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  • Ideas for WebRTC Implementation

    WebRTC promises to revolutionize the way we communicate on the web. The technology is still nascent and there's more than one way to implement it, depending on your needs. In this article, Nikolai Bezruk offers a few suggestions on how to decide which WebRTC implementation is right for you.

  • Bridging Microsoft Word and the Browser

    HTML editors work fine for general formatting, but they don’t have all the capabilities that some businesses require. Creating graphics, diagrams, tracking changes and inserting comments are useful and come out of the box in Microsoft Word In this article, Prasadu Babu Dandu shows how to serve up Word documents as HTML.

  • Stylish and Sane: A Guide to Better CSS

    All websites need CSS and most is awful. There's too much of it. There's a bunch of duplication. It's like a delicately spun spider web, tightly coupled and fragile. It has more patches than a bicycle wheel. It doesn't need to be this way. Rouan Wilsenach introduces the concept of component-based styling and how to curate a style guide for your site.

  • Interview and Book Review: BDD In Action

    "BDD In Action" is a book that aims to cover the full spectrum of BDD practices from requirements through to the development of production code backed by executable specifications and automated tests.

  • Creating a Mobile Development Strategy for 2015

    Now that 2015 is underway, it’s imperative to consider a mobile strategy framework for a prosperous year and beyond. We will be discussing some key points to consider as you plan your strategy for the year, and how they can help you usher in a successful future. These topics include visual development environments , Bimodal IT, cloud-based mobile development and the HTML5 vs. native debate.

  • Article Series: Next Generation HTML5 and JavaScript

    In this (post)HTML5 series, we go beyond buzzwords and get practical insights from experts about what has actually worked for them. We also talk about technologies that go a step further, and define the future of how the standards and web development will evolve.

  • Q&A with Matthew Carver on The Responsive Web

    Responsive web design is an important part of the modern web and a must-have skill for web developers. The Responsive Web by Matt Carver provides an introduction and suggestions on how to get started. Beginning with the what and why and moving all the way to some advanced techniques, Carver provides a solid overview of an essential tool in the modern web developer's toolbox.

  • Towards a Resolution-Independent Web with SVG

    This article examines the advantages of using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as the preferred format for the graphic assets of any web or mobile web project. The aim here is not to deter designers and developers from the proven method of using raster formats (PNG / JPEG) but rather to showcase how usage of SVGs can enhance the workflow of any web project.

  • DukeScript: A New Attempt to Run Java Everywhere

    DukeScript is a technology meant to bring Java to every client, mobile or desktop, without the need of a plug-in. In spite of its misleading name, DukeScript is not a new scripting language but an attempt to “put Java back in JavaScript”, in an attempt to fulfill the initial vision for Java: Write Once, Run Everywhere.

  • Building and Deploying Android Apps Using JavaFX

    Java was invented to provide a software environment for embedded devices. But a strange loop in history made Java the top language for enterprise software. Java comes full circle with JavaFX, a mature Rich Client Application framework included in the Java 8 core libraries. In this article, we show how to deploy JavaFX Applications on Android devices, a game changer for the JavaFX platform.

  • Writing Automated Tests with Jazz Automation

    Jazz Automation is a testing framework built to automate and speed up acceptance/functional testing for all types of web based systems or static websites and in any industry. It also lends itself to easily implement automated integration testing. Historically this type of testing has been all manual, labor intensive, and inaccurate.

  • What to Use on the Microsoft Stack

    With Microsoft’s unwillingness to officially deprecate technologies such as Silverlight, figuring out which technologies on the .NET stack have a future and which should be avoided can be challenging. To help you out, we have summarized what we know of Microsoft’s intentions when it comes to business applications.

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