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Reintroducing Hstore for PostgreSQL

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 12, 2013

PostgreSQL 9.4 will be reintroducing Hstore as the column type of choice for document-style data. This supersedes PostgreSQL’s JSON support which was introduced in version 9.0 and early tests show it to be significantly faster than MongoDB for some operations.

Serializing Immutable Collections in .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 11, 2013

Serialization and immutable collections do mix in .NET, but only if you look to third party libraries like JSON.NET and protobuf-net.

What’s the Problem with Mobile HTML5?

by Abel Avram on  Nov 09, 2013 3

A recent research concludes that contrary to the general belief performance is not the main problem with HTML5 but rather the missing of profiling and debugging tools and the lack of certain APIs.

AnyPresence Soups-up Enterprise MBaaS Platform:Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 04, 2013

There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…

Webix JavaScript UI Library Helps to Build Cross Platform HTML5 and CSS3 Applications

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 26, 2013 1

XB Software Ltd has recently released its JavaScript UI library codenamed Webix which includes over 40 components that enables you to build not only Android and iOS apps but also traditional windows and web based applications.

WebStorm 7.0 Adds Support for Even More Web Technologies

by Abel Avram on  Sep 26, 2013

JetBrains has just released WebStorm 7.0 GA with support for EJS, Mustache, Handlebars, Web Components, Stylus, Karma, Istanbul, Compass, and comes with various enhancements.

OData v4.0 Committee Specification with Data Models, URL Components, CSDL, Vocabulary and Annotation

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 18, 2013 1

OASIS Open Data Protocol Technical Committee recently approved ODATA v4.0 as committee specification and also made available the complete reference documentation in both online and downloadable ZIP formats.

Mozilla Brick: A Polyfill Library for Web Components

by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 28, 2013

Web Components is a W3C specification that aims to enable Web developers to define widgets with a high level of visual richness and interactivity, together with ease of composition. Until proper browser support is here, developers can be using the Brick library that provides new custom HTML tags to abstract away common user interface patterns.

Android Stats and Tricks from OpenSignal

by Martin Monroe on  Aug 24, 2013

One blog of note that is furthering the efforts of today’s mobile application developers can be found at the OpenSignal web site. Their recent Android Fragmentation Visualized report offers some unique perspectives on the challenges of writing Android apps.

Sencha: Performance of Mobile Web Applications will Further Improve

by Ralph Winzinger on  Aug 23, 2013

Sencha, maker of the Sencha Touch Framework for HTML5 and JavaScript based mobile applications, commented on some so-called myths concerning performance of web-based applications on mobile platforms. To invalidate these statements, Sencha offers a variety of benchmark results collected of the past years.

Bootstrap 3 Has a New Look and More Components

by Abel Avram on  Aug 23, 2013

Bootstrap 3.0 comes with a new look, more components, lots of breaking changes and fixes.

Round-up on Responsive Images for the Web

by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 16, 2013

Nightly build of WebKit now supports the W3C srcset attribute spec on image elements, allowing developers to specify higher-quality images for your users who have high-res displays, without penalizing the users who don’t. It also provides a graceful fallback for browsers that don’t yet support the feature.

Google Open Sources Gumbo, An HTML5 Parsing Library

by Abel Avram on  Aug 14, 2013

Google has open sourced Gumbo, an HTML parsing library written in C. Gumbo adheres to the HTML5 parsing algorithm, passing all html5lib-0.95 tests, and has been tested on 2.5 billion pages indexed by Google.

XML Can Give the Same Performance as JSON

by Jan Stenberg on  Aug 13, 2013 11

Many of the presumptions of how slow and resource-demanding "Fat” XML is compared to JSON’s lightweight payload do not hold up to a test David Lee, lead engineer at Marklogic, states after running a "crowd sourcing" experiment with 33 different documents and almost 1200 tests on a multitude of browsers and operating systems.

Community-Driven Research: Ruby On Rails State of Practice - Testing

by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 30, 2013

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 16th question about: "Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Testing". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

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