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.
The rising popularity of modular, polyglot application stacks has restarted a conversation at the OSGi Alliance about providing a language and run-time neutral version of the standard.
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.
In recent years, new trends like mobile clients and social networks forced web applications to handle more and more concurrent connections. This resulted in new server architectures based on eventing and asynchronicity which you can find for example in Vert.x. Tim Fox told InfoQ what's new in version 2.0 of Vert.x.
In a substantial, well-researched blog article, Drew Crawford lays out all the reasons why he believes mobile web applications are slow today and why he does not expect this dramatically improve in the near feature.
Dropbox has released Datastore API which provides access to key-value stores with support for synchronization between devices using the user’s Dropbox account and including automatic conflict resolution.
In the beginning of MBaaS, there was StackMob. Since then the mobile ecosystem has become flooded with competitors in this new approach to app dynamics. InfoQ takes a closer look at the Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) provider StackMob and its privacy practices.
FunScript is an F# compiler library enabling developers to write single-page web applications in F# and running them in the browser or on the server via Node.js.