Stanislas Polu has recently announced the first public Alpha release of Breach, a modular browser built on Chromium and Node.js.
The TypeScript team is building a new, light-weight compiler core to replace it’s existing one. Early results show upto 5x performance improvements compared to the existing compiler.
Ember.js 1.6 has been released to the community, following delays caused by the addition of an AMD loader. However, this delay has been largely unremarked upon by the Ember community, with users excited about the new features in version 1.6 and the promise of 1.7.
Codio is a browser-based IDE supporting a large number of languages and including its own Ubuntu instance to test the code.
Ecma International has standardized the first edition of Dart, ECMA-408.
Jasper van Rijbroek has released Raddish, a new Node.js framework with "ridiculous speeds" that also comes with out of the box support for threads and sockets. According to its own notes, Raddish aims to be "amazingly fast". Van Rijbroek told InfoQ that by using a fallback system Raddish allows developers to write less code to reach their goals.
At the last Google I/O Google has introduced a new Gmail API aiming at "giving developers flexible, RESTful access to the user's inbox, with a natural interface to Threads, Messages, Labels, Drafts, and History", and bringing developers multiple benefits over IMAP, says Google.
Bootstrap 3.2 adds responsive embeds, objects and iframes, several new responsive utility classes, a considerable number of small improvements and bug fixes.
Dart 1.5 released last week with a focus on mobile development. This includes a version of Dartium that works on Android along with editor improvements to support debugging of mobile web apps built using Dart.
Barak Michener, a Software Engineer working for the Google Knowledge Team, has open sourced a personal project called Cayley, a graph database inspired by Freebase and the Google Knowledge Graph, the later powering Google’s search engine. Freebase is a collection of free structured data, currently at ~2.7B facts and counting, and an API for querying this data.