Phil Japikse on Telerik DevTools for .NET Q2 2013

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 25, 2013 1

Telerik has announced the roadmap for DevTools for .NET Q2 2013 which includes addition of new controls and features to their Ajax, Windows Forms, Reporting, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 product suites.

Netflix Gives Up Silverlight, Chooses HTML5

by Abel Avram on  Apr 18, 2013 1

Netflix has announced their intent to switch their video player from Silverlight to HTML5, the first implementation of the new player being done in Chrome/Chrome OS, with Windows and Mac OS X following soon.

Windows Azure Updated with Hadoop, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap, Mercurial and Dropbox

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 26, 2013

The recently released Windows Azure updates include support for Hadoop service, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap including Mercurial, Dropbox, CodePlex and Bitbucket deployment integration.

Oracle Updates NetBeans for HTML5

by Charles Humble on  Feb 26, 2013

With the latest 7.3 release of NetBeans, Oracle has updated the IDE so developers can more easily build HTML5-based user interfaces for mobile and web applications, with code completion capabilities for HTML, JavaScript, and CSS3, and a new Nashorn-powered JavaScript editor. Netbeans also gains a new stand-alone JPQL editor that allows developers to test JPQL queries directly from the IDE. Helps Developers Test Code for Browsers

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 21, 2013 1

Microsoft has released which enables you to test websites on various versions of IE with a series of tools including tips to build modern sites while supporting old versions of Internet Explorer.

JavaScript Now First Among Equals on GNOME

by Jeff Martin on  Feb 13, 2013 1

The GNOME desktop environment popular on Linux-based systems is making JavaScript its primary language for application development. While other languages will be supported, JavaScript will receive the most support. This controversial decision has sparked debate over the merits of the selection.

Lienzo 1.0: A Scene Graph API In Java For The HTML5 Canvas

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jan 25, 2013 5

Lienzo 1.0 is a new GWT library offering an advanced API over the HTML5 Canvas. AS well as the low level operations already offered by Canvas in GWT, Lienzo adds a rich set of GUI primitives such as shapes, zooming, animations, drag-and-drop, event handling and more

Yeoman: Modern Workflows for Modern Webapps

by Tom Lane on  Jan 21, 2013 1

Front-end developers should take a note of the release of Yeoman, a front-end development workflow.

Apache Flex Graduates as TLP, but Its Future Remains Uncertain

by Abel Avram on  Jan 15, 2013 2

ASF recently announced the Apache Flex graduation as a top level project (TLP) after being in incubation for about one year after Adobe entrusted the SDK’s source code, tools and dependencies to ASF.

Ambient Light and Proximity Enter the DOM

by Faraz Yashar on  Jan 14, 2013 2

The W3C has introduced a series of APIs that allow developers to interact with a device and a variety of peripherals. Two of these specifications, "Proximity Events" and "Ambient Light Events" have entered their Last Call stages as drafts and in the coming months will enter the Candidate Recommendation stage wherein implementations will begin to appear.

HTML5 and Canvas 2D Are Feature Complete

by Abel Avram on  Dec 28, 2012

HTML5 and Canvas 2D have reached Candidate Recommendation status, High Resolution Time and Navigation Timing are Recommendation, while HTML 5.1 and Canvas 2D Context Level 2 are Working Drafts.

Version 5 of Programmer's Text Editor jEdit Released with Support for Scala and Dart

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Dec 27, 2012 3

jEdit version 5.0.0 was recently released. It has new editing modes for Scala and Dart, and improved Mac OS X support regarding the UI and keymappings. All keyboard shortcuts are now configurable and presets are offered for Emacs and IntelliJ IDEA. This is also the first version that supports localization (French, German, Russian, Czech and Japanese are offered).

Tools for Building Advanced Media Applications

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 27, 2012

In the //Build/, Mike Downey demonstrated the key technologies that are employed by developers to create advanced media rich applications using Windows 8.

CodeMirror 3.0 Released

by James Campos on  Dec 27, 2012

CodeMirror, an in-browser code editor, has released version 3.0, adding support for right-to-left scripts, arbitrary fonts and line heights, and inline widgets.

Fastbook: Sencha Wants to Prove HTML5 Is “Ready”

by Abel Avram on  Dec 18, 2012 6

Sencha has created Fastbook, an HTML5 application closely mocking Facebook’s native application and displaying similar performance both on iOS and Android in an attempt to demonstrate that “HTML5 is ready.”

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