Benoit Marchant is the creator of the open source MontageJS HTML5 Framework, and the Co-Founder & CEO at Montage Studio. MontageJS is designed to write single page, multi-screen web applications with a focus on high quality user experience, and to enable big projects with larger teams.
Bootstrap 3.2 adds responsive embeds, objects and iframes, several new responsive utility classes, a considerable number of small improvements and bug fixes.
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.