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Meteor 0.9 Release Brings Controversial Packaging System

by James Chesters on  Sep 02, 2014

Geoff Schmidt -- co-founder of Meteor -- announced this week the release of Meteor 0.9 and and the official Meteor packaging system.

Git 2.1 Released: What's New

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 26, 2014 1

Two-and-a-half months after Git 2.0, a new version of Git has been released. Though a minor update, the list of new features and improvements is large.

P5.js Brings Creative Coding to the Masses

by James Chesters on  Aug 26, 2014

Lauren McCarthy has released the first public beta of p5.js, a JavaScript library that wants to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators, and beginners. p5.js is an offshoot of the Processing visual programming language, and enables non-programmers to write JavaScript code and create visual projects.

JavaScript Error Recorder Lets Users Report Bugs in Browser

by James Chesters on  Aug 19, 2014

Bogomil Shopov and Robert Nyman have announced The Usersnap Console Recorder, a browsable JavaScript error- and XHR-logs recorder that is free to use for FOSS projects.

Google Showcases Android Best Practices by Open-sourcing Google I/O App

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 04, 2014 2

Google has recently made available the source code of the 2014 version of the Google I/O app. The primary goal of this is to provide a practical example of best practices for Android app design and development, including essential features to most Android apps, and a customizable template for apps with similar features.

ElasticSearch Gets Better Aggregation, Adds Groovy for Scripting

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jul 29, 2014

ElasticSearch 1.3.0 has been released. Based on Lucene 4.9, it comes with better aggregation features, some security and scripting improvements, several index performance improvements and more.

Powerful RakNet Networking Library Open Sourced by Oculus

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 16, 2014

The RakNet networking library used in several projects (including Lego Universe, Unity, and Sony Online) has been acquired and released under a modified BSD license by new owner Oculus. This means the library can now be used in a project without cost, offering numerous powerful features.

BrainBrowser: v2.0 of JavaScript Library for Neuroimaging Released

by James Chesters on  Jul 08, 2014

BrainBrowser -- the JavaScript library for web-based 3D visualization tools aimed at neuroimaging -- has released version 2.0.

Docker Gets Ignore, Auto-Pauses Containers On Commit

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jul 08, 2014

Docker 1.1.0 was recently released, within a month of the 1.0 release, with several features such as .dockerignore, pausing of containers when a commit is made to them, tailing logs and several other improvements.

The Release Process Used by Mozilla for Firefox

by Abel Avram on  Jul 04, 2014 1

This article presents the release process used by Mozilla for their browser.

Noda Time Gets Faster, Adds Persian and Hebrew Calendar Support

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 30, 2014

Noda Time v 1.3 has been released with several new features such as support for Persian and Hebrew Calendars, performance improvements for parsing and formatting and several API additions.

Dartium Comes To Android

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 30, 2014

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.

Chrome Dev Editor: A New JavaScript and Dart IDE

by Abel Avram on  Jun 27, 2014

A Google engineer has made available Chrome Dev Editor (CDE) during Google IO 2014, a new IDE for creating Chrome Apps and web apps for the desktop and mobile devices. CDE supports JavaScript and Dart.

Contemplate ThreadSafe Introduces Deadlock Detection

by Matt Raible on  Jun 26, 2014 3

Contemplate's ThreadSafe version 1.3.1 featuring a new deadlock detection rule for finding code that can deadlock because of the order that locks are acquired is now available. When deadlocks are detected, ThreadSafe reports which locks are held for each lock acquisition.

Cayley: A Graph Engine Inspired by Google’s Knowledge Graph

by Abel Avram on  Jun 26, 2014

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.

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