The Riot.js core team has released version 2.3, describing it as "a big step forward" for the React-like micro-library. The major 2.3 release organises the code base into six different modules: compiler, tmpl, observable, route, core and cli, meaning that if developers want to use just a part of the framework like the riot-route or the riot-observable they can do it without using riot at all.
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.
Mozilla has announced the end of NPAPI in Firefox by the end of 2016, the only plug-in continuing to be supported being Flash.
Google has open sourced the specification for a restricted HTML that is meant to improve the mobile experience on the web.
Clipboard.js is a lightweight library to copy text to the clipboard without using Flash.
Two months after entering beta, React 0.14 has reached release candidate status. React 0.14 will enforce separation of rendering and core concerns, make it easier to declare stateless components, and add new `refs` syntax.
Several large Internet companies - Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix – have formed the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), an organization aiming to create an open royalty free video format that is interoperable, fit for various devices including mobile ones, supporting high quality video formats including UHD and commercial/non-commercial content.
With Chrome 45 only the main Flash content will be enabled, the rest being paused unless the user decides to manually start it.
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.
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.
Mozilla has released Firefox 39, after initial stability issues caused by a third party application. The much-anticipated release brings with it support for CSS Scroll Snap Points, new sharing features, and improved dev tools -- as well as several critical bug fixes.
Symantec is reporting that the zero-day vulnerability discovered (and weaponised) in the HackDay leak allows for remote code execution. Adobe will be updating Flash in the near future but disabling Flash may be the only solution at the moment.
Google Material Design Lite) (MDL) aims to enable material design look and feel for websites. Material design is a visual language that is standard on Android and that Google is proposing cross-platform.