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W3C's Latest HTML5 Standard Ignores WHATWG

by Han Xu on  Oct 21, 2014

W3C published a new version of the HTML5 Differences from HTML4 working draft. The latest version describes the differences of W3C HTML5 and HTML4, and a comparison between WHATWG HTML and HTML4 is no longer covered.

Chrome 38 Supports Art Direction through the picture Element

by Abel Avram on  Oct 16, 2014

Google has added support for the element in the recently released Chrome 38, enabling developers to specify multiple image sources based on various media queries.

SweetAlert Provides Alternate Way to Alert Users

by David Iffland on  Oct 09, 2014

SweetAlert is a new modal dialog box library for JavaScript with a focus on style but without any external dependencies. The developer behind it, Tristan Edwards, created it as a way to ease the pain web designers experience when dealing with error messages.

Stack Overflow Adds Live JavaScript to Answers

by David Iffland on  Oct 02, 2014

Developers have a new browser-based code editor to play with, but this time, it's embedded in another tool. Stack Overflow, the popular question and answer site for software developers, announced the release of a new tool that lets users run JavaScript, HTML, and CSS code right in the question page.

MySQL Offers a REST API

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 30, 2014 5

A prototype of MySQL 5.7 is shipping with an optional component called the MySQL HTTP Plugin. This plugin allows direct access to MySQL via a REST over HTTP interface, eliminating the need for a middle-tier server or database specific drivers.

Core Support for JSON in Java 9

by Ben Evans on  Sep 22, 2014 2

One of the first Java 9 features to be announced is core support for JSON. We spoke to early adopters to find out more.

AngularJS 1.3 Improves HTML Forms

by David Iffland on  Sep 18, 2014

The upcoming AngularJS 1.3 release arrives with a heavy focus on improved form data manipulation. While this version solves some real-life pain points, for some developers, it may not be an automatic upgrade.

Microsoft WinJS 3.0 Now Supports Multiple Platforms

by Abel Avram on  Sep 18, 2014

Microsoft has enhanced WinJS by adding support for multiple platforms and several major browsers, has modularized it and made it work with other JavaScript libraries.

Debugging Apps in Chrome and Safari with Firefox

by Abel Avram on  Sep 17, 2014

Mozilla has implemented the protocol adapters that enable remote debugging in Chrome for desktop or Android and Safari/iOS. They are to be integrated into WebIDE.

Standard Markdown Becomes Common Markdown then CommonMark

by Abel Avram on  Sep 08, 2014

A group of representatives from Stack Exchange, GitHub, Reddit, and others have started to standardize and enhance Markdown under the name Standard Markdown. Their efforts have met the opposition of John Gruber, the syntax’s creator, who does not want to see Markdown used in other projects, so the project was eventually renamed CommonMark.

Yahoo Drop the Axe on YUI

by João Paulo Marques on  Aug 31, 2014

Yahoo has just announced they will immediately stop all new development on Yahoo User Interface (YUI).

Heroku’s HTTP API Design Guide

by Abel Avram on  Aug 29, 2014 4

Wesley Beary, a member of the API team at Heroku, has compiled a list of guidelines for creating HTTP+JSON APIs presented in a condensed form here.

P5.js Brings Creative Coding to the Masses

by James Chesters on  Aug 26, 2014

Lauren McCarthy has released the first public beta of p5.js, a JavaScript library that wants to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators, and beginners. p5.js is an offshoot of the Processing visual programming language, and enables non-programmers to write JavaScript code and create visual projects.

JavaScript Error Recorder Lets Users Report Bugs in Browser

by James Chesters on  Aug 19, 2014

Bogomil Shopov and Robert Nyman have announced The Usersnap Console Recorder, a browsable JavaScript error- and XHR-logs recorder that is free to use for FOSS projects.

APIs.json: Publishing and Discovering APIs

by Abel Avram on  Aug 19, 2014 1

APIs.json lets domains make their APIs public and discoverable by search engines.

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