Mozilla has created and open sourced A-Frame, a framework for creating VR scenes for the desktop browser, smartphone and Oculus Rift.
Adobe have announced the end of Flash Professional, replacing it with Animate CC -- a "premier web animation tool for developing HTML5 content".
WordPress.com has replaced PHP with web technologies and a RESTful back-end API for the administration console.
The roll out of the first major update to Windows 10 includes the latest rendering engine for Microsoft's Edge browser. EdgeHTML 13 includes a number of HTML5 and CSS features and is a good sign that Microsoft can continually update their newest browser.
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.
Measuring the performance of single page applications (SPAs) presents some unique challenges. Philip Tellis, author of the boomerang library and Chief Architect at SOASTA, and Nicholas Jansma, senior engineer at SOASTA, deep-dived into the subject at the Velocity conference in Amsterdam, providing context and specific advice on how to measure performance for that kind of web applications.
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.
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.
This article contains advice written for web developers by two engineers, one recommending useful tools and techniques while the other providing suggestions on addressing some of the challenges faced writing for the browser.
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.