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LightTable IDE Goes Open Source, Adds Plugin Support

by Tom Coupland on  Feb 03, 2014

Chris Granger has open sourced the LightTable IDE with the 0.6 release. Third party plugin support was the highlight feature of the release. InfoQ talked to LightTable creator Chris Granger.

Doc-To-Help 2013 v2 Adds Responsive Design and Content Widgets

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 22, 2014

Component One has released Doc-To-Help 2013 v2 with a responsive user interface which automatically displays content depending up on the device from which it is accessed. It also includes content widgets such as note, lightbox, gallery, carousel, topic contents, tabs and code highlighter.

Om: Enhancing Facebook's React with Immutability

by Tom Coupland on  Jan 17, 2014

Om is a new a ClojureScript interface for Facebook’s React HTML UI library. Om uses Clojure(Script)'s persistent data structures and requestAnimationFrame to further improve React's rendering. InfoQ talked to Om's creator, David Nolen, about Om and the benefits of functional concepts for application programming.

Intel Pushes Mobile Cross Platform Development with its HTML5 XDK

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 08, 2014

In December 2013, Intel announced its plans to push its latest Intel XDK NEW to the mainstream by making it the official Intel XDK version and inviting all developers to migrate from the previous one by the end of February 2014. Let's look at what Intel XDK is and what is new in its latest release.

Ionic HTML5 Mobile Framework Alpha Preview

by Burke Holland on  Dec 27, 2013 2

Ionic is a new user interface framework for building hybrid mobile applications with HTML5 that bills itself as the "bond between native and HTML5". It provides many of the essential mobile user interface paradigms, such as simple items like lists, tab bars and toggle switches. It also provides more complex visual layout examples such as menus that slide out to reveal content underneath.

Webix 1.3 Adds New Skins, HTML5 Video Element and Updated Charts Widget

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 14, 2013

Webix 1.3 has been released with eight new skins, HTML5 based video element and an updated charts widget which make use of logarithmic scale.

Google Announces Chrome Apps Improved Offline Capabilities & Mac Support

by Brian Rinaldi on  Dec 12, 2013 2

Google recently announced the launch of Mac support for its Chrome Apps initiative. Chrome Apps allows developers to use web technologies to build cross-platform applications that run using Chrome as a runtime. This announcement coincides with what appears to be renewed push for Chrome Apps by Google that started in earnest in September.

What’s the Problem with Mobile HTML5?

by Abel Avram on  Nov 09, 2013 3

A recent research concludes that contrary to the general belief performance is not the main problem with HTML5 but rather the missing of profiling and debugging tools and the lack of certain APIs.

AnyPresence Soups-up Enterprise MBaaS Platform:Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 04, 2013

There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…

Webix JavaScript UI Library Helps to Build Cross Platform HTML5 and CSS3 Applications

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 26, 2013 1

XB Software Ltd has recently released its JavaScript UI library codenamed Webix which includes over 40 components that enables you to build not only Android and iOS apps but also traditional windows and web based applications.

WebStorm 7.0 Adds Support for Even More Web Technologies

by Abel Avram on  Sep 26, 2013

JetBrains has just released WebStorm 7.0 GA with support for EJS, Mustache, Handlebars, Web Components, Stylus, Karma, Istanbul, Compass, and comes with various enhancements.

Mozilla Brick: A Polyfill Library for Web Components

by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 28, 2013

Web Components is a W3C specification that aims to enable Web developers to define widgets with a high level of visual richness and interactivity, together with ease of composition. Until proper browser support is here, developers can be using the Brick library that provides new custom HTML tags to abstract away common user interface patterns.

Sencha: Performance of Mobile Web Applications will Further Improve

by Ralph Winzinger on  Aug 23, 2013

Sencha, maker of the Sencha Touch Framework for HTML5 and JavaScript based mobile applications, commented on some so-called myths concerning performance of web-based applications on mobile platforms. To invalidate these statements, Sencha offers a variety of benchmark results collected of the past years.

Bootstrap 3 Has a New Look and More Components

by Abel Avram on  Aug 23, 2013

Bootstrap 3.0 comes with a new look, more components, lots of breaking changes and fixes.

Round-up on Responsive Images for the Web

by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 16, 2013

Nightly build of WebKit now supports the W3C srcset attribute spec on image elements, allowing developers to specify higher-quality images for your users who have high-res displays, without penalizing the users who don’t. It also provides a graceful fallback for browsers that don’t yet support the feature.

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