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Object.observe ECMAScript Proposal to be Withdrawn

by David Iffland on  Nov 06, 2015

The ECMAScript proposal for Object.observe will be withdrawn at the next meeting. Though the idea held a lot of promise, the JavaScript world has evolved since it was first introduced.

V-Play Enables Qt-based Cross-platform Native Mobile App Development

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 04, 2015 3

V-Play is a desktop and mobile cross-platform development solution based on Qt. V-Play aims to make it easier for developers to create apps by using JavaScript and QML, Qt 5's declarative language. V-Play supports iOS, Android, WindowsPhone, BlackBerry and other mobile platforms. InfoQ has spoken to Christian Feldbacher, CEO & Co-Founder of V-Play.

The RAML Workgroup Announces RAML 1.0 and API Workbench

by Abel Avram on  Nov 04, 2015

The RAML community has announced the release of RAML 1.0, API Workbench and a JavaScript plus a Java RAML parser.

JetBrains Launches Toolbox under New Subscription Model

by Abel Avram on  Nov 03, 2015 1

As previously announced, JetBrains has launched the Toolbox, a collection of their desktop tools –IDEs, utilities and extensions – using the new subscription model which basically means paying monthly or yearly instead of one upfront payment.

Rust 1.4 Brings Major Improvement to Cargo

by James Chesters on  Nov 03, 2015

The Rust core team has released 1.4 stable, with approximately 1200 changes including a major improvement to Cargo, stabilised APIs, and fixes to improve the behavior of associated types.

Measuring the Performance of Single Page Web Applications

by João Miranda on  Nov 02, 2015

Measuring the performance of single page applications (SPAs) presents some unique challenges. Philip Tellis, author of the boomerang library and Chief Architect at SOASTA, and Nicholas Jansma, senior engineer at SOASTA, deep-dived into the subject at the Velocity conference in Amsterdam, providing context and specific advice on how to measure performance for that kind of web applications.

New Releases: Ceylon 1.2, Node.js 5.0 and Atom 1.1

by Abel Avram on  Oct 31, 2015

Ceylon, Node.js and Atom have all seen stable upgrades this week, and we have decided to write a common post covering most notable features and enhancements that come with these new versions.

JavaOne 2015 Preview

by Matt Raible on  Oct 25, 2015

In preparation for JavaOne 2015, InfoQ held a Q&A session with a number of speakers at this year's conference that caught our eye.

Node.js 4.2 "Argon" Released Under Long Term Support Plan

by James Chesters on  Oct 20, 2015

The Node.js Foundation have released Argon, the first Node.js release covered under the Long Term Support plan.

Angular 2: "We're Really Close"

by David Iffland on  Oct 20, 2015 6

In the keynote session at AngularConnect in London, Brad Green and friends gave attendees an overview of where Angular 2 is and made some important announcements. Angular 1 is still in full-force, but Angular 2 is shaping up to be a major force on the web and on mobile.

Firefox Will No Longer Support Plug-ins Except for Flash

by Abel Avram on  Oct 14, 2015 4

Mozilla has announced the end of NPAPI in Firefox by the end of 2016, the only plug-in continuing to be supported being Flash.

Microsoft Enables Async/Await in Edge Preview Build

by David Iffland on  Oct 14, 2015

Microsoft has enabled the async/await JavaScript function syntax in a preview build of its Edge browser. The feature is likely to become part of the ES2016 standard and its implementation in browsers is a necessary step.

Meteor Release Galaxy, a Hosting Environment for Meteor Apps

by James Chesters on  Oct 13, 2015

Meteor has released Galaxy, its long anticipated cloud service for managing Meteor applications. In the blog post Announcing Meteor Galaxy, Matt DeBergalis says users "deploy Meteor apps into Galaxy with the same meteor deploy command you're already used to" and that it comes with the "day-to-day basics" including application logs and SSL cert management.

Interview with Form.IO: API Creation Using Web Forms

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Oct 08, 2015

is an open source platform that enables front end developers to autonomously build backend APIs using forms to drive their apps. The platform provides a single solution for creating both APIs and user interfaces for consumption by a front end javascript framework. InfoQ spoke with the founders of to learn more about the platform capabilities and the future they envision for it.

Q&A With Speakers of the Enterprise Java Track at the Upcoming JAX London

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Oct 01, 2015

In less than a couple of weeks, a new edition of JAX London will be held at the Business Design Centre. Running from 12th to 14th October, this year’s edition has 12 tracks, covering topics from Agile and Craftsmanship to Enterprise Development through DevOps, Cloud and deep-down Java. InfoQ talked to some of the speakers at the Enterprise Java track to get a glimpse of the contents of JAX London.

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