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New Relic Open Sources their Docker Deployment Tool Centurion

by Carlos Sanchez on  Jun 17, 2014

New Relic open sourced Centurion, a deployment tool for Docker used internally to run their production infrastructure. Centurion takes containers from a Docker registry and runs them on a fleet of hosts with the correct environment variables, host volume mappings, and port mappings, supporting rolling deployments out of the box.

Perl Advances onto Android

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 16, 2014

The veteran Perl programming language has produced release 5.20.0, which adds a myriad of refinements along with support for the Android platform.

Swift Might Not Be As Fast As Apple Claims It To Be: First Benchmarks

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 11, 2014

Performance is one of the benefits that Apple claims its new Swift programming language should bring to OS X and iOS developers, and being in beta hasn't prevented independent developers from running benchmarks and reporting their findings. Perhaps unsurprisingly these show that in some cases Swift performance is not yet satisfactory.

Socket.IO 1.0 Release Brings Binary Support, new Engine.IO Module

by James Chesters on  Jun 10, 2014

Guillermo Rauch has released version 1.0 of the Socket.IO realtime JavaScript library, bringing with it the new Engine.IO module, and support for sending binary data. Coming more than two years since the last major release, the JavaScript community has largely greeted the news warmly, but for some the release has been too long coming.

Groovy Now Runs on Android

by Abel Avram on  Jun 07, 2014 6

During the recent GR8Conf Europe 2014, Cédric Champeau, Senior Software Engineer working on Groovy for SpringSource/Pivotal, has performed a live merging of the pull request that brings support for Groovy on Android.

Online Resources to Learn Apple's Swift Language

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 05, 2014 4

Apple introduction of Swift, a new programming language for the OS X and iOS platform, has sparked some interest from the developers' community. If you are interested in learning more about Swift, here you can find some useful online resources.

Swagger Creator Wants to Build Better SOAP for Web APIs

by Jerome Louvel on  Jun 04, 2014 7

During the recent GlueCon 2014 conference in Colorado, Tony Tam, the creator of Swagger and CEO of Reverb, gave a well attended talk on Swagger APIs for humans (and robots), where he announced the Swagger 2.0 Working Group and an early version of an online code editor offering a dynamic YAML to Swagger UI conversion.

Facebook Unveils Jest for JavaScript Unit Testing, Automatic Mocking

by James Chesters on  Jun 03, 2014

Facebook has released Jest, built on top of the Jasmine test framework, for JavaScript Unit Testing. Jest automatically mocks dependencies when running tests, and uses CommonJS instead of a proprietary module loader.

Google Is Now Indexing JavaScript and CSS Content: Pitfalls to Avoid

by Sergio De Simone on  May 30, 2014 1

Google has announced that Googlebot, its web crawler, now executes and indexes some content in JavaScript. This change could impact negatively search results, unless a few basic rules are taken into account.

Dart 1.4 Brings New Tool for Performance Analysis

by James Chesters on  May 27, 2014 2

Google has released version 1.4 of its web programming language Dart. The release brings with it Observatory; a new tool for performance analysis, and a new experimental feature for dart:io, ServerSocket references.

IBM's Nick O'Leary Demos Node-RED for the Internet of Things

by Steffen Opel on  May 26, 2014

Nick O'Leary presented Node-RED, an open-source project focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), at the last QCon London. The project, created by IBM's Emerging Technology team, provides a browser-based environment for visually "wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways".

Apple Speeds Up WebKit’s JS Engine with LLVM JIT

by Abel Avram on  May 16, 2014 3

Apple has improved the speed of Nitro with 35% – Safari’s JavaScript engine – by converting JavaScript into LLVM IR code which is then subject to heavy optimization.

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.

Firefox 29 Brings Improvements in asm.js Performance, New Web API

by James Chesters on  May 13, 2014

Mozilla has released Firefox 29, bringing updates to the user interface as well as improvements in asm.js performance and new web API, including Web Audio API and CSS Flexbox, and a finalised and enabled Gamepad API.

Visual Studio Now Supports Hybrid Cross-platform Mobile Development via Cordova

by Abel Avram on  May 13, 2014

Microsoft has added native support for hybrid cross-platform mobile applications in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2.

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