SourceMate 1.1 for Adobe’s Flash Builder 4 Released

by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 22, 2010 2

SourceMate is a companion tool for Flash and Flex developers that adds support for code generation, refactoring, code templates, metadata tags and more. Release 1.1 features improvements like customization of the code that SourceMate generates and improved stack traces.

How RESTful Are Web Frameworks That Claim REST Support?

by Dilip Krishnan on  Jul 13, 2010 16

There are plenty of web services platforms/application frameworks available today that support RESTful services to varying degrees. In a recent post Stefan Tilkov puts out a list of criteria that can serve as a starting point in evaluating these frameworks and platforms.

Rhodes 2.0 Brings HD Audio-Video Streaming, Is Now Free Under MIT License

by Mirko Stocker on  May 04, 2010

Rhomobile today announced Rhodes 2.0, their cross-platform, Ruby and HTML/Javascript-based framework for smartphones apps. New features include bi-directional HD video and audio streaming and a new metadata framework to work with changing backend database schemas. Also, Rhodes is now completely free of charge and licensed under an MIT license.

Rhodes 1.5 Allows to use Ruby to Write Apps for Smartphones - and now the iPad

by Mirko Stocker on  Mar 29, 2010

Rhomobile has released Rhodes 1.5, the Ruby based, cross-platform, smartphone app-framework Rhodes. InfoQ asked Rhomobile CEO Adam Blum whether we still need native apps when we have HTML 5?

First Rails 3 Beta Released

by Mirko Stocker on  Feb 18, 2010

The first beta of Rails 3 is available. Rails 3 is a major rewrite of the codebase bringing with it stable APIs and design decisions inspired by Merb, cleaner internals, performance improvements and much more. InfoQ takes a look at the changes in Rails 3, and on which Ruby implementations it runs.

Design Characteristics Of Resource Oriented Server Frameworks

by Dilip Krishnan on  Jun 11, 2009

Dhananjay Nene, who has also written a nice article that chronicles the history of REST, examines the various characteristics to be expected when designing a server side Resource Oriented Framework (ROF). The article also attempts to capture the relationship with a fine grained object model of an application and its’ resource model.

Rack 1.0 Released

by Mirko Stocker on  May 27, 2009

Rack, the "minimal interface between webservers supporting Ruby and Ruby frameworks" has finally seen its 1.0 release. We talked to Rack developer Christian Neukirchen to learn what his plans for the future of Rack are.

Dojo 1.3 and PlugD Released: Q&A with Dylan Schiemann

by Dio Synodinos on  Apr 17, 2009

Recently Dojo 1.3 was released alongside project PlugD which adds jQuery flavor to the Dojo toolkit. InfoQ has a Q&A with Dylan Schiemann, CEO of SitePen and co-creator of Dojo about the latest release, the evolution of the toolkit and TIBCO's General Interface choice to join the Dojo foundation.

Critical Security Vulnerability Found in Quicksort

by Ryan Slobojan on  Apr 01, 2009 7

In what is sure to become one of the most wide-reaching security vulnerabilities yet known, a researcher with L0pht Heavy Industries has uncovered a flaw in the standard implementation of the Quicksort algorithm. InfoQ spoke with Dildog of L0pht to learn more about this vulnerability and it's ramifications.

Interview and Book Excerpt: Jaroslav Tulach's Practical API Design

by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 29, 2009

Jaroslav Tulach's latest book Practical API Design covers the topics of API design in modern software applications, what factors make a good API, and how to go about implementing API frameworks. InfoQ spoke with Jaroslav about his new book. We are also making an excerpt from the book available for our readers.

Article: A Fusion of Proven Ideas: A Look Behind S#arp Architecture

by Abel Avram on  Mar 16, 2009 6

In this article Billy McCafferty presents S#arp Architecture, an ASP.NET MVC architectural framework meant to leverage current best practices in architecting ASP.NET web applications by providing a project code template which uses Domain-Driven Design techniques and has built-in support for NHibernate, Castle Windsor and SQLite.

Presentation: Frameworks and DDD: Keeping the Model Clean

by Abel Avram on  Mar 02, 2009 3

In this presentation recorded during QCon SF 2008, Tim McCarthy talks about preserving the purity of the domain model while using frameworks. Frameworks can be very useful when developing applications, but they can present some pitfalls, mudding the domain, if they are not used properly. The presentation is targeted at developers.

Skyway Builder Community Edition Supports Code Generation For Spring Applications

by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 23, 2009

The latest version of Skyway Builder Community Edition (CE) offers an open-source code generation framework for Spring based web applications. The community edition can be used to generate the code required in data, service and web layers of a Spring application. Skyway Software recently announced the general availability (GA) of Skyway Builder 6.1 version.

Mark Pollack on Spring.NET 1.2 and Beyond

by Abel Avram on  Feb 03, 2009 6

InfoQ has interviewed Mark Pollack, founder of Spring.NET, about release 1.2.0, made available late last year, and their plans for the near future. The major new features are: WCF, MSMQ, ActiveMQ, and Quartz.NET integration support. The roadmap contains two bug fixing releases and support for Microsoft’s test framework. Spring.NET 2 will feature ASP.NET MVC support.

Engine Yard Releases Cloud Management Framework Vertebra

by Mirko Stocker on  Jan 21, 2009

Vertebra, announced at RailsConf 2008, has finally been released. Vertebra is a platform to develop and manage cloud applications. We talked to Engine Yard founder and architect Jayson Vantuyl about what Vertebra and its use of XMPP bring to the table.

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