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  • Going Offline with LocalForage

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Mozilla Labs Apps Developer Preview

    Mozilla has launched the Mozilla Labs Apps Developer Preview, an early view of the Mozilla Labs Apps marketplace. The Mozilla Labs Apps project allows developers to create HTML5 applications that run across multiple devices using Web standards like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. The Mozilla Labs Apps project will also operate its own marketplace to help in the distribution of these HTML5 applications.

  • Making Technical Community More Active - 2011 Year-End Review of Baidu Technical Salon

    Baidu Technical Salon is a regular offline communication activity hosted by Baidu, planned, executed and implemented by InfoQ. The topics included cloud computing, mobile Internet, big data, log analysis and other current popular topics. This article mainly reviews Baidu’s support for technical community via Technical Salon, community’s feedbacks on these activities as well as a brief plan in 2012

  • What is the Future of Flash and Flex?

    Adobe wants to strengthen Flash and Flex’s position in the enterprise and especially in the mobile space. But a recent study shows that jQuery has overtaken Flash as a deployed web solution on the top 17,000 websites.

  • Is it Difficult to Write REST Clients?

    Adam DuVander, from the Programmable Web, reported last week on a survey of API experiences which raised some of the largest problems developers encounter in consuming Web APIs, including the most popular APIs.

  • Web vs. Desktop Apps: “Never Bet Against the Open Web”

    HTML5 and EcmaScript 5, provide powerful APIs, leading several organizations to consider building their applications using Web technologies, rather than the using the traditional Desktop approach. In order to explore the evolution of this trend, InfoQ had an interview with Dylan Schieman, CEO of SitePen and co-creator of the Dojo Toolkit, about the potential of the Web platform.

  • New Relic Has Released RPM for .NET and PHP

    New Relic has released two new variants of its performance tool: RPM for .NET and RPM for PHP. RPM offers performance monitoring and analysis for web applications running on premises or in the cloud.