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Apple Speeds Up WebKit’s JS Engine with LLVM JIT

by Abel Avram on  May 16, 2014 3

Apple has improved the speed of Nitro with 35% – Safari’s JavaScript engine – by converting JavaScript into LLVM IR code which is then subject to heavy optimization.

Firefox 29 Brings Improvements in asm.js Performance, New Web API

by James Chesters on  May 13, 2014

Mozilla has released Firefox 29, bringing updates to the user interface as well as improvements in asm.js performance and new web API, including Web Audio API and CSS Flexbox, and a finalised and enabled Gamepad API.

jQuery Stops IE 6 and IE 7 Support in v1.13

by Dennis Wilson on  Apr 17, 2014

jQuery will drop support for Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7 "somewhere in 2015", jQuery Foundation president Dave Methvin stated on the official jQuery blog last week. This change will go hand in hand with the release of jQuery 1.13. The release 1.12 will be the last one with official support for the named versions of Microsoft's default browser for Windows.

Mobile Usage Report Highlights Trends and Shifts in Mobile Device Use

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 05, 2014

Mobile analytics firm Flurry has issued a report analyzing time spent on mobile devices by the average US consumer between January and March of 2014. This is the second such report that Flurry issues, allowing for an interesting comparison year to year showing, among other things, that mobile devices are changing the way the web is consumed.

Cordova 3.4 Embraces Firefox OS

by Abel Avram on  Feb 22, 2014

Taking a detour from their original pure-HTML5 approach to mobile development, Mozilla has been working on adding support for Firefox OS to Cordova, which has happened with the latest Cordova 3.4.0.

Challenges Performing Background Compilation in V8

by Abel Avram on  Feb 15, 2014

This article includes details on the recently background compilation introduced in V8, Chrome’s JavaScript engine.

Google Wants to Speed Up the Internet with QUIC

by Abel Avram on  Feb 12, 2014

QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections, pronounced 'quick') is a multiplexing transport protocol running over UDP with the main goal to have 0-RTT connectivity overhead.

Mozilla Foundation Announces Firefox OS Contribution Program

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 31, 2014

In an effort to accelerate the development of Firefox OS, Mozilla announced a Contribution Program which will aim at providing dedicated developers with access to resources and reference hardware. Foxconn will manufacture the initial reference hardware, a tablet. The program will be open to developers, localizers, testers, and bug fixers.

Deploying Chrome Apps on Android&iOS with Cordova 3.3.0

by Abel Avram on  Jan 29, 2014

Developer can now deploy Chrome apps on Android and iOS with Apache Cordova 3.3.0.

Fix ASP.NET Browser Detection Error in Internet Explorer 11

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 06, 2014 1

Internet Explorer 11 will not be able to properly run .NET Framework 4.0 based web applications due to an error in the browser detection mechanism, which can be either fixed by installing .NET 4.5 or by adding a .browser file with correct definitions.

Firefox 26 Blocks Java

by Abel Avram on  Dec 11, 2013 2

Mozilla Firefox 26 now blocks all Java plug-ins by default due to security concerns but allows users to run such plug-ins if they want to.

RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2013 SP1 Adds Visual Studio 2013 and Internet Explorer 11 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 19, 2013

Telerik has released an update to their RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2013 control suite with support for Visual Studio 2013 and Internet Explorer 11 including several new features and bug fixes.

Internet Explorer 11 Adds New F12 Tools, Improved Touch, WebGL, WebCrypto and Hardware 3D Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 07, 2013

Internet Explorer 11 included with Windows 8.1 includes new F12 tools, support for WebGL and Hardware 3D in addition to touch improvements.

Chrome to Drop Support for NPAPI Plugins Including Java, Silverlight, and Unity

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 24, 2013

Stating that “NPAPI’s 90s-era architecture has become a leading cause of hangs, crashes, security incidents, and code complexity”, Google intends to remove the Netscape Plug-in API. This is the plug-in technology used host application runtimes such as Silverlight, Java, and Unity. They are beginning the process in January by disabling all plugins not a small whitelist.

FP Complete Launches Browser Based Haskell IDE

by Mirko Stocker on  Sep 10, 2013

FP Complete has launched Haskell Center, their new Haskell IDE and application server. The IDE is browser based, and together with their application server, should make it much easier to create and run web based Haskell programs.

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