The recently released Windows Azure updates include support for Hadoop service, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap including Mercurial, Dropbox, CodePlex and Bitbucket deployment integration.
Microsoft has released modern.ie 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.
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
Front-end developers should take a note of the release of Yeoman, a front-end development workflow.
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.
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 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.
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).
In the //Build/, Mike Downey demonstrated the key technologies that are employed by developers to create advanced media rich applications using Windows 8.
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.
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.”
Bootstrap Hero recently launched a list of over 200 resources for Twitter Bootstrap. The article catalogs a wide range of UI widgets and other resources showing just how comprehensive the ecosystem is becoming.
ComponentOne has released Studio Enterprise 2012 V3 with new controls for Windows 8, WinRT and existing control suites with support for localization RTF and Visual Studio 2012.