Mozilla has released a major overhaul to how Firefox add-ons are developed. Included is the introduction of the WebExtensions API and a requirement for add-ons to be reviewed and signed by Mozilla before deployment. The developer community has reacted with a range of emotions to the announcements.
Web UI Framework Bootstrap has announced version 4 and released an alpha version. This is a major update that accepts more modern web techniques and drops support for old browsers.
The British newspaper The Guardian has open sourced Grid, their image management service. Grid utilizes numerous modern web-based technologies including AngularJS, Amazon Web Serivces, and ElasicSearch using ECMAScript 6 and Scala. Build by a small developer team over the past 11 months, it is currently used in production and available under a liberal open source license.
This article contains advice written for web developers by two engineers, one recommending useful tools and techniques while the other providing suggestions on addressing some of the challenges faced writing for the browser.
Phaser 2.4 is an "epic release" featuring a new video component updates, enhancements and fixes. Where 2.3 didn't have support for video files, creator Richard Davey says 2.4 not only introduces this support, but does so in a way that they can easily be used in games.
Microsoft has released TypeScript 1.5, dramatically improving ES6 transpilation capabilities.
This post covers the usage and importance of design thinking approach using various tools. It also gives an overview of using Lego Serious Play for design thinking.
jQuery 3.0 alpha has been announced with plenty of breaking changes. The team wants to get feedback from the community over some of the proposed changes and developers need to test the updated library against their existing code.
Microsoft's multiplatform code-first editor, VS Code, has just made its July release. It features support for ECMAScript 6, improved Git support, and various editor enhancements for multi-file projects. VS Code is available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.