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What's new in TypeScript: Anders Heljsberg at Build 2018

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At the annual Microsoft Build 2018 developer conference Anders Hejlsberg had a session on the state of TypeScript. This is beginning to be an annual State of TypeScript talk, as there was a similar talk at Build 2017.

Written by Jorgé on Friday May 11, 2018


Wappalyzer stats indicate PHP has a 82% marketshare in 2018

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PHP is the language both loved and hated. The most popular server side programming language has never had a good reputation among many developers. There's been "a PHP killer" in the works more times as there's been "an iPhone killer".

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday May 9, 2018


Browser cryptocurrency mining malware is common

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Since it's inception in 2009 Bitcoin has been hailed as a free currency suitable for the internet. Since it's huble beginnings the digital currency was first widely adopted for trading drugs and other illicit substances.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday May 9, 2018


JavaScript modules (ESM) now supported by major browsers

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Using ECMAScript modules from ES6 / ES2015 has been a daily for many developers for many years using module bundlers like Webpack. With the Release of Firefox 60 stable, ECMAScript modules are now supported in all major browsers - out of the box.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday May 9, 2018



File rename refactoring coming to TypeScript

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TypeScript often though of being just a type system for JavaScript, similar to Flow. But the reality is that the language features are only part of the picture. The tooling for refactoring, etc. where it's at.

Written by Jorgé on Friday May 4, 2018


Four new critical Spectre CPU vulnerabilities uncovered

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The year 2018 started of with a security bang. The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in Intel and other CPUs shook the world. By end of April these were largely mitigated by software and hardware vendors. In early May news of new vulnerabilities were unearthed.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday May 3, 2018


Drupal React.js admin update

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Late in 2017 it was announce d that Drupal would start using React.js for it's interface. Now this has progressed and therea resome examples available online from the team working on merging Drupal with React.js.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday April 24, 2018



Redux 4.0 lands with notable improvements under the hood

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Redux continues to be the React community's favourite tool for state management. The tool has received some flak in the recent month, which is not for the tool - but rather the use of Redux in places where it's overkill. Meanwhile the team has worked to release the fourth major release of Redux.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday April 18, 2018