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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.

Google Open Sources Gumbo, An HTML5 Parsing Library

by Abel Avram on  Aug 14, 2013

Google has open sourced Gumbo, an HTML parsing library written in C. Gumbo adheres to the HTML5 parsing algorithm, passing all html5lib-0.95 tests, and has been tested on 2.5 billion pages indexed by Google.

Community-Driven Research: Ruby On Rails State of Practice - Testing

by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 30, 2013

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 16th question about: "Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Testing". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

Google Dart Developments: Polymer Replaces Web UI

by Abel Avram on  Jul 16, 2013

Google Dart is going to dump Web UI, replacing it with Polymer. From the outside, the main differences are in data binding and handling events.

JSF 2.2 and HTML5

by Charles Humble on  Jun 28, 2013

Though only a minor release, the updates in JSF 2.2, in particular the ability to pass through HTML attributes without the JSF components needing to be aware of them, are important for developers wanting to use HTML5 technologies in a JSF application.

Fries: Building a Native Android Interface with HTML, JavaScript and CSS

by Abel Avram on  Jun 15, 2013

Inspired by Ratchet, an iPhone application prototyping framework, Jaune Sarmiento has created Fries, a small framework for creating the UI of Android applications using just HTML, JavaScript and CSS, no native code. While many have done similar interfaces, Fries mimics the native Android 4.0 interface pretty well.

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