React 0.14 Hits Release Candidate, Adding New Package Split, Refs Syntax, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 16, 2015 2

Two months after entering beta, React 0.14 has reached release candidate status. React 0.14 will enforce separation of rendering and core concerns, make it easier to declare stateless components, and add new `refs` syntax.

Defining and Managing Requirements with Interactive Prototypes

by Ben Linders on  Sep 16, 2015

An interview about recent developments in requirement definition and management, how agile teams handle requirements and which problems they face in their daily work, using interactive diagrams and prototypes for conveying requirements, how interactive prototyping can be used with a lean startup approach, and what the future will bring us in requirements definition and management.

Node.js Release 4.0, First Combined Release With io.js

by James Chesters on  Sep 15, 2015

The Node.js Foundation has released Node.js v 4.0, combining Node.js and io.js into one single codebase. The all-new Node.js contains many new ES6 features enabled by default, as well as V8 v4.5, with accompanying new features.

Front-End Tooling Survey Provides Insight Into the Community

by David Iffland on  Sep 10, 2015

Ashley Nolan asked developers about their front-end tooling choices and the results are in. Over 1,000 developers answered questions on topics ranging from CSS to JavaScript frameworks to task runners.

The Alliance for Open Media Is Set to Create a Free Video Format

by Abel Avram on  Sep 09, 2015

Several large Internet companies - Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix – have formed the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), an organization aiming to create an open royalty free video format that is interoperable, fit for various devices including mobile ones, supporting high quality video formats including UHD and commercial/non-commercial content.

Typescript to Support React

by James Chesters on  Sep 07, 2015 2

Microsoft have released the beta for TypeScript 1.6, and with it support for React. Program manager Jonathan Turner explains that while the TypeScript team has collaborated with teams responsible for libraries including Dojo, Aurelia, and Angular, React is "an important library" that that has been difficult for TypeScript developers.

Angular Offers Refined Migration Path with ng-upgrade

by David Iffland on  Sep 01, 2015

The Angular team has announced a new component, dubbed ng-upgrade, that will allow Angular 1 and Angular 2 projects to coexist. This will allow developers to migrate an application one piece at a time without losing the fidelity of either engine.

Phoenix Web Framework Makes 1.0 Milestone

by James Chesters on  Aug 31, 2015

Chris McCord has released version 1.0 of the Phoenix web framework. Written in Elixir, Phoenix implements the server-side MVC pattern and aims to combine high developer productivity with high application performance.

Chrome 45 will no Longer Automatically Run Flash

by Abel Avram on  Aug 28, 2015

With Chrome 45 only the main Flash content will be enabled, the rest being paused unless the user decides to manually start it.

Mixed Feelings Greet Mozilla's Add-ons Overhaul

by James Chesters on  Aug 26, 2015

Mozilla has released a major overhaul to how Firefox add-ons are developed. Included is the introduction of the WebExtensions API and a requirement for add-ons to be reviewed and signed by Mozilla before deployment. The developer community has reacted with a range of emotions to the announcements.

Bootstrap Version 4 Announced, Alpha Released

by David Iffland on  Aug 20, 2015

Web UI Framework Bootstrap has announced version 4 and released an alpha version. This is a major update that accepts more modern web techniques and drops support for old browsers.

Getting JSON Data with Netflix Falcor

by Abel Avram on  Aug 19, 2015

Netflix has open sourced Falcor, a JavaScript library offering a model and asynchronous mechanism for fetching JSON data from multiple sources.

Critical Flaw Allows Remote Code Execution on Internet Explorer

by Jeff Martin on  Aug 19, 2015

Microsoft has announced the presence of a critical flaw that exists in all versions of Internet Explorer, allowing for remote code execution. This flaw applies to all current Windows systems and should be patched as soon as possible.

Ember.js 2.0 Celebrated for Backwards Compatibility

by James Chesters on  Aug 18, 2015 1

Ember 2.0 has been released - with zero new features. The decision has been met warmly by the JavaScript community, who have widely praised the framework for remaining backwards compatible with 1.13. Ember 2.0 only removes the features that were deprecated in Ember 1.13, meaning that apps that run on Ember 1.13 without deprecation warnings should also run on Ember 2.0.

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.

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