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Watch Franziska Hinkelmann's International JavaScript Conference session

Speed, Speed, Speed: JavaScript vs C++ vs WebAssembly

In Node.js, we can use WebAssembly modules and native C++ addons. If your app has performance critical parts, should you stay in JavaScript? Or write a native C++ addon? Or use WebAssembly? Let’s have a look at how these options compare performance wise and which one is best for different workloads. So the next time you need to optimize for speed, you know your options.

Electron is getting ready for a great 2020

Open source framework Electron becomes OpenJS Foundation incubator

Electron is a framework used to build desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and is based on Node.js and Chromium. You might know it from such big names as Discord, Slack, Skype, Trello and Visual Studio Code, to namedrop just a few. Electron has now started the process to join the OpenJS Foundation, the first step of which is to become an incubator project.

Watch Manfred Steyer's International JavaScript Conference session

The Future of Angular and your Architectures with Ivy

Have you been following Angular’s journey? Ivy is the next-generation compilation and rendering pipeline that was introduced in Angular 8. Since then it has undergone a number of new changes and improvements. See what it brings to the table and how it will change your architectures in this International JavaScript Session from Manfred Steyer.

Foresight is 2020

Software development trends for 2020

Plenty of software development technology has gone through a huge shift in the past few years. DevOps is the norm, the world is application-centric, and framework frenzy is in full swing. Looking towards the next decade, here are a few trends that David Cramer, CEO and co-founder of Sentry, predicts we will see in 2020.

Integrated Development Environment as a Service

Eclipse Dirigible 4.0 lands: Cloud development in your browser

Eclipse Dirigible started as an internal Eclipse Foundation SAP initiative for extending and adapting SOA and Enterprise Services use cases. It became an Eclipse Project in 2015, and since then has soared to new heights. It aims to provide devs a toolset for building, running, and operating end-to-end vertical apps in the cloud and offers a wide variety of features.

Watch David Guijarro's International JavaScript session

Nuxt.js: isomorphic Vue.js Apps made easy, fast and fun

What is Nuxt.js? Find out how this framework can help your JavaScript programming experience. Take a video break and watch David Guijarro, a JavaScript developer at SHARE NOW, discuss the framework and how to make Vue.js apps with it. It’s fast, easy, and fun.

Watch Erin Zimmer's International JavaScript Conference session

Web Components: It’s about Time

Web components were first proposed all the way back in 2011. Since then, they’ve been kicked around without really getting much traction until recently. With the rise of components in frameworks, a new standard that is (almost) supported by all modern browsers, and support from (almost) all major frameworks, web components are suddenly looking a lot more appealing.

17,000 programmers weigh in

Global developer report: 11 million devs actively use JavaScript

Which programming languages have the strongest communities and the most active programmers? How many devs are implementing DevOps strategies? What frameworks are mobile programmers using? Let’s take a dip into the data and see what 17,000 developers from 155 countries revealed in SlashData’s report, Developer Economics: State of the Developer Nation 17th Edition.

Why you should use date-fns

How to manipulate dates with JavaScript

Issues related to working with dates are as old of a problem as it gets with JavaScript. In theory it is possible to perform date calculations with JavaScript’s date object, if it weren’t for the many weaknesses of the API. Fortunately, there are helpful libraries that can save us a lot of work. One of them is date-fns.

The state of web development

Why JavaScript is so essential to modern development

Love it, hate it, or neutral on it, JavaScript has had a big hand in making the web what it is today. What makes JavaScript such an essential language to modern web programming? In this article, go through a brief history of JavaScript’s creation, its competition, and some of its drawbacks in modern programming.