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Development Follow 219 Followers

Real-Time Collaboration Comes to Atom

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 15, 2017

At QCon San Francisco 2017, GitHub’s Nathan Sobo has unveiled Atom’s new real-time collaboration plugin, Teletype. Teletype aims to make it possible for two developers to code together with the same ease as coding alone.

HTML5 Follow 27 Followers

Slack Desktop Migrated to BrowserView for 3.0

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 09, 2017

Slack has recently made version 3.0 available in their beta channel, with numerous performance improvements and bug fixes. At its core, most of the changes have revolved around migrating from the Electron component “webView” to “browserView”, a newer and more stable alternative. Charlie Hess, engineer at Slack, has published a blog outlining this journey.

HTML5 Follow 27 Followers

Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla Team Up for Web Documentation

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 24, 2017

In a coordinated announcement, three major browser vendors have agreed to consolidate their individual web API reference documentation into Mozilla's MDN and have formed an advisory group to guide future efforts. The groups will start using MDN as a single point of truth for web platform documentation and reference.

HTML5 Follow 27 Followers

W3C Publishes DRM as a Recommendation

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 22, 2017

After a divided vote, the World Wide Web Consortium has adopted Encrypted Media Extensions as a full recommendation, formalizing closed-source Digital Rights Management into the specification. In response, the EFF has resigned from the W3C.

HTML5 Follow 27 Followers

Adobe Will No Longer Support Flash after 2020

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 26, 2017 1

Adobe has announced the termination of Flash by the end of 2020. Browser vendors have published timelines outlining the steps to phase out the technology in their respective browsers.

JavaScript Follow 161 Followers

Mozilla Retools MDN to Improve Web Documentation

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 20, 2017

Mozilla has announced their plans to retool MDN, renaming it MDN Web Docs, separating it from the product documentation. Among developers, MDN is known as as one of the go-to places for high quality documentation. Mozilla wants to "solidify MDN as the single best resource for Web docs".

JavaScript Follow 161 Followers

Safari 11 Adds Missing Features, Improves Privacy by Default

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 12, 2017

Apple has taken the wraps off Safari 11, the newest version of their web browser. Available on iOS and MacOS, the browser now includes WebRTC and WebAssembly. Also included is a new tracking blocker that purports to reduce the ability for third-parties to track users as they move around the web.

JavaScript Follow 161 Followers

Updates to Google Chrome DevTools

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  May 24, 2017

The upcoming version of Chrome DevTools has a number of new features that can help developers build faster web pages and have an easier time debugging complex asynchronous code. At Google I/O 2017, Paul Irish presented a State of the Union showcasing a number of these new features.

Development Follow 219 Followers

GitHub Rewrites its Desktop Client Using Electron

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  May 16, 2017 6

GitHub moved away from the native implementations of its macOS and Windows clients and replaced them with a complete rewrite based on Electron, announced GitHub’s director of client applications Phil Haack. Along with GitHub Desktop Beta, GitHub has also introduced a new beta of Atom sporting out-of-the-box Git and GitHub Integration. InfoQ has spoken with Haack.

Development Follow 219 Followers

Cap’n Proto Interchange Format Adds Windows Support and Many New Features

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  May 09, 2017

After nearly 2.5 years since its previous release, data interchange format and RPC system Cap’n Proto reached version 0.6, adding Windows support, security hardening, and more.

Web API Follow 158 Followers

Evolving APIs for Scale with Dropbox

by Margot Krouwer Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 02, 2017 3

Dropbox builds a dramatically different V2 of their API, built for scale.

JavaScript Follow 161 Followers

Next.js 2.0 Keeps It Simple, Adds Needed Features

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 31, 2017

Zeit has released version 2.0 of their Next.js universal React framework. The new version maintains the simplicity offered in version 1, but adds necessary features common to many modern applications. In addition, they've created a new way of writing CSS for React components that lets developers return to writing standard CSS.

Java Follow 482 Followers

Public Review of JSON-P Specification 1.1 is Now Open

by Michael Redlich Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 08, 2017 1

Public review of JSR 374: Java API for JSON Processing (JSON-P) version 1.1 is now open. This version adds support for IETF standards and is expected to be included in the release of J2EE 8 along with Java API for JSON Binding (JSON-B).

HTML5 Follow 27 Followers

Chrome and Firefox Start Warning of Insecure Sites

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 25, 2017

Starting with Chrome 56 and Firefox 51, browsers will start warning users if they browse a non-HTTPS site that contains a password or credit card input field.

JavaScript Follow 161 Followers

Microsoft Edge Updates Support for WebVR, Makes Flash Click-to-Run

by James Chesters  Followers on  Jan 17, 2017

Microsoft has started 2017 by rolling out Windows 10 build 15002 to end users, giving developers a new UWP architecture for Microsoft Edge’s multi-process model and click-to-run Flash content.

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