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Meet Grid, The Guardian's Image Management Service

by Jeff Martin on  Aug 13, 2015

The British newspaper The Guardian has open sourced Grid, their image management service. Grid utilizes numerous modern web-based technologies including AngularJS, Amazon Web Serivces, and ElasicSearch using ECMAScript 6 and Scala. Build by a small developer team over the past 11 months, it is currently used in production and available under a liberal open source license.

All-New Devtools for React Bring Tools to Firefox

by James Chesters on  Aug 12, 2015

The React team has released entirely new devtools for the JavaScript library -- including a new version for Firefox. Jared Forsyth said "The current version of the devtools is a fork of Blink's "Elements" pane, and is imperative, mutation-driven, and tightly integrated with Chrome-specific APIs. The new devtools are much less coupled to Chrome, and easier to reason about thanks to React."

Netflix.com Adopts Universal JavaScript, Drops Java from Rendering Pipeline

by David Iffland on  Aug 11, 2015 2

The team behind Netflix.com have dropped their Java-based HTML renderer in favor of a Universal JavaScript renderer that they can run in the browser or on the server.

JerryScript & IoT.js: JavaScript for IoT from Samsung

by Abel Avram on  Aug 05, 2015

Samsung has recently open sourced IoT.js, a platform for IoT applications written in JavaScript, and JerryScript, a JavaScript engine for small, embedded devices.

Becoming a Great Web Front-end Developer

by Abel Avram on  Aug 04, 2015 5

This article contains advice written for web developers by two engineers, one recommending useful tools and techniques while the other providing suggestions on addressing some of the challenges faced writing for the browser.

Study: Developers Make Most Money out of Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Jul 31, 2015

VisionMobile has published the Developer Economics: State of the Developer Nation Q3 2015 survey, observing that most developers are male and young, Windows leads on the desktop followed by the browser, developers like to keep their code in private clouds and they make most of the money from cloud services.

Phaser 2.4: Game Framework's Epic Release

by James Chesters on  Jul 28, 2015

Phaser 2.4 is an "epic release" featuring a new video component updates, enhancements and fixes. Where 2.3 didn't have support for video files, creator Richard Davey says 2.4 not only introduces this support, but does so in a way that they can easily be used in games.

TypeScript 1.5 Boosts ES6 Transpilation Features

by David Iffland on  Jul 28, 2015

Microsoft has released TypeScript 1.5, dramatically improving ES6 transpilation capabilities.

Mozilla Blocks Flash, Encourages HTML5 Adoption

by James Chesters on  Jul 20, 2015

Mozilla is encouraging developers towards HTML5 and JavaScript and away from Flash, after it blocked the plugin in browsers amid security concerns. Following Adobe's advice that two critical vulnerabilities would potentially allow attackers to take control of affected systems, Mark Schmidt, Firefox's head of support, announced the move on Twitter.

Implementing Design Thinking Approach Using Various Tools.

by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 20, 2015

This post covers the usage and importance of design thinking approach using various tools. It also gives an overview of using Lego Serious Play for design thinking.

jQuery 3.0 Alpha Announced, Developers Need to Test

by David Iffland on  Jul 15, 2015

jQuery 3.0 alpha has been announced with plenty of breaking changes. The team wants to get feedback from the community over some of the proposed changes and developers need to test the updated library against their existing code.

Visual Studio Code 0.5 Adds ECMAScript 6 and Better Git Tools

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 13, 2015

Microsoft's multiplatform code-first editor, VS Code, has just made its July release. It features support for ECMAScript 6, improved Git support, and various editor enhancements for multi-file projects. VS Code is available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.

Firefox Moves to Eliminate XUL, Discusses How to Rebuild

by David Iffland on  Jul 09, 2015

Discussions have begun on how to eliminate XUL and XBL from Firefox. There's a long way to go before anything concrete happens, but the move will go a long way to modernize a browser built with outdated technology.

Anticipated Firefox 39 Released After Stability Issues Cause Delays

by James Chesters on  Jul 08, 2015

Mozilla has released Firefox 39, after initial stability issues caused by a third party application. The much-anticipated release brings with it support for CSS Scroll Snap Points, new sharing features, and improved dev tools -- as well as several critical bug fixes.

Symantec Claims Zero Day Flash Vulnerability Likely to be Exploited

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 08, 2015 1

Symantec is reporting that the zero-day vulnerability discovered (and weaponised) in the HackDay leak allows for remote code execution. Adobe will be updating Flash in the near future but disabling Flash may be the only solution at the moment.

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