All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘web developers’

XML Found To Be Just As Fast As JSON

Since its introduction in 1996, XML has taken the world by storm by providing an easy to use markup language that’s used in everything from RSS to office productivity software. Its main competitor – JSON – is often quoted as being superior due to it being faster while using less bandwidth. One engineer has set to prove that wrong. David …

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PHP 5.5 Updated, Version 5.3 On Its Way Out

PHP is the weapon of choice for many Web developers. It’s a good thing then that the team behind it has been very diligent with its releases. In fact, they have recently released an update to address some bugs that have popped up in the latest version. If you recall, the PHP Group in late June released PHP 5.5. This …

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Unity Game Engine to End Flash Support

It appears that Apple has been right all along that Flash is not the future of the web. Unity this week announced that it will be phasing out support for Adobe Flash development. Unity is a multi-platform game engine that is capable of producing games for consoles, PCs, touch devices, and the web. In particular, the engine has been used …

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PHP Upgraded To Version 5.4.14, PCRE Library Merged

Those who use PHP are in for a treat this month as the development team has released updates for both the current and old versions, 5.4 and 5.3 respectively, of the scripting language. There’s nothing major, of course, but there are a number of bug fixes that developers should be aware of. Starting with PHP 5.4, the latest update brings …

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Mozilla Invites Developers To Build Apps From The Future

Mozilla joined forces with the National Science Foundation in June for Ignite. The project asked for app ideas from the general public that would help humanity in a positive way. These apps were to be envisioned with the “faster, smarter Internet of the future” in mind. The winning ideas have now been announced, and Mozilla now wants to make the …

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Calling All Ladies: Hack Away At LinkedIn’s DevelopHer Hackday

One of the major problems facing the technology industry today is a lack of women. Every position from management to the coders are predominantly male and that’s a problem. All the lady geeks I know are fantastic at what they do and bring a vibrancy to their work that I just don’t see often enough in men. That’s why it’s …

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Facebook’s Ringmark Goes Completely Open Source

HTML5 and Open Source software are the future. Even if the old guard of software development don’t want to admit, it’s an inevitability. Facebook has helped move us along towards the future of Web and the power of the mobile Web with its Ringmark tool. Now the social network is giving Ringmark to the people. Facebook announced yesterday that they …

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Chrome Web Store Gets New Developer Features

The Chrome Web Store is one of the nicer things about Google’s browser that really gives it an edge over the competition. Mozilla will be launching its own Firefox app store soon and Windows 8 has the Metro app store. Google is going to have to kick it up a notch to stay ahead. In the spirit of staying ahead, …

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Adobe ColdFusion 10 Launches With Increased HTML5 Support

After coming off of the successful launch of Creative Suite 6, Adobe has not been resting on its laurels. They’re back again with another product release that should go hand-in-hand with CS6’s HTML5 features. Adobe announced today that ColdFusion 10 is available to Web developers. If you’re familiar with ColdFusion, then you should know that it’s Adobe’s server side technology …

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Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services

Microsoft definitely needs to give its cloud network – Windows Azure – a kick in the pants. If it wants to compete with the likes of Google’s and other cloud businesses, it’s going to have to step up its game. Microsoft announced its solution this morning – Windows Azure Media Services. Microsoft says the new service is exactly as it …

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Google to Add Breadcrumb URLs to AdWords

Google will soon begin to implement “breadcrumb trails” into their text AdWords ads. Breadcrumb trails refer to a set of links that show the path to various categories within a website. In the Google-provided example, a shoe site ad could have breadcrumb links to the subcategories of “women’s shoes” and “sandals”: The example image below is from a Google support …

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