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Next.js upgrade emphasizes static site generation

Latest Next.js release introduces new data fetching methods for specifying static generation or server-side rendering

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What is Deno? A ‘better’ Node.js

From the creator of Node.js, Deno is a secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript that addresses Node’s shortcomings

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Scala.js 1.0.0 improves JavaScript interoperability

Version of the Scala programming language that compiles to JavaScript has reached GA status

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GraalVM upgrade improves Windows builds

Oracle’s open source, polyglot virtual machine also brings JavaScript, Java, Python, and Ruby enhancements

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TypeScript vs. JavaScript: Understand the differences

TypeScript transpiles to JavaScript and enables the development of large-scale applications

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Most developers know JavaScript — and want to know Go

HackerRank developer survey finds JavaScript most-known, Go most-wanted to learn, and full-stack development skills most-wanted in the job market

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JavaScript is the most in-demand IT skill

JavaScript has unseated Java as the most sought programming language skill, indicating a stronger need for front-end web development than back-end systems

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Making open source JavaScript pay

Money isn’t everything to the success of the most popular JavaScript frameworks. Or is it?

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What frustrates web developers? Web browsers

Mozilla Developer Network survey indicates broad satisfaction with web technologies, with browser support being the main frustration

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Node.js 13 brings programming enhancements, worker threads

New release also features V8 engine performance improvements for object destructuring, memory usage, and WebAssembly startup time

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JSON tools you don’t want to miss

Developers can choose from many great free and online tools for JSON formatting, validating, editing, and converting to other formats

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Dart language taps machine learning for code completion

Google’s Dart 2.5 SDK features previews of machine learning powered code completion and a foreign function interface for C interoperability

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10 trusty JavaScript test tools

From simple test runners to complete testing frameworks, look to these proven tools to keep your JavaScript free of bugs

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Facebook JavaScript engine boosts React Native on Android

Open-source Hermes JavaScript engine could be used to improve performance of all JavaScript-based mobile applications

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The best programming language to learn

Python is clearly the best choice, unless a better choice is Java or JavaScript. Let’s compare

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3 JavaScript libraries to replace jQuery

Cash, Zepto, and Syncfusion are three JavaScript libraries picking up where jQuery left off

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Full-stack developer: What it is, and how you can become one

A full-stack developer understands the entire software stack, from the GUI front end to the database back end. However, not everyone agrees on the level of mastery needed to earn the title

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ECMAScript roadmap: New JavaScript features for 2019

Two proposals are completed, and more are under consideration for the technology behind JavaScript

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