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Visual Studio Code Now Supports Debugging of iOS Web Apps

by on  Aug 31, 2016

A new extension for Visual Studio Code aims to allow developers to debug JavaScript web apps and sites running on iOS devices directly from their editor both on Mac and Windows, writes Microsoft program manager for JavaScript Diagnostics Kenneth Auchenberg.

Angular Mobile Toolkit Tries to Make Web Apps Feel Native

by on  May 10, 2016 3

A new part of Angular 2, the Angular Mobile Toolkit, brings together tools and techniques to help developers make their web apps feel more native. In a session at ng-conf 2016, Jeff Cross and Alex Rickabaugh showed how to use three of these techniques to build a "progress web app".

Nginx Plus R8 Brings Hardened HTTP/2 and Persistent Re-configuration API

by on  Feb 09, 2016

The Release 8 of Nginx Plus has a hardened HTTP/2 implementation and a persistent re-configuration API.

Measuring the Performance of Single Page Web Applications

by on  Nov 02, 2015

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.

Django 1.7 Is the Biggest Django Release since 1.0

by on  Sep 05, 2014

It took the Django Software Foundation nearly one year, but finally Django 1.7 is here. This is the biggest Django release since Django 1.0, featuring "a new app loading framework, a new check framework, many improvements to query construction, and most importantly - Migrations", a new built-in database migration system.

Meteor 0.9 Release Brings Controversial Packaging System

by on  Sep 02, 2014

Geoff Schmidt -- co-founder of Meteor -- announced this week the release of Meteor 0.9 and and the official Meteor packaging system.

Firefox OS 1.3 Adds New Technologies For Mobile Developers

by on  May 14, 2014

Mozilla has announced that a new Firefox OS version is now available to Mozilla partners. The update includes many new features for both users and developers. The new OS version is already available on a new ZTE mobile phone, the ZTE Open C.

Testing PhoneGap Apps on Devices without SDK, Compilation or Code Signing

by on  Apr 23, 2014 1

PhoneGap has released PhoneGap Developer App, a tool for testing apps during development, bypassing the whole SDK and the need for compiling or signing the code. LiveReload with GapReload can do the same thing.

Using Sigma for Drawing Graphs

by on  Mar 20, 2014

The team behind Sigma, a JavaScript library dedicated to drawing graphs in Web applications, released a new version of this tool. What this library provides is a way for developers to create graphs while making networks manipulation on webpages smooth and faster for the user.

Going Offline with LocalForage

by on  Feb 26, 2014

The Mozilla Foundation has released localForage, a new JavaScript library that promises to simplify the process of storing offline data in web applications. What makes this library unique is the fact that it tries to combine the best of both worlds: the features of some more recent technologies (asynchronism and blob support) with a simple API.

Creating Nobackend Applications with Firebase

by on  Sep 11, 2013 1

Firebase is out of beta with pricing plans and SLAs. This article contains details on Firebase and an interview with Andrew Lee, CTO.

Google Dart Developments: Polymer Replaces Web UI

by 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.

Sails 0.8.9: A Rails-Inspired Real-Time Node MVC Framework

by on  Apr 13, 2013 4

Version 0.8.9 of Sails, a real-time MVC framework built atop node.js, was released on April 9th by Austin, TX-based Balderdash in an ongoing effort to bring a Rails-like development platform to modern web apps

50 Tricks for Faster Web Applications

by on  Nov 22, 2012 1

Jatinder Mann, an Internet Explorer PM at Microsoft, held the session 50 performance tricks to make your HTML5 apps and sites faster at BUILD 2012, providing many tips for creating faster web applications.

Web Intents: What They Are and Their Current Implementation Status

by on  May 17, 2012

This article shortly explains what Web Intents are and why they are useful. Google has enabled Web Intents in Chrome 19, the implementation being available to Safari via WebKit, and Mozilla is also working on it.

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