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Orion 6.0 Brings Language Tooling Support for JavaScript

by James Chesters on  Jun 24, 2014

Orion 6.0 will be released this month, bringing with it improvements to the language tooling support for JavaScript development.

WebIDE: A Web IDE in Firefox

by Abel Avram on  Jun 24, 2014 1

Mozilla has released in the nightly builds an IDE for creating, editing, running and debugging web applications on Firefox OS devices and simulators, planning to extend it to all major browsers on mobile devices.

PhoneGap 3.5.0 No Longer Supports iOS 5 and Won’t Support WP 7

by Abel Avram on  Jun 13, 2014

Cordova/PhoneGap 3.5.0 no longer support iOS 5, 3.6.0+ will not support WP 7, and future updates will come through npm.

Guidelines for Responsive Website Design

by Abel Avram on  Jun 12, 2014

This article includes several guidelines for creating websites that scale for different screen sizes and form factors.

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.

Updated, Open Sourced Status.IE Site Boosts Multiplatform Web Development

by Jeff Martin on  May 30, 2014

The Status.IE project provides compatibility information for 4 major web browsers, allowing developers to see which features are available based on the browsers they need to support. Microsoft has open-sourced both the code serving the project and the data it offers, making it easy for developers to further their own development projects.

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.

Mixed Reactions Greet Mozilla Plans to Add HTML5 DRM in Firefox

by James Chesters on  May 20, 2014

Mitchell Baker has announced this week that Mozilla is adding Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) to Firefox, joining the ranks of Microsoft, Google, and Apple who have implemented the system in their browsers. The Free Software Foundation has condemned the partnership between Mozilla and Adobe, describing Adobe as being "hostile to the free software movement and to Mozilla's own fundamental ideals."

GitHub Open Sources the Atom IDE

by Abel Avram on  May 07, 2014

GitHub has open sourced their Atom IDE including the Atom Shell framework, Atom Core, and the Atom Package Manager (apm).

Espresso Logic releases 'Live Browser', providing an instant HTML5 user interface

by James Chesters on  May 06, 2014 1

The Espresso Logic team has released a new product “Live Browser”, providing an instant HTML5 user interface for navigating databases in a master/detail format. Live Browser promises users the ability to explore, interact with and modify data from any enterprise databases, without any programming.

Famo.us JavaScript Library Goes Open Source to Public, Brings Free Lessons to Community

by James Chesters on  Apr 29, 2014 1

Almost 3 years after its initial launch, the JavaScript development framework Famo.us has been taken open source to the public. Providing an open source 3D layout engine integrated with a 3D physics-based animation engine that can render to DOM, Canvas, or WebGL, Famo.us wants to help HTML5 reach its original vision.

Mozilla and Unity Team Up to Rule Web Gameplay

by João Paulo Marques on  Apr 18, 2014

Mozilla and Unity recently announced they have joined forces to bring Unity's popular game engine to the web using WebGL standard and Mozilla’s asm.js.

IDC: The Past, Present and Future of HTML5

by Abel Avram on  Apr 04, 2014

The recently released IDC study, The Evolving State of HTML5 by Al Hilwa, Research Director for Application Development, attempts to evaluate the advances made so far, the current state and takes a look at the future of HTML5 as a unifying web platform.

Orion 5 Supports More Languages and Can Deploy to Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Mar 04, 2014

Enhancements in Orion 5 include: syntax highlighting for several languages, content assist for several Node.js libraries and databases, better syntax validation, cloud deployment and others.

Cordova 3.4 Embraces Firefox OS

by Abel Avram on  Feb 22, 2014

Taking a detour from their original pure-HTML5 approach to mobile development, Mozilla has been working on adding support for Firefox OS to Cordova, which has happened with the latest Cordova 3.4.0.

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