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Massive web tech survey shows how bad habits continue – and WebAssembly may be...

The HTTP Archive has published most of its 2022 web technology report, called the Web Almanac, based on a survey of over 8 million websites. Among its...

Cloudflare previews workerd, an open source JavaScript/Wasm runtime for ‘nanoservices’

Cloudflare has released workerd in beta, an open-source JavaScript/Wasm (WebAssembly) runtime based on the same code as Cloudflare Workers, a serverless platform which runs on the company’s...
Hitachi Kubernetes Service

After axing free plans, Heroku introduces ‘low cost’ tier including scale to zero

Salesforce-owned Heroku is introducing new low-cost dyno plans, called Eco, to mitigate its decision last month to end free plans from November 28 this year, and to...

TypeScript 49 in beta: New ‘satisfies’ operator, no ECMAScript Decorators yet

TypeScript 49 is now in beta, with significant updates including a new “satisfies” operator, but ECMAScript Decorators, which were planned for this release, are likely to be...

JDK 19 release followed by Jakarta EE 10. But is it the new COBOL?

In a big week for Java, the Eclipse Foundation has released Jakarta EE 10, the platform once known as Java EE (Enterprise Edition).

Wasmtime 1.0 released: WebAssembly outside the browser, but is it really production-ready?

The Bytecode Alliance, sponsors of the Wasmtime project, have declared it fit for production with the release of version 1.0. WebAssembly was invented...

Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich: C/C++ should be deprecated

Mark Russinovich, Microsoft’s Azure CTO, says that C and C++ should not be used for new projects. “It's time to halt starting any...

Microsoft emits .NET 7 early release licensed for production, new Visual Studio preview

Microsoft has released .NET 7 Release Candidate (RC) 1, and according to the team: “This is the first of two … that are supported in production.”
Web design tools

Adobe set to acquire Figma collaborative design tool, developers fret about future

Adobe plans to acquire Figma, a popular web-based collaborative design tool for around $20 billion. A post from Figma co-founder and CEO Dylan Field...

Meta releases MemLab JavaScript memory leak detector as open source

Meta, the company behind Facebook, has open sourced MemLab, a tool for finding memory leaks in JavaScript applications on Chromium-based browsers. As the...