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C3.js Brings Charting Power Without the Learning Curve

by David Iffland on  Sep 08, 2014

The JavaScript charting library, C3.js is a newcomer in an ocean of similar tools. Built on the D3 visualization library, it enables developers to create reusable charts and provides ways to manipulate a chart after it appears on screen.

Django 1.7 Is the Biggest Django Release since 1.0

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 05, 2014

It took the Django Software Foundation nearly one year, but finally Django 1.7 is here. This is the biggest Django release since Django 1.0, featuring "a new app loading framework, a new check framework, many improvements to query construction, and most importantly - Migrations", a new built-in database migration system.

First Preview of VS2013's 4th Update

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 05, 2014

The forthcoming release of VS “14” has not diminished Microsoft's continuing efforts to update the current VS2013. A fourth update for VS2013 has been released via a CTP, and is set to bring fixes and improvement to a couple of areas.

Building a Reactive Process Manager Using Actor Model

by Jan Stenberg on  Sep 05, 2014 1

Vaughn Vernon describes a reactive process manager supervising the process of finding the best loan quotes from banks with a focus on the reactive part, using Actor model for the implementation with examples written in Scala using Akka and C# using his recently published Dotsero toolkit.

Using Bing to Boost C# Development

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 03, 2014

The Bing Developer Assistant is a new plugin for C# developers to enable effective searches for code samples from within Visual Studio. Rather than requiring a context switch to a web browser, the plugin lets developers make code searches while they work.

MakeDrive: Syncing Filesystem for the Web from Mozilla

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 02, 2014

 MakeDrive is a new offline-first, syncing filesystem for the web, from Mozilla. Built on node.js and filer, it provides a sync service that other apps can use, while user retains full control of where her data lives.

Meteor 0.9 Release Brings Controversial Packaging System

by James Chesters on  Sep 02, 2014

Geoff Schmidt -- co-founder of Meteor -- announced this week the release of Meteor 0.9 and and the official Meteor packaging system.

PHP 5.6 Released

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 02, 2014

The PHP development team announced the availability of PHP 5.6. The new release brings new features and many improvements, PHP development team say, as well as some backward incompatible changes.

ASP.NET vNext: Custom Project Loaders and Language Support

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 01, 2014 1

The ASP.NET vNext runtime uses the Rosylyn compiler to compile and load the C# sources before running them. David Fowler shows how you can leverage the DI-by-design approach of KRuntime to inject support for your own language.

Yahoo Drop the Axe on YUI

by João Paulo Marques on  Aug 31, 2014

Yahoo has just announced they will immediately stop all new development on Yahoo User Interface (YUI).

Facebook F8 Apps for iOS and Android Now Open-Source

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 30, 2014

Facebook-owned DBaaS platform Parse has open-sourced the full source code of the official Facebook f8 apps for iOS and Android, Parse Developer Advocates Christine Abernathy announced. The apps are aimed to provide guidance for how to build apps on Parse as well as a starting point for similar apps and shows an interesting use of Parse for UI customisation.

CockroachDB: A Scalable, Geo-Replicated, Transactional Datastore

by Benjamin Darfler on  Aug 29, 2014 2

The team behind CockroachDB, an open source datastore project, has recently announced its initial alpha version. Inspired by Google’s Spanner project, CockroachDB aims to address the current lack of an open source, scalable, geo-replicated, ACID compliant database.

Heroku’s HTTP API Design Guide

by Abel Avram on  Aug 29, 2014 4

Wesley Beary, a member of the API team at Heroku, has compiled a list of guidelines for creating HTTP+JSON APIs presented in a condensed form here.

Microsoft Introduces NoSQL Document Database for Microsoft Azure

by Richard Seroter on  Aug 29, 2014

Microsoft may be synonymous with relational databases thanks to their flagship SQL Server product, but a new NoSQL offering looks to change that. Last week, Microsoft announced the preview of DocumentDB, a cloud-hosted managed document database with deep JavaScript support and features like automatic indexing and transactions.

New Device Mode in Google Chrome

by David Iffland on  Aug 29, 2014

In an upcoming Chrome release, Google upgraded DevTools with a new “Device Mode” to enable streamlined device display emulation, media query inspection, and a new network throttling tool. These tools make it easier for developers to emulate various devices and situations that their web page will encounter in the wild.

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