Ajax Control Toolkit has been updated to support jQuery and includes a new Twitter control which takes advantage of new Twitter API. It also includes an improved documentation which describes the usage of ToolkitScriptManager.
During this year's JavaOne conference, Oracle engineers unveiled a prototype tablet made with off-the-shelf parts and an interface built on Java SE 8. The "DukePad", as it is known, was revealed to attendees during the conference's technical keynote.
Cloud-based IDE provider Codenvy has introduced the idea of “instant projects” where developers can jump into a configured environment and immediately begin coding. These temporary environments require no authentication and open up interesting new possibilities for developers seeking community assistance or evaluating technology.
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.
Stating that “NPAPI’s 90s-era architecture has become a leading cause of hangs, crashes, security incidents, and code complexity”, Google intends to remove the Netscape Plug-in API. This is the plug-in technology used host application runtimes such as Silverlight, Java, and Unity. They are beginning the process in January by disabling all plugins not a small whitelist.
The 2.3 GA version of the Grails web framework was released this week. The release came in the midst of the SpringOne 2GX conference, and some of the new version's features were demonstrated during the second night keynote by Grails project lead, Graeme Rocher.
StrongLoop, the company which previously launched an Enterprise-Ready Node.js distribution, is today launching a new open-source mobile backend-as-a-service product named LoopBack.
Over the past months, InfoQ published three research items on the current state of Ruby on Rails practice. Now the results are in and we're taking a look at what tools Rails developers currently use.
Recently, Tom Dale, one of the creators of ember.js, wrote an article that re-kindled a brewing debate on the need for progressive enhancement. This is a quick look at the different views on the debate.
Firebase is out of beta with pricing plans and SLAs. This article contains details on Firebase and an interview with Andrew Lee, CTO.