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Firefox OS 1.3 Adds New Technologies For Mobile Developers

by Sergio De Simone on  May 14, 2014

Mozilla has announced that a new Firefox OS version is now available to Mozilla partners. The update includes many new features for both users and developers. The new OS version is already available on a new ZTE mobile phone, the ZTE Open C.

Testing PhoneGap Apps on Devices without SDK, Compilation or Code Signing

by Abel Avram on  Apr 23, 2014

PhoneGap has released PhoneGap Developer App, a tool for testing apps during development, bypassing the whole SDK and the need for compiling or signing the code. LiveReload with GapReload can do the same thing.

Using Sigma for Drawing Graphs

by João Paulo Marques on  Mar 20, 2014

The team behind Sigma, a JavaScript library dedicated to drawing graphs in Web applications, released a new version of this tool. What this library provides is a way for developers to create graphs while making networks manipulation on webpages smooth and faster for the user.

Going Offline with LocalForage

by João Paulo Marques on  Feb 26, 2014

The Mozilla Foundation has released localForage, a new JavaScript library that promises to simplify the process of storing offline data in web applications. What makes this library unique is the fact that it tries to combine the best of both worlds: the features of some more recent technologies (asynchronism and blob support) with a simple API.

Creating Nobackend Applications with Firebase

by Abel Avram on  Sep 11, 2013 1

Firebase is out of beta with pricing plans and SLAs. This article contains details on Firebase and an interview with Andrew Lee, CTO.

Google Dart Developments: Polymer Replaces Web UI

by Abel Avram on  Jul 16, 2013

Google Dart is going to dump Web UI, replacing it with Polymer. From the outside, the main differences are in data binding and handling events.

Sails 0.8.9: A Rails-Inspired Real-Time Node MVC Framework

by Tim Heckel on  Apr 13, 2013 4

Version 0.8.9 of Sails, a real-time MVC framework built atop node.js, was released on April 9th by Austin, TX-based Balderdash in an ongoing effort to bring a Rails-like development platform to modern web apps

50 Tricks for Faster Web Applications

by Abel Avram on  Nov 22, 2012 1

Jatinder Mann, an Internet Explorer PM at Microsoft, held the session 50 performance tricks to make your HTML5 apps and sites faster at BUILD 2012, providing many tips for creating faster web applications.

Web Intents: What They Are and Their Current Implementation Status

by Abel Avram on  May 17, 2012

This article shortly explains what Web Intents are and why they are useful. Google has enabled Web Intents in Chrome 19, the implementation being available to Safari via WebKit, and Mozilla is also working on it.

Mozilla Labs Apps Developer Preview

by Bienvenido David on  Jan 17, 2012

Mozilla has launched the Mozilla Labs Apps Developer Preview, an early view of the Mozilla Labs Apps marketplace. The Mozilla Labs Apps project allows developers to create HTML5 applications that run across multiple devices using Web standards like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. The Mozilla Labs Apps project will also operate its own marketplace to help in the distribution of these HTML5 applications.

Making Technical Community More Active - 2011 Year-End Review of Baidu Technical Salon

by Huo Taiwen on  Jan 13, 2012 2

Baidu Technical Salon is a regular offline communication activity hosted by Baidu, planned, executed and implemented by InfoQ. The topics included cloud computing, mobile Internet, big data, log analysis and other current popular topics. This article mainly reviews Baidu’s support for technical community via Technical Salon, community’s feedbacks on these activities as well as a brief plan in 2012

What is the Future of Flash and Flex?

by Abel Avram on  Aug 26, 2011 5

Adobe wants to strengthen Flash and Flex’s position in the enterprise and especially in the mobile space. But a recent study shows that jQuery has overtaken Flash as a deployed web solution on the top 17,000 websites.

Is it Difficult to Write REST Clients?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 16, 2011 14

Adam DuVander, from the Programmable Web, reported last week on a survey of API experiences which raised some of the largest problems developers encounter in consuming Web APIs, including the most popular APIs.

Web vs. Desktop Apps: “Never Bet Against the Open Web”

by Dio Synodinos on  Mar 20, 2011 8

HTML5 and EcmaScript 5, provide powerful APIs, leading several organizations to consider building their applications using Web technologies, rather than the using the traditional Desktop approach. In order to explore the evolution of this trend, InfoQ had an interview with Dylan Schieman, CEO of SitePen and co-creator of the Dojo Toolkit, about the potential of the Web platform.

New Relic Has Released RPM for .NET and PHP

by Abel Avram on  Oct 15, 2010

New Relic has released two new variants of its performance tool: RPM for .NET and RPM for PHP. RPM offers performance monitoring and analysis for web applications running on premises or in the cloud.

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