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Compromised npm Package: event-stream

Ownership of a popular npm package, event-stream, was transferred by the original author to a malicious user, right9ctrl. This package receives over 1.5mm weekly downloads and is depended on by nearly 1,600 other packages. The malicious user was able to gain the trust of the original author by...
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The State of the Octoverse: Top Programming Languages of 2018

At the core of every technology on GitHub is a programming language. In this year’s Octoverse report, we published a brief analysis of which ones were best represented or trending on GitHub. In this post, we’ll take a deeper dive into why—and where—top programming languages are popular. There are...
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Envoy and gRPC-Web: A Fresh New Alternative to REST

gRPC-Web is a JavaScript client library that enables web applications to interact with backend gRPC services using Envoy instead of a custom HTTP server as an intermediary. Last week, the gRPC team announced the GA release of gRPC-Web on the CNCF blog after nearly two years of active development....
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What Is the MEAN Stack? JavaScript Web Applications

Most anyone who has developed web applications knows the acronym LAMP, which is used to describe web stacks made with Linux, Apache (web server), MySQL (database server), and PHP, Perl, or Python (programming language). Another web-stack acronym has come to prominence in the last few years: MEAN—...
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Anatomy of a JavaScript Error

It’s not a pretty sight when an application dies. Error messages can be difficult to understand, and we sometimes have to put our investigator hats on to solve the mystery and find the culprit. Most software developers spend all their time avoiding errors, but here at Bugsnag, our entire product is...
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Employers Want JavaScript, but Developers Want Python

When it comes to which programming languages are in demand by employers, JavaScript, Java, Python, C++, and C—in that order—came out on top in a recent developer survey. Developers, however, want to learn languages like Python, Go, and Kotlin. A survey of developers by technical recruiter...
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The race to the “best ever ever ever framework” in JavaScript slowed down recently and the focus is more on tools or features around popular frameworks.

JavaScript Trends for 2018

Trying to bet on how many new JavaScript frameworks will be released each month, is, the best software engineer’s game in the past 5 years. Something interesting since last year: The race to the “best ever ever ever framework” in JavaScript slowed down and the focus is more on tools or features...
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The Brutal Lifecycle of JavaScript Frameworks

JavaScript UI frameworks and libraries work in cycles. Every six months or so, a new one pops up, claiming that it has revolutionized UI development. Thousands of developers adopt it into their new projects, blog posts are written, Stack Overflow questions are asked and answered, and then a newer (...
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Exploring Node.js with Mark Hinkle, the Executive Director of the Node.js Foundation

Even though JavaScript has been around for more than 20 years, it’s becoming the first class citizen for developing enterprise applications. There is a huge developer community behind this technology. What makes things even more interesting is that, with Node.js, JavaScript can run on server, so...
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The Sweetness of JAMstack: JavaScript, APIs and Markup

The JAMstack approach to web development has been emerging for several years, but really took off in 2017. More a design philosophy than an explicit framework, JAMstack takes the concept of static, database-free websites to the next level via an architecture advocates are calling “the future of the...
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