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New Types

TypeScript 1.6 is now live

Typescript is now available in version 1.6. The latest drop of Microsoft’s JavaScript extension brings about a handful of improvements, including support for React/JSX, the ability to write class expressions and new features in the Type system.

Node + io.js = Node.js 4

Node.js 4.0 released

Three months after the Node.js Foundation started work on a new release candidate, Node.js 4.0.0 has been released – now featuring the io.js fork code base for the very first time.

Trendy

GitHub digs into language trends

Since GitHub launched in 2008, an assortment of languages have held pole position as most popular on the Git repository hosting service. Using the Linguist library to populate their list, excluding forks, the service serves up some interesting statistics.

C-ya later

Go 1.5 is out: Say goodbye to C

Google’s up and coming programming language Go is now available at version 1.5, with one very noticeable change – no more C. The team behind Google’s open source, low-level language project has called it a significant release.

Rubbing it out

Ember.js 2.0 is all about removing stuff

The new Ember.js 2.0 drop is all about removing features that were deprecated from version 1.13. However, the gang behind the open-source JavaScript application framework want to make sure they’re really good at removing things.

Living to dominate

The Power of Living Systems

Pieter Hintjens has defined a new metaphor for software systems and organizations known as “Living Systems”, which will recognize and solve real problems faster, cheaper, and with more accuracy than Planned Systems.

Third time's a charm

io.js reaches version 3.0.0

Expected to be the last series under their forked banner, io.js has progressed to version 3.0.0. Breaking changes show up in the form of V8 upgrades, along with preparations around the native side of the platform for the upcoming Node.js merger.

Giving users what they want, when they want it

Enhancing quality of experience for content-rich sites

When it comes to satisfying users of image rich web applications, the speed and quality of every single image matters. Parvez Ahammad looks at the ways machine-learning algorithms and cloud application delivery solutions can improve the quality of experience.