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  • Flutter 2 is Production-Ready for the Web, Adds New Platforms

    A major update to Google's cross-platform UI Toolkit, Flutter 2 stabilizes Web support and adds new platforms, including foldable, embedded, and desktop. Alongside it, new Dart 2.12 brings null safety and Dart FFI.

  • Amplify Flutter Brings Together Flutter and AWS for Cross-Platform Apps

    Amplify Flutter aims to simplify the creation of cross-platform apps for iOS, Android, and the Web using Google Flutter UI toolkit and AWS. Announced as a developer preview last August, Amplify Flutter is now generally available and includes new Data, API, and Auth capabilities.

  • Farewell to Flash

    Flash reached end of life on 31st December, 2020. InfoQ looks back at the contribution that Flash made to the early web, and what will be missed after its demise.

  • Github Removes All Non-Essential Cookies

    GitHub recently announced having removed all banners from GitHub. GitHub additionally commits to only use in the future cookies that are essential to serving

  • Cookie Recipes - SameSite and beyond - Rowan Merewood at Live

    Rowan Merewood explained, in light of the new cookie policies being increasingly adopted, how to create and configure cookies according to the scope and security required by the situation. Merewood also showcased the options available to developers to trace and debug cookies sent in requests.

  • Stack Overflow Migrate Architecture from .NET Framework to .NET Core

    Stack Overflow has recently completed migrating their system architecture from .NET Framework to .NET Core. This is the platform that powers not only Stack Overflow but also 170+ question and answer communities as well as private Q&A sites for companies.

  • Theia Framework 1.0 Enables Web IDEs

    Theia is a framework for building multi-language IDEs upon JavaScript, and powers, Arduino's new Pro IDE, and Arm's new mBed Studio. Earlier this week they released 1.0 signifying that they had reached stability and the vendor-neutral open-source framework was ready for use. Read on to find out more about what Eclipse Theia delivers and how it differs from VS Code.

  • J2CL: A Java-to-JavaScript Transpiler

    J2CL is a source-to-source compiler that converts Java to Javascript. It attempts to solve a different problem than similar Java-to-Javascript frameworks such as GWT. Likewise, J2CL is not meant to compete with or replace existing JavaScript frameworks; J2CL is about interoperability and cross-platform code reuse.

  • React Native Team Surveys Developers' Pain Points

    The React Native team recently surveyed React Native developers with a single question: "What do you dislike about React Native?" Developers overwhelmingly mentioned developer experience, including debugging, as their first grievance. Community handling, and documentation were also prominently featured as pain points.

  • Study Shows the Web is Crowded with Outdated, Vulnerable JavaScript Libraries

    A recent study has found that 37% of Alexa top 75K websites has at least one vulnerability and almost 10% at least two. Maybe even more shockingly, 26% of Alexa top 500 websites use vulnerable libraries.

  • Cloudbleed - Cloudflare Proxies Memory Leak

    A buffer overflow bug has caused a small number of requests to Cloudflare proxies to leak data from unrelated requests, including potentially sensitive data such as passwords and other secrets. The issue, which has been named ‘Cloudbleed’, was discovered by Google Project Zero vulnerability researcher Tavis Ormandy.

  • 2017 State of Testing Survey

    The 2017 State of Testing survey aims to provide insights into how the testing profession develops. The survey is open throughout January 2017.

  • Java Turns 20

    Twenty years ago today, Java's first alpha release was unleashed upon the world on Solaris. InfoQ looks back at the history of Java and what it has conquered since.

  • HTTP/2 Specifications Approved for Publication

    HTTP/2 specifications have been approved for publication, according to the IETF. 15 years after the launch of HTTP/1.1, IETF have gone through over 200 design issues, 17 drafts, and 30 implementations to get the specification approved to be published as standards-track RFCs.

  • What is the Web?

    Mark Nottingham, chair of the HTTP Working Group, asks the question What is the Web? As he mentions, this simple question has some complex and perhaps unexpected answers depending upon your perspective. A common approach would be to say that it has to be rooted in the Web browser, but that has some interesting consequences, not all of which are useful for non-browser stakeholders.


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