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JSON for Modern C++ Reaches Version 3.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 Followers on  Feb 06, 2018

JSON for Modern C++ 3.1 adds support for Universal Binary JSON (UBJSON) specification and JSON Merge Patch.

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jQuery 3.3.1 out, Team Preps for 4.0

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

jQuery 3.3.1 has been released, which includes a new feature and several deprecations. The deprecations are in preparation for jQuery 4.0. While there isn't much new information on jQuery 4.0, it will include a complete rewrite.

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Bootstrap 4 Released, But It May Be Unnecessary

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 22, 2018 7

After three years in development, the front-end framework Bootstrap 4 has been released. But it emerges into a world with a dramatically different web than existed when Mark Otto made the first commit, leading some developers to question if it's even necessary.

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W3C Releases HTML 5.2 As Official Recommendation

by Kevin Ball Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017

The W3C released the HTML 5.2 update to the HTML specification as an official recommendation on December 14, 2017. This update adds new features like the dialog element, obsoletes old ones like the HTML plugins system, and integrates work from other W3C committees such as support for the Payments Request API and the Presentation API.

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A Look at JSON-RPC

by Jonathan Allen Follow 462 Followers on  Dec 14, 2017 2

In yesterday’s report on the Language Server Protocol Support for Visual Studio, we mentioned that LSP is built on top of JSON-RPC 2.0. While it was created over a decade ago, JSON-RPC isn’t as well-known as SOAP or REST.

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Real-Time Collaboration Comes to Atom

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 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.

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Slack Desktop Migrated to BrowserView for 3.0

by Andrew Morgan Follow 2 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.

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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.

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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.

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Adobe Will No Longer Support Flash after 2020

by Abel Avram Follow 5 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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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GitHub Rewrites its Desktop Client Using Electron

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 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.

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 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.

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