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  • Pete Muir Discusses Seam 3, RichFaces 4, and His Move to Infinispan

    Red Hat's JBoss division have a number of updates in the pipeline for the next couple of months, including major new releases of their web application framework Seam, and JSF component library RichFaces. InfoQ spoke to Pete Muir, a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, about what is coming, and his own move from the Seam team to the Infinispan data grid team.

  • New Version of Bing AJAX Map is targeted for Mobile Devices

    The new version of the Bing AJAX Map Control version 7 is one third the size of the previous version, a huge win for web sites that cater to mobile device users. Controls have been reduced in size and given HTML 5 support. There have also been performance improvements for multiple-point rendering.

  • First Spring Social Milestone to Integrate with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Tripit

    Last week SpringSource released a first milestone for Spring Social, a Spring-based template for accessing Twitter, LinkedIn, Tripit and Facebook from within Java programs. Rather than exposing generic, URL-based APIs, the Spring Social APIs are designed specifically for each site and make integrating with those sites straight forward. InfoQ examines the new API as well as some alternatives.

  • Will HTML5 be Secure Enough?

    Joab Jackson wrote an article detailing some of the potential vulnerabilities of the HTML5 standard set. Will security be the Achilles' heel of HTML5?

  • Last IE9 Platform Preview Available with Improved Performance and Standards Compliance

    Microsoft has released the fourth and last preview version of Internet Explorer 9, which features hardware acceleration, deep integration with the JS engine and has improvements in performance and adoption of standards like SVG, CSS, HTML5, etc.

  • CoffeeScript - JavaScript the Good Parts

    As CoffeeScript 0.9.0 was just released, we asked Jeremy Ashkenas to give us some insights into the language. He intends it to be known as "Javascript as you would have liked it to be." CoffeeScript is source to source cross compiled to JavaScript and provides many interesting language cleanups and enhancements and some additional features.

  • How to Pay the Author: Flattr Micropayment Service

    Earlier this year the micropayment service flattr (a wordplay of flatrate and flatter) went live. The principle is simple but could change the way in which we reward quality content on the net. Flattr was initiated by one of the founders of The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, who also presented it at social media conferences like re:publica.

  • Sass 3 Delivers CSS Compatibility, Selector Inheritance

    Haml/Sass 3 is nearing its final release, anticipated on May 10, with the addition of CSS-like brace syntax to Sass as a principal feature.

  • Scooter Framework; Java Made CRUD And Simple

    The Scooter framework has been inspired by the simplicity of use exhibited in ROR. The framework presents an alternative for developing Java web apps using Struts, Spring and Hibernate, with a CRUD generator and the ActiveRecord as key features. The intent of the Scooter is that XML editing and annotations are not required, and that only basic knowledge in Servlet/JSP and JDK1.4 is necessary.

  • Internet Explorer 9 Preview: New Features and Analysis

    Microsoft has released a preview version of Internet Explorer 9 with improvements in performance and adoption of standards like SVG, CSS, HTML5 and more.

  • WebSockets and Bayeux/CometD

    There are two technologies which bring communication into browser-based applications at the moment; Bayeux (aka CometD) and more recently, WebSockets. Will one supersede the other, or are there sufficient differences for both to thrive?

  • HTML5, H.264 and Flash roundup

    Last week, InfoQ published a piece on YouTube offering HTML5 beta for its videos, in H.264 format. Shortly thereafter, Vimeo announced an HTML5 beta as well, also using H.264 as the video codec. However, Mozilla has come out against using H.264, whilst the recent iPad launch has focussed on the H.264 hardware decoding. Has Flash finally met its match?

  • IPv4 Addresses Running Out; Where is IPv6?

    This week, the Number Resource Organisation, the official representative of the five Regional Internet Registries and who oversees the allocation of IP addresses, announced that less than 10 percent of IPv4 addresses remain unallocated. If it's not addressed in the near future, the ramifications could be serious for the world wide web.

  • YouTube announces HTML5 demo, but not for FireFox 3.6

    YouTube announces an HTML5 video beta, which allows playback without resorting to using a Flash plugin. Videos are only available in the H.264 format, which leads to greater performance on some hardware devices, but leaves out the new FireFox 3.6 which only supports the Ogg video format.

  • Chrome News: Mac and Linux Beta, Extensions and Web Sockets

    Google Chrome’s latest additions are: Chrome Beta for Max and Linux, Extensions for Windows and Linux, and Web Sockets.