Jasper van Rijbroek has released Raddish, a new Node.js framework with "ridiculous speeds" that also comes with out of the box support for threads and sockets. According to its own notes, Raddish aims to be "amazingly fast". Van Rijbroek told InfoQ that by using a fallback system Raddish allows developers to write less code to reach their goals.
Bootstrap 3.2 adds responsive embeds, objects and iframes, several new responsive utility classes, a considerable number of small improvements and bug fixes.
The file formats used by Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have been fully opened source via the latest release of Microsoft's OpenXML SDK. This provides developers with the familiar Apache 2.0 License, providing an easier path to incorporating support for these documents into their own projects.
Mozilla has released in the nightly builds an IDE for creating, editing, running and debugging web applications on Firefox OS devices and simulators, planning to extend it to all major browsers on mobile devices.
Cordova/PhoneGap 3.5.0 no longer support iOS 5, 3.6.0+ will not support WP 7, and future updates will come through npm.
This article includes several guidelines for creating websites that scale for different screen sizes and form factors.
The Status.IE project provides compatibility information for 4 major web browsers, allowing developers to see which features are available based on the browsers they need to support. Microsoft has open-sourced both the code serving the project and the data it offers, making it easy for developers to further their own development projects.
Google has released version 1.4 of its web programming language Dart. The release brings with it Observatory; a new tool for performance analysis, and a new experimental feature for dart:io, ServerSocket references.
Mitchell Baker has announced this week that Mozilla is adding Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) to Firefox, joining the ranks of Microsoft, Google, and Apple who have implemented the system in their browsers. The Free Software Foundation has condemned the partnership between Mozilla and Adobe, describing Adobe as being "hostile to the free software movement and to Mozilla's own fundamental ideals."
This update to the premier source of humanitarian data worldwide will help international aid organizations by simplifying access, improving data flexibility, and improving the system's performance and robustness.
Last week, InfoQ reported that Groovy 2.3 has a much faster JSON parser than previous versions. While creating the article, we sent an email to Tatu Saloranta, founder of the Jackson JSON processor. We wanted to see what he thought about Rick Hightower reporting that Groovy and Boon provide the fastest JSON parser for the JVM.
GitHub has open sourced their Atom IDE including the Atom Shell framework, Atom Core, and the Atom Package Manager (apm).