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What’s new in Ruby 2.6

The dynamic web language gets a just-in-time compiler—with a twist

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What is JSF? Introducing JavaServer Faces

JavaServer Faces is the Java standard technology for building component-based web interfaces. Get started with JSF, including what's new in JSF 2.3

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First Houdini APIs for CSS layout debut

The W3C effort is meant to give developers more control over how a web page looks

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Google investigates faster, more-private webpage transitions

The Chrome team works on specs for fast loading and multipage sites

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What is the MEAN stack? JavaScript web applications

The web application stack powered by MongoDB, Express, Angular, and Node.js leverages JavaScript from top to bottom

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What’s new in the ASP.Net Core 3.0 web framework

Microsoft will tighten up .Net Core integration, changing and removing several capabilities

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What is a Java servlet? Request handling for Java web applications

The Java Servlet API is part of the Java EE stack, providing URL mapping and request handling capabilities for Java web applications

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WebAssembly, JavaScript links get faster in Firefox

The Firefox Nightly beta makes these calls run faster than non-in-lined JavaScript-to-JavaScript function calls

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Meet Wasmjit, your future embeddable WebAssembly runtime

Wasmjit, now a proof of concept in beta, is intended to be a Linux kernel module

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The best open source software for software development

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in software development

React - an open-source JavaScript library for building user interfaces

Next.js 7 framework compiles faster, supports WebAssembly

Better error reporting and support for the React context API are also added

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Removed from JDK 11, JavaFX 11 arrives as a standalone module

Developers must now explicitly include JavaFX modules in applications

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Microsoft’s SignalR real-time service moves to the cloud

The cloud service is geared to apps including social networks and GPS

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TensorFlow.js puts machine learning in the browser

The WebGL-accelerated library works with the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime, but isn’t on par with Tensorflow’s Python API

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Faster Babel 7 compiler debuts for JavaScript, TypeScript

But TypeScript is not fully supported, and Babel 7 does break some existing code

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React Native JavaScript framework stumbles

Airbnb and Udacity bow out of Facebook’s mobile framework while Discord and Walmart forge ahead

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Fusion.js JavaScript framework is geared to lightweight apps

Uber’s Fusion.js offers code reuse on both the server and browser and works with libraries such as React and Redux

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What is WebAssembly? The next-generation web platform explained

Learn how WebAssembly is bringing near-native performance to the browser, by allowing devs to build high-speed web apps in the language of their choice

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