision of the language to include Async/Await - an excellent asynchronous pattern loved by .NET developers.

Written by Jorgé on Monday July 11, 2016