Cloud 9 has recently launched a new version of their online IDE. Usually, online developer tools are simpler than their native counterparts, some even refusing to call them IDEs. But Cloud 9 does not want to be just a rich editor, incorporating more and more features of a traditional integrated development environment.
Mozilla has released Firefox 31, including the implementation of new ECMAScript 6 features, malware blocking and new features for game developers.
Google released Chrome 36 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android which includes some additions and improvements as well as various bug fixes and performance tweaks.
Codio is a browser-based IDE supporting a large number of languages and including its own Ubuntu instance to test the code.
This article presents the release process used by Mozilla for their browser.
Google has published a number of guidelines and boilerplate code for cross-platform responsive website design.
A new developer-centric IE has been released, named Internet Explorer Developer Channel. This build provides an early way for developers to test webpages and can be installed side-by-side with IE.
This article includes several guidelines for creating websites that scale for different screen sizes and form factors.
The Status.IE project provides compatibility information for 4 major web browsers, allowing developers to see which features are available based on the browsers they need to support. Microsoft has open-sourced both the code serving the project and the data it offers, making it easy for developers to further their own development projects.
Mitchell Baker has announced this week that Mozilla is adding Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) to Firefox, joining the ranks of Microsoft, Google, and Apple who have implemented the system in their browsers. The Free Software Foundation has condemned the partnership between Mozilla and Adobe, describing Adobe as being "hostile to the free software movement and to Mozilla's own fundamental ideals."
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 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 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.