Open Source project Masonry aims to make Auto Layout code more concise and readable. Masonry, “a light-weight layout framework which wraps Auto Layout with a nicer syntax”, enables a XIB- and Storyboard-free experience.
Google has open sourced Espresso, an Android automated testing framework that enables one to run tests on x86 machines in the cloud in a multi-threaded environment, solving the concurrency issues associated with UI testing.
Bootstrap 3.0 comes with a new look, more components, lots of breaking changes and fixes.
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.
The latest version of CQRS framework Axon supports MongoEventStore, which uses MongoDB as a backing store, and comes with a simplified API and performance improvements. The recently released version 2.0 also lets event objects be based on POJOs and annotations to define messages, payload and metadata.
The Meteor Development Group released version 0.5.3 of their full-stack framework on January 7th, balancing a short-list of new features with increased back-end stability.
ServiceStack is an Open Source .NET and Mono Framework that provides a strong alternative to WCF, MVC and Web API for building Web Services and Applications. The project team recently announced that they crossed 100 contributors milestone. We take this opportunity to dig further.
Oracle has today made a free, cut-down version of their Java EE based Application Development Framework (ADF) available for download through the Oracle Technology Network.
The latest version of OpenXava, a Java framework for rapid development of enterprise applications, supports all strategies of JPA inheritance mapping and the Automated Business Logic (ABL) library. OpenXava version 4.5 was released last month.
Seam 3.1 is the last "bundled" release from JBoss. The project continues in the form of Apache DeltaSpike (currently in incubation) an attempt to combine all individual efforts on CDI extensions.
Adobe will continue offering PhoneGap as a Cordova distribution along with PhoneGap Build and Adobe Shadow.
Funf is an open source framework for collecting and analyzing mobile data. It has been used by MIT to see how political opinions change during an election campaign, how users interact with each other, or how illnesses spread through population.
Is the Lean Startup movement another fad or a real source of value creation? The implications of the latter are extreme. If Lean Startup is a real way to achieve consistent success in new ventures then Eric Ries may have cracked the code toward persistent venture success and ultimately: wealth creation.
Uncle Bob and Simon Brown debate on the infrastructure’s role in drawing a system’s architecture.