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Ratchet Becomes a Real Framework, Gets a New Home

by Burke Holland on  Apr 07, 2014

The mobile application prototyping tool, Ratchet, has been promoted to a full application framework, and moved into the Bootstrap GitHub repo. It also has new documentation and new themes for iOS and Android.

Meteor 0.7.1 Release Brings Dev Accounts, Further Improvements

by James Chesters on  Mar 28, 2014

Matt DeBergalis has released version 0.7.1 of Meteor, with the improvements to oplog and minimongo, CSS preprocessing, and Meteor developer accounts. Version 0.7.1 includes added support to minimongo for what DeBergalis refers to on the Meteor blog as “more of the ‘estoteric corners’ of the MongoDB query language."

Orion 5 Supports More Languages and Can Deploy to Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Mar 04, 2014

Enhancements in Orion 5 include: syntax highlighting for several languages, content assist for several Node.js libraries and databases, better syntax validation, cloud deployment and others.

Testing End-to-End with Nightwatch

by João Paulo Marques on  Feb 17, 2014 2

Nightwatch is a recently released acceptance framework based on Node.js that uses Selenium WebDriver API to automate web applications testing. The tool promises a simple syntax which enables the writing of end-to-end tests using JavaScript and CSS selector that runs against a Selenium server.

Simplified CSS Preprocessing with restyle.js

by Andy Earnshaw on  Feb 17, 2014

Andrea Giammarchi's restyle.js is a new, JavaScript-based, CSS preprocessor that can run on either the server (via Node.js) or in the browser. It touts itself as "a simplified CSS approach", generating all prefixed variations of CSS rules and properties and, if applicable, inserting them into the DOM.

DevDocs, a One Stop Shop for Reference Documentation

by João Miranda on  Dec 30, 2013 1

DevDocs combines multiple reference documentation sets, commonly used by software developers, in a single web site. DevDocs takes advantage of this centralization to offer crosscutting features such as a searchable interface, keyboard shortcuts, common layouts or a common table of contents. DevDocs currently includes documentation for HTML, HTTP, Javascript and Ruby, among others.

Webix JavaScript UI Library Helps to Build Cross Platform HTML5 and CSS3 Applications

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 26, 2013 1

XB Software Ltd has recently released its JavaScript UI library codenamed Webix which includes over 40 components that enables you to build not only Android and iOS apps but also traditional windows and web based applications.

WebStorm 7.0 Adds Support for Even More Web Technologies

by Abel Avram on  Sep 26, 2013

JetBrains has just released WebStorm 7.0 GA with support for EJS, Mustache, Handlebars, Web Components, Stylus, Karma, Istanbul, Compass, and comes with various enhancements.

Bootstrap 3 Has a New Look and More Components

by Abel Avram on  Aug 23, 2013

Bootstrap 3.0 comes with a new look, more components, lots of breaking changes and fixes.

Round-up on Responsive Images for the Web

by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 16, 2013

Nightly build of WebKit now supports the W3C srcset attribute spec on image elements, allowing developers to specify higher-quality images for your users who have high-res displays, without penalizing the users who don’t. It also provides a graceful fallback for browsers that don’t yet support the feature.

Community-Driven Research: Ruby On Rails State of Practice - Testing

by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 30, 2013

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 16th question about: "Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Testing". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

Fries: Building a Native Android Interface with HTML, JavaScript and CSS

by Abel Avram on  Jun 15, 2013

Inspired by Ratchet, an iPhone application prototyping framework, Jaune Sarmiento has created Fries, a small framework for creating the UI of Android applications using just HTML, JavaScript and CSS, no native code. While many have done similar interfaces, Fries mimics the native Android 4.0 interface pretty well.

Yeoman: Modern Workflows for Modern Webapps

by Tom Lane on  Jan 21, 2013 1

Front-end developers should take a note of the release of Yeoman, a front-end development workflow.

Version 5 of Programmer's Text Editor jEdit Released with Support for Scala and Dart

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Dec 27, 2012 3

jEdit version 5.0.0 was recently released. It has new editing modes for Scala and Dart, and improved Mac OS X support regarding the UI and keymappings. All keyboard shortcuts are now configurable and presets are offered for Emacs and IntelliJ IDEA. This is also the first version that supports localization (French, German, Russian, Czech and Japanese are offered).

Twitter Bootstrap Ecosystem Continues to Grow

by Peter Bell on  Dec 11, 2012 4

Bootstrap Hero recently launched a list of over 200 resources for Twitter Bootstrap. The article catalogs a wide range of UI widgets and other resources showing just how comprehensive the ecosystem is becoming.

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