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Facebook Open Sources Proxygen, an HTTP Framework Supporting SPDY 3.1

by Abel Avram on  Nov 06, 2014

The idea behind Proxygen is not to replace Apache but having the ability to create a specialized high-performance web server that can be embedded into existing applications providing web services. Facebook initially started to build a proxy (hence the name) server in 2011, and now they are open sourcing it after the project evolved and has been tested in production for a number of years.

Meteor Strikes 1.0

by James Chesters on  Nov 06, 2014

Matt DeBergalis has announced the Meteor 1.0 release, with new features for mobile app development and packaging improvements. Among some of the highlights in the landmark release is improved Mobile App Support. Where support for building mobile apps in Meteor was announced in September's 0.9.2 release, 1.0 brings with it significant changes relating to Cordova.

Bootstrap 4 Will Drop IE8 Support

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Nov 06, 2014

Bootstrap 3.3.0 was announced last week, along with a set of upcoming changes in Boostrap 4 alpha. One of the biggest changes coming soon is removal of support for IE8.

Immutable.js Offers JavaScript a Taste of Functional Programming

by David Iffland on  Nov 05, 2014

Immutable.js provides JavaScript with a set of persistent data structures allowing for a functional programming style while using natural syntax familiar to traditional JavaScript developers.

Ember Gets Rendering Improvements, More Slated

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Nov 05, 2014

Ember 1.8 has been announced. One of the biggest changes is use of metal-views, which improves rendering performance as well as paves the way for more rendering improvements, grouped as "HTMLBars" in the future.

WHATWG Is Standardizing Web Streams

by Abel Avram on  Oct 31, 2014

After gestating for more than a year on GitHub, the project Streams has now been adopted by WHATWG in an effort to standardize a web streaming API. The project is led by Domenic Denicola, the man that started the work on Promises, currently part of the upcoming ECMAScript 6.

XHP-Bootstrap Project Announced, Combines XHP with Bootstrap Framework

by James Chesters on  Oct 29, 2014

Fred Emmott, software engineer for Facebook, has announced the release of XHP-Bootstrap project, combining XHP with the Bootstrap framework. Emmott describes XHP as a way to create HTML user interfaces from PHP or Hack, and provides an XML-like syntax for creating stringable objects representing markup.

AngularDart Reaches 1.0

by João Paulo Marques on  Oct 28, 2014

The Angular team has released AngularDart 1.0, which contains a lot of new features, performance improvements and bug fixes. It is the first version of the framework with the stamp "production-ready".

AngularJS 2.0 Details Emerge

by David Iffland on  Oct 27, 2014 3

At the 2014 ng-europe conference in Paris, the Angular team gave attendees details about the upcoming AngularJS 2.0 release. It's a significant departure from version 1.X that eliminates much of the existing architecture. Angular 2.0 is built on a new language called AtScript.

WebStorm 9 Supports Meteor, React and Polymer

by Abel Avram on  Oct 22, 2014

WebStorm 9, JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA-based IDE, comes with a number of new features and enhancements, including support for Meteor, React, Polymer, PhoneGap, Ionic, and others.

New Tricks Shown for Web Development in Visual Studio "14"

by Jeff Martin on  Oct 22, 2014 1

Visual Studio "14" is improving the web development experience through a series of changes throughout the package. These changes should benefit developers across a variety of tasks: JSON editing, HTML editing and the use of templating packages, and managing code in the editor.

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.

AngularJS Superluminal-Nudge Promises Substantial Performance Improvements

by James Chesters on  Oct 21, 2014

Google has announced version 1.3.0 of AngularJS, code named "superluminal-nudge". The release brings substantial performance improvements that reduce memory consumption, increase the speed of common DOM operations, and improve overall latency of Angular app.

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.

Microsoft's JavaScript Engine Learns New Tricks For Windows 10

by David Iffland on  Oct 15, 2014

The Internet Explorer team at Microsoft recently detailed changes to the JavaScript engine coming in Windows 10. A significant change is the addition of a second tier in the Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler to reduce startup time.

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