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Play 2.3 Released: Modularization, Java 8 and WebJars

by Mirko Stocker on  May 31, 2014

The Play 2.3 release increases modularization of the framework by separating parts from the framework. Also, the Play shell has been replaced by Activator, which includes a browser UI and project templates. InfoQ also talked to Play tech lead James Roper to learn more about the changes and futures plans.

Comparing the Performance of Various Web Frameworks

by Abel Avram on  May 02, 2014 3

TechEmpower has been running benchmarks for the last year, attempting to measure and compare the performance of web frameworks. For these benchmarks the term “framework” is used loosely including platforms and micro-frameworks.

Koa Web Framework 0.2.0 Release

by Burke Holland on  Jan 20, 2014

The NodeJS based Koa web application framework has released version 0.2.0. Koa is the successor of the popular Express MVC platform, but relies heavily on newer ES6 constructs. This release is marked as an important one in that that it reaffirms the team’s design choices from the initial 0.1.0 release, solidifying Koa's API for future releases and production use.

PayPal Switches from Java to JavaScript

by Abel Avram on  Nov 29, 2013 4

PayPal has decided to use JavaScript from browser all the way to the back-end server for web applications, giving up legacy code written in JSP/Java.

Google Dart Developments: Polymer Replaces Web UI

by Abel Avram on  Jul 16, 2013

Google Dart is going to dump Web UI, replacing it with Polymer. From the outside, the main differences are in data binding and handling events.

Rails 4 Released: Faster Pages With Turbolinks

by Mirko Stocker on  Jun 28, 2013 3

The new Ruby on Rails 4 release improves page speed with Turbolinks and makes caching easier. Support for Ruby 1.8 has been dropped and Ruby 2.0 is recommended.

NoBackend: Front-End First Web Development

by Zef Hemel on  May 02, 2013 4

At the Front-Trends 2013 conference last week, Gregor Martynus gave a talk entitled "Look ma, no backend!" about developing applications primarily from a front-end perspective, falling back to using server-side components only to implement the features the browser does not yet support.

Twitter Open Sources Flight, an Event-based Component Framework

by Abel Avram on  Feb 01, 2013 4

Twitter has open sourced Flight, the JavaScript framework used internally in production to provide functionality for their website.

Community-Driven Research: Top 20 Web Frameworks for the JVM

by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 09, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 10th question: "Top 20 Web Frameworks for the JVM". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

Upcoming Rails 4.0 Release Drops Ruby 1.8 Support, Improves Background Jobs, Caching And More

by Mirko Stocker on  Sep 24, 2012 2

The upcoming Ruby on Rails 4.0 release will drop support for Ruby 1.8 and comes with many new features. The most important ones are support for strong parameters for mass-assignment protection, a new queue for background tasks, and caching improvements.

Talking WebSharper with Adam Granicz

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 12, 2012

The F#-based framework, WebSharper, was recently released as an open source project. We spoke with Adam Granicz, CEO of IntelliFactory about the transition and WebSharper’s F# to JavaScript compiler.

Yahoo! Open Sources Mojito, a JavaScript Framework Promising Write Once, Run Anywhere

by Abel Avram on  Apr 03, 2012

Yahoo! has open source Mojito, a framework for creating reusable widgets incorporated in various web applications and executed either on the client or the server-side without code change.

ZK Web Framework 6.0 Released: New Data Binding System

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Mar 30, 2012 5

ZK Web Framework 6.0 released with a completely new data binding system, jQuery style selectors that run on the server, Servlet 3.0 Async support, new components and several other enhancements.

PHP 5.4 Drops Register Globals, Adds Traits

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 09, 2012 7

PHP 5.4, the first major update since 2009, was finalized this month. This release includes several language enhancements including support for Traits as well as the removal of some controversial features.

ASP.NET MVC Model Binding

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Feb 13, 2012 3

Model Binding is a feature that simplifies controller actions by using the request data to create strongly typed objects. Jess Chadwick takes a deep dive into this feature in an MSDN article and explores complex scenarios, as well as creating custom model binders when the default model binder is not enough.

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