React, Flux, GraphQL, Hack, HHVM...? All of this and more!
The hosting space is really heating up as AWS has announced it's Lightsail, Linode and Digital Ocean have dropped prices of their VPS prices. This trend continues cloud provider UpCloud announcing high performance SSD VPS plans starting from $5/mo.
KaiOS is a Linux based operating system for feature phones. The system is a fork of the Firefox OS, a Mozilla venture that has been discontinued. Firefox OS was based on web technologies, a minimal Linux Kernel was used to boot up the Gecko browser engine. KaiOS continues on this path, being a browser native development.
Boris Bera has released a proof of concept of an XSS vulnerability when using Vue.js with server side rendering. Based on string templates, allowing attackers to target Vue.js through injection of code via malformed templates.
At the MWC 2018 tradeshow in Barcelona all the notable smartphone manufacturers get together and show their latest and greatest. This time, though what really should be in the limelight is Android Oreo (Go Edition) - a lightweight version of the world's favourite Mobile Operating System.
At Mobile World Congress 2018 HMD Global announced the Nokia 1. The $85 smartphone runs Android Oreo "Go Edition", a version of Android that has been tuned to work well on low specced hardware.
Oracle is making big changes to the Java ecosystem it acquired as a part of the Sun Microsystems deal in 2010. Since that time the ecosystem of Java has continued to thrive, you could say it is experience a renaissance of sorts.
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.