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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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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.

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Ashley Nolan Surveys State of JavaScript Tooling in 2016

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 15, 2016

Ashley Nolan asked 4,715 front-end developers about the tools they use in 2016. While many developers continue to use jQuery, React and Webpack are beginning to dominate the ecosystem.

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Next.js Offers Simple Universal JavaScript Framework Based on React

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 31, 2016

Next.js is a universal JavaScript framework based on React. It has a simple setup and uses extensions to the React component model to provide server-based component rendering with the ability to continue rendering on the client.

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Regular Maintenance for Bootstrap v3 Ends

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 08, 2016

The maintainers of the popular Bootstrap framework have announced that they are ending maintenance for Bootstrap v3, the current version. It's been over a year since the first alpha of version 4 was released and the project is still not in beta. To speed along development, Mark Otto (creator of Bootstrap) has decided to end all regular maintenance for version 3.

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WordPress.com Replaces PHP with JavaScript

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 25, 2015 9

WordPress.com has replaced PHP with web technologies and a RESTful back-end API for the administration console.

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Microsoft Bumps Edge Rendering Engine to EdgeHTML 13

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 25, 2015

The roll out of the first major update to Windows 10 includes the latest rendering engine for Microsoft's Edge browser. EdgeHTML 13 includes a number of HTML5 and CSS features and is a good sign that Microsoft can continually update their newest browser.

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Bootstrap Version 4 Announced, Alpha Released

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 20, 2015 1

Web UI Framework Bootstrap has announced version 4 and released an alpha version. This is a major update that accepts more modern web techniques and drops support for old browsers.

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Becoming a Great Web Front-end Developer

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 04, 2015 6

This article contains advice written for web developers by two engineers, one recommending useful tools and techniques while the other providing suggestions on addressing some of the challenges faced writing for the browser.

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Anticipated Firefox 39 Released After Stability Issues Cause Delays

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Jul 08, 2015

Mozilla has released Firefox 39, after initial stability issues caused by a third party application. The much-anticipated release brings with it support for CSS Scroll Snap Points, new sharing features, and improved dev tools -- as well as several critical bug fixes.

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Google Brings Material Design to CSS, HTML, and JavaScript

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 07, 2015 1

Google Material Design Lite) (MDL) aims to enable material design look and feel for websites. Material design is a visual language that is standard on Android and that Google is proposing cross-platform.

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Mozilla Releases Major Update to CSS Animation Inspector in Firefox Developer Edition

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  May 26, 2015

Mozilla has released Firefox Developer Edition 40, with major updates to CSS Animation Inspector. Dave Camp, director of engineering for Firefox, told InfoQ these changes allow developers to see all CSS animations applied to the selected node and any child nodes, with it being common for several Web animations to be combined to get a single effect.

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Supersonic Framework Touts Native Performance for Android and iOS Hybrid Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 12, 2014

AppGyver has announced Supersonic, a new framework to build hybrid mobile apps on Android and iOS that promises to provide "real native performance," says AppGyver, thanks to a novel approach to designing hybrid apps. Supersonic is also integrated with Steroids, an impressive cross-platform IDE for hybrid apps.

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Origami: Component-Based Web Applications

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Nov 24, 2014

Andrew Betts, director at FT Labs, presented to Velocity Europe 2014 attendants a set of home-grown standards and tools for web development. They aim to cope with the development challenges of creating and maintaining more than eight hundred *.ft.com sites. FT Labs main strategy is to breakdown web pages into components built within a well-defined set of rules.

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Adobe Declares Brackets is Ready with 1.0 Release

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 11, 2014

Adobe has released Brackets 1.0, its open source code editor for web designers and front-end developers. Web developer evangelist Ryan Stewart says in the past three years the team has been very busy adding features to help make Brackets a world class text-editor. Declaring this release as 1.0 is our way of telling the world that Brackets is ready.

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