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Chakra JavaScript engine from Microsoft coming to Node.js for Mac and Linux

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Node.js is a server side environment for running JavaScript. Created in 2009 the Node.js has traditionally ran on the V8 JavaScript engine from the Google Chrome team, but lately Microsoft has made it's intentions clear; They're giving an alternative to V8 with the Open Source ChakraCore JavaScript engine.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday August 4, 2016

Angular 2 CLI moves from SystemJS to Webpack

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The Modern JavaScript ecosystem has reached the point of maturity where some projects are becoming the de-facto standard. Build system veterans such as Grunt and Gulp were first challenged by Browserify to packaging files for distribution, but now WebPack is the norm. The Angular 2 CLI curiously used the SystemJS for loading modules.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday August 4, 2016

A static site generator built with React: Antwar

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Static HTML is a very safe method for hosting content with high performance and a high level of security. Static HTML obviously means generating a bunch of HTML files that will be served as is, without additional database or other tools.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday August 3, 2016

Introduction to Map, Filter and Reduce in JavaScript

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A wave of functional programming is washing over the JavaScript ecosystem. This has made the development world polluted with terms that might sound alien to majority of developers used to programming with a bunch of loops with ifs and elses.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday August 3, 2016

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