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Mozilla's Servo Browser Now Available Nightly

by David Iffland on  Jul 07, 2016

The Servo browser, built from scratch by Mozilla Research, has matured to the point where nightly builds are available for download. The group hopes to broaden the browser's reach so that they can quickly improve its web compatibility and performance.

Microsoft Boasts Power Efficiency of Edge

by David Iffland on  Jun 21, 2016

Microsoft boasts that users of its Edge web browser see improved battery performance over other browsers. In addition, the new Windows 10 Anniversary Edition will bring even greater battery efficiency improvements in the browser.

Apple's Safari 10 Pretends Flash Doesn't Exist

by David Iffland on  Jun 16, 2016

Apple has announced that the next version of Safari will block Flash and other legacy plug-ins by default. The browser will trick websites into thinking that Flash isn't available resulting in a user prompt to install Flash.

Gluon Announces Full Java 9 Mobile Initiative

by Victor Grazi on  Jun 10, 2016 2

Gluon is making Java 9 development available to iOS and Android developers in the form of their Gluon VM project, a full Java 9 native port.

Flash Gets Sidelined in Google Chrome Proposal

by James Chesters on  May 17, 2016 1

Google have revealed plans to sideline Flash in their Chrome browser. In the draft proposal "HTML5 by Default" Chrome's technical program manager says "Later this year we plan to change how Chromium hints to websites about the presence of Flash Player. If a site offers an HTML5 experience, this change will make that the primary experience."

Angular Mobile Toolkit Tries to Make Web Apps Feel Native

by David Iffland 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".

MIT's Polaris Touts Making Web Pages 34 Percent Faster

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 13, 2016

Polaris is a new JavaScript framework that aims to shrink Web pages load time by 34% at the median. Developed by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Harvard University, Polaris focuses on reducing latency associated to network trips.

Apache Wicket 7.2.0 Released

by Matt Raible on  Mar 02, 2016

The Apache Wicket PMC has released Apache Wicket 7.2.0. This release is a minor release, but does contain new features. To learn more about this release and the state of Apache Wicket, InfoQ interviewed Apache Wicket PMC member Martijn Dashorst.

Google Drops Flash to go 100% HTML5 for Ads

by James Chesters on  Feb 13, 2016

The long, painful death of Adobe's Flash continues, with Google announcing the company's display network will soon stop running Flash ads. In an official post the company said "to enhance the browsing experience for more people on more devices, the Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing are now going 100% HTML5."

Oracle to Deprecate Java Browser Plugin in 2017

by Charles Humble on  Jan 28, 2016

Oracle has announced that it will deprecate the Java browser plugin as part of the JDK 9 release now expected in 2017. The deprecated technology will be completely removed from the Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in a future Java release, but Oracle is yet to indicate which one.

Microsoft Soon to End Support for IE 8, 9 and 10

by Abel Avram on  Jan 06, 2016

Microsoft is to stop supporting IE 8, 9 and 10, inviting users to switch to IE 11 or Edge.

Angular Material 1.0 is Here

by Abel Avram on  Dec 18, 2015 1

Angular Material 1.0 has been released.

Mozilla Has Created A-Frame, a VR Framework

by Abel Avram on  Dec 18, 2015

Mozilla has created and open sourced A-Frame, a framework for creating VR scenes for the desktop browser, smartphone and Oculus Rift.

Adobe to Replace Flash Professional

by James Chesters on  Dec 08, 2015 1

Adobe have announced the end of Flash Professional, replacing it with Animate CC -- a "premier web animation tool for developing HTML5 content".

WordPress.com Replaces PHP with JavaScript

by Abel Avram 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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