Chrome 91 released with improvements to the File Access System and WebOTP APIs

Chrome 90 went live about a month ago, with support for the new Augmented Reality APIs and AV1 encoder, along with other things. Chrome 91 has followed suite to users, bringing improvements such as a more efficient File Access System API and support for automatic transfer of unique passwords (OTP) by SMS to cross-origin iframes on the web. The WebOTP API has been improved to support the transfer of SMS OTPs to cross-origin iframes. Google...

Vue.JS 3 receives update

There’s a major new release of Vue.js, the JavaScript library. The developers say version 3 provides improved performance, smaller bundle sizes, better TypeScript integration, new APIs for tackling large scale use cases, and “a solid foundation for long-term future iterations of the framework”. Vue.js is a small, flexible JavaScript library that you can use to build interactive web applications. The developers say it offers simplicity, performance, and flexibility. It is made up of a core...

Node js gets New Diagnostics

Node.js has been updated with Diagnostic Reports added as a stable feature, a new experimental async local storage API that can trace a transaction through different steps in a process and support for internationalization and easier native module use. Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform asynchronous event driven JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. It uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O mode and executes JavaScript code outside web browsers. The diagnostic report that was added...

PyTorch 1.5 Updates C++ API

PyTorch, an optimized tensor library for deep learning using GPUs and CPUs, has been updated with several major new API additions and improvements, along with new and updated libraries. PyTorch aims to offer a replacement for NumPy that make suse of the power of GPUs, while providing a deep learning research platform that provides maximum flexibility and speed. The new release, PyTorch 1.5, includes a significant update to the C++ frontend, ‘channels last’ memory format for...

Oracle files response to Google

Google v. Oracle America is a current legal case within the United States related to the nature of computer code and copyright law. The dispute centers on the use of parts of the Java programming language’s application programming interfaces, which are owned by Oracle, within early versions of the Android operating system by Google. The long ongoing, but not for too much longer, dispute between Oracle and Google about the use of code from the...

Angular 9 moves to Ivy compiler

Angular 9 has been released with improvements to the framework, Angular Material, and the CLI. This release also moves over to the Ivy compiler and runtime by default, and introduces improved ways of testing components. Angular is a is a TypeScript-based web application framework. It is open source, and can be used for building JavaScript apps and dynamic web pages. It has gained widespread support partially because it’s a good framework, and partially because of...