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Team Synapse is Josh Cohen, Jacob Hoffman, Jordan Hank, and John Morgan, four Stanford University computer science majors with a shared interest in using computer science for the social good. They invite you to contribute to the Synapse project on GitHub.

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Architect has a better blueprint for AWS Lambda deployments

The JS Foundation is taking jurisdiction over Architect, an open source software project for provisioning and maintaining cloud infrastructure from a simple text file, with a focus on AWS Lambda and eventually other serverless computing implementations. The Architect project proposes a file format referred to as .arc.

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New project taps Node.js for microservices API gateway

Looking to take some complexity out of microservices deployments, LunchBadger has built an open source API gateway to secure microservices and expose them via APIs. Built on the Express web application framework for Node.js, the Express Gatewayroutes requests to services using Node.js and Express middleware.

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Node.js 8 brings sanity to native module dependencies

Node.js, the popular server-side JavaScript platform, has been upgraded with improvements related to the runtime, buffer security, URL parsing, and preserving dependencies on native modules across major Node.js upgrades. On the module dependencies front, Node.js 8.0.0, released today by the Node.js Foundation, introduces the Node.js API, or N-API, albeit still behind an experimental flag.

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CoffeeScript 2 arrives with JavaScript syntax improvements

CoffeeScript, a simple languages that compiles to JavaScript and aims to make web developers lives easier, has just moved to a second major release, one that emphasizes syntax improvements. CoffeeScript 2, which had been in a beta stage since April, features a compiler that translates CoffeeScript code into modern JavaScript syntax.

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Microsoft adds multithreading to Node.js for compute-heavy apps

Microsofts beta Napa.js runtime is offering multithreaded support for theNode.js server-side JavaScript platform, to provide the flexibility of JavaScript with speedy performance akin to C++s. By introducing multithreading to Node.js, the Napa.js runtime can more easily handle computation-intensive tasks, Microsoft said.

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Yarn 1.0 simplifies JavaScript dependency management

Facebooks Yarn, an alternative JavaScript package manager to NPM, has reached a 1.0 release, which features a workspaces capability to ensure the latest code is being used on engineering projects. With workspaces, users transition their code base into a mono-repository to ensure that the most recent code gets used.

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