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 has just announced they will immediately stop all new development on Yahoo User Interface (YUI).
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.
APIs.json lets domains make their APIs public and discoverable by search engines.
Benoit Marchant is the creator of the open source MontageJS HTML5 Framework, and the Co-Founder & CEO at Montage Studio. MontageJS is designed to write single page, multi-screen web applications with a focus on high quality user experience, and to enable big projects with larger teams.
Motorola RhoMobile 5.0 comes with a new licensing model, support for the latest iOS and Android versions, a set of new or improved cloud services – Build, Synchronization, Push Notification –, Zebra Printing support, and others.
Cloud 9 has recently launched a new version of their online IDE. Usually, online developer tools are simpler than their native counterparts, some even refusing to call them IDEs. But Cloud 9 does not want to be just a rich editor, incorporating more and more features of a traditional integrated development environment.
Mozilla has released Firefox 31, including the implementation of new ECMAScript 6 features, malware blocking and new features for game developers.
Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (22.214.171.124) is now available and includes the much anticipated “In-memory” feature, along with several other improvements.
Google released Chrome 36 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android which includes some additions and improvements as well as various bug fixes and performance tweaks.
Stanislas Polu has recently announced the first public Alpha release of Breach, a modular browser built on Chromium and Node.js.