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NectarJS to offer JavaScript compilation-as-a-service

Can JavaScript become a universal language for developing for multiple form factors? The inventor of NectarJS, a compiler-as-a-service cloud application now in development, claims NectarJS will make this happen. Currently in alpha release, NectarJS would have developers code in JavaScript for multiple platforms, including the internet of things, various operating systems, and the WebAssembly portable code format. Web developers could thus become low-level software programmers, claims Seraum, the company behind NectarJS. [ Go deeper at InfoWorld: Beyond jQuery: An expert guide to JavaScript frameworks • The complete guide to Node.js frameworks • The…

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Is there anything more comforting than homemade chicken noodle soup? Perfect for cold weather, and especially good if you are fighting off a cold or flu. There are probably as many ways of making chicken noodle soup as there are moms who make it. The key is homemade stock made from chicken parts or a whole chicken. The iron rich gelatin from the chicken cartilage and bones is good for you, and one of the reasons why homemade chicken stock is so beneficial. If you don’t already have a cache…

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C completes comeback in programming popularity

The once-declining C language has completed a comeback in the monthly Tiobe Index of language popularity, winning the 2017 Programming Language of the Year designation from Tiobe as the biggest gainer in share. Although the language only grew 1.69 percentage points in its rating year over year in the January index, that was enough beat out runners-up Python (1.21 percent gain) and Erlang (0.98 percent gain). Just five months ago, C was at its lowest-ever rating, at 6.477 percent; this month, its rating is 11.07 percent, once again putting it…

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What’s new in Ruby 2.5

Ruby, one of the more venerable dynamic languages, has just gained in performance with the new 2.5 release. Arriving on Christmas Day 2017, Ruby 2.5.0 is the first stable release in the 2.5 series. [ Go deeper at InfoWorld: Beyond jQuery: An expert guide to JavaScript frameworks • The complete guide to Node.js frameworks • The 10 essential JavaScript developer tools • The 6 best JavaScript IDEs and 10 best JavaScript editors. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]New performance features in Ruby 2.5 It boosts performance…

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Jellyfish – Mystical Creatures With Great Benefits For Men

Nature sometimes presents us with a myriad of questions. Among the myriad of creatures, the jellyfish which are often fascinating even though we lack a lot of info about them. While the jellyfish may not stand out much like some other sea creatures, there are some interesting pieces of facts about the jellyfish, but only for those who search them out. How Old Is The Jellyfish? In this article written by Phillip Lamb for the conservation US, he shared a handful of rather unknown information about the jellyfish. Phillip collated…

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