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New Tools and Updates
Meet Vue.js 3.0
Angular, React, and Vue.js Demos in DHTMLX Pivot 1.5
Export Module Update is Coming for DHTMLX Gantt
Exporting is an important feature for any JS library meant for project management apps. DHTMLX Gantt also allows users to convert their Gantt into various formats. It can be done in two ways: via a free DHTMLX online service or a local module. The latter is a paid option, but it is frequently chosen by our customers because it is more convenient. Using the module, you can export your charts even without access to the Internet and don’t need to transmit your project data to the external server. Thanks to this functionality, project managers, for instance, can easily print Gantt charts on paper or share them with business partners by mail.
The good news is that the export module will be updated soon. The new module will apply a more advanced Electron framework (instead of the currently used PhantomJS) for displaying Gantt charts and saving them to PDF/PNG formats. This novelty will provide a lot of new capabilities: export large Gantt charts to PDF/PNG, support multipage export, specify page orientation, and enjoy the use of modern HTML and CSS styles. Learn more about the upcoming release and some general info about the exporting feature of our Gantt component in the blog post.
Introducing NativeScript 7.0
Deno 1.4 Released
Deno, a new JS runtime environment, has been updated to version 1.4. According to the development team, this release has become the most significant feature-oriented upgrade for Deno so far. Speaking of the most notable features, now web developers, who shifted from Node.js to Deno, can start using a WebSocket API for working with remote servers and a built-in file watcher enabling an automatic restart function. Moreover, the new version provides an integrated test coverage. If you want to know about other novelties and improvements implemented in Deno 1.4, check out the official release notes.
Visa, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, has recently published a warning notice about a new comprehensive JS skimmer capable of shrinking away from disclosure. This smart piece of malware named Baka utilizes dynamic loading and special confusion techniques to trick scanning systems. BAKA disconnects itself from the memory of the attacked e-store when it “senses” the possibility of dynamic analysis or upon the completion of data infiltration. Since coming into the spotlight back in February, BAKA has been exposed by Visa specialists on several online e-commerce businesses across the globe. That is why Visa has prepared a list of measures that should help online stores to protect their assets against BAKA-like skimming malware.
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