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State of WebAssembly in 2018: Browser support, dev tooling and specifications on track

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Building communications and computing technology is a painstakingly long task. The route from initial idea will typically take years first to spec, implementation and finally mainstream adoption. WebAssembly is now on this route, it is already usable - but the official specification work continues.

Written by Jorgé on Friday February 16, 2018


Real world 4G LTE vs. 5G test benchmark: 14x bandwidth

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4G LTE networks have been a standard in developed countries and urban areas for a number of years now. Increased popularity has even congested the networks in some areas.

Many are hoping fifth generation 5G networks will improve both bandwidth an capacity. Devices supporting 5G data transfer are already very far in development.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday February 15, 2018


New MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime exploits surface

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In January 2018 the world was shaken by Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Fastforward to midway through to February, and the news have fizzled. Software and Hardware manufacturers have continued mitigating the issues. But now researchers have unveiled new exploits with the "Prime" suffix.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday February 15, 2018


Salon.com pushes Bitcoin Mining as an alternative to ads

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Salon.com is a premium online content provider. Having been in the online publication business since 1995 the publication has seen a lot. Companies like Google and Facebook have generated huge profits from online advertising, but content creators like Salon have not been as lucky.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday February 14, 2018


Formstate - Type safe forms for React.js with TypeScript

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HTML forms continue to be the bane of existance for developers around the globe. Even with contemporary declarative UI libraries like React, building complex wizards and so on can become a living nightmare.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday February 6, 2018


Next.js 5 improves TypeScript support

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Next.js is a Universal JavaScript Framework that has been around late 2016. During this time the technology has attracted a large user base, with significant production deployments.

Written by Jorgé on Monday February 5, 2018


ShadyCSS support lands in ES6 templating library lit-html

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Starting from version 3.0 the Polymer Web Components utilities will standardize on JavaScript best practises. One of the areas is templating, where Polymer is set to leverage native ES6 template literals.

Written by Jorgé on Friday February 2, 2018


VS Code to autocomplete JavaScript class 'this' properties automatically

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Visual Studio Code is on a roll. The simple code editor from Microsoft is winning hearts and minds. The out of the box configuration seems to have hit a good balance between functionality and usability. A new small, but significant feature will land to VS Code in 2018.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday February 1, 2018


Privacy focused Turing Phone maker to go bust?

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Turing Robotic Industries is a company that has been designing and manufacturing privacy focused Turing Phone devices since 2015. After years of delays, the company finally delivered in the fall with the Turing Appassionata. Now the company's future is unclear.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday February 1, 2018