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Safari 16 arrives with support for password replacement passkeys

Apple has released Safari 16 as part of iOS 16, and also delivered as an update for macOS Monterey and Big Sur. Headline new features include Passkeys,...

Go: new vulnerability checker released, survey shows developers in search of better error handling

The Go team has released an innovative vulnerability checker called govulncheck, along with the results of a survey showing that error handling has moved to the top...

AssemblyScript project: WASI damages open standards and the web

The AssemblyScript project has declared WASI (The WebAssembly System Interface) and the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) support for it to be “harmful to open standards in...

Preact JavaScript framework gets Signals: a better way to manage state?

The Preact team has introduced a new feature called Signals, claiming that it is “a better way to manage state.” The idea of signals...

VS Code update includes experimental fish shell, sticky scroll, and TypeScript 4.8

Microsoft has updated Visual Studio Code to version 1.71, with a string of new features including experimental support for the fish shell. Fish (“friendly...

Node.js creator Ryan Dahl urges Oracle to release JavaScript trademark

The creator of Node.js and Deno, Ryan Dahl, has penned an open letter to Oracle imploring the company to release the JavaScript trademark into the public domain....

GitHub Trending tab gets temporary reprieve after users perplexed and upset by threatened removal

Microsoft-owned GitHub landed an unwelcome surprise on its developer community before the weekend by greeting users of its list of trending repositories and developers with a banner...

Faster .NET in version 7? 500 performance improvements detailed

Microsoft’s Stephen Toub, a partner software engineer for .NET at Microsoft, has written a <a href="http://”, of which he describes around 500, concluding that “it’s the fastest...

Apple eases subscription path to Xcode Cloud to keep devs in the ecosystem

Apple has opened subscriptions for Xcode Cloud, a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) service designed to work with Xcode, the official IDE for macOS and iOS development....

Visual Studio plays catchup with VS Code again – this time with ‘Rainbow braces’

C# principal product manager Mads Kristensen has developed an extension for Visual Studio called Rainbow Braces that displays opening and closing curly brackets, parentheses and square brackets...