Matt DeBergalis has released version 1.1 of Meteor, announcing support for both Windows and MongoDB 3.0. The 1.1 release "adds first-class official support" for developing applications software on Microsoft Windows, DeBergalis said, adding that it is the start of "a commitment to developers on the Microsoft platform."
MS Open Tech has announced a Cordova plugin which allows developers to use Active Directory Authentication in their apps for Android, iOS, Windows Store, and Windows Phone platforms to access the APIs that it protects, such as Office 365, Azure, Graph API, etc.
The Polymer team has made available Polymer 0.8 alpha with a “proposed API for 1.0” but it is “not compatible with the 0.5 API” having many breaking changes. The library has been optimized for size and performance and it is not yet feature complete.
NPM has released the SemVer calculator, a tool to help developers determine if a SemVer selector string matches the correct versions.
Microsoft has released TypeScript 1.5 alpha incorporating a number of new features, including: modules, decorators, a plug-in for Sublime Text, for…of loops, ES6 Unicode, computed properties and let/const compilation to ES5.
Google is going to make Pointer Events the main event type in Chrome, joining ranks with Microsoft, Firefox and leaving out Apple.
Google has released Dart 1.9, bringing fresh support for asynchronous programming. Kevin Moore, product manager for Google, said the release of version 1.9 introduces async methods and await expressions built on top of its existing Future API.
Microsoft has been developing their new web browser, codenamed Project Spartan for some time. Now the company has revealed that the name Internet Explorer is also going to be replaced-- both in name and in substance.
Facebook has released React v0.13, bringing with it support for ES6 classes, as well as new top-level APIs and breaking changes for JSX.
Business process management software provider Effektif today announced the open sourcing of their workflow engine. The new model allows developers to include Effektif workflows from within their applications via Java and REST APIs
Ian Craggs presented about Paho, Mosquitto and MQTT/MQTT-SN at EclipseCon. InfoQ caught up with him and asked him what's happening in the MQTT space.