All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘web development’

Facebook Sets Date For F8, Expands It To 2 Days

Facebook announced the date for its next F8 developer conference. Not only that, but it has doubled the time it’s giving to devs, extending the event to two days. F8 will take place in San Francisco on March 25 and 26. Facebook is inviting the technical community to two full days of sessions, workshops, product demos, and “1:1 time” with …

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Mozilla Teases Browser For Developers [#Fx10]

Mozilla has a new browser specifically dedicated to developers coming out soon. It will be unveiled on November 10th. Mozilla teased it with a brief video on Monday: “When building for the Web, developers tend to use a myriad of different tools which often don’t work well together,” Mozilla said in a blog post. “This means you end up switching …

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Yahoo Stops Development On User Interface library

Yahoo announced that it is stopping development on the Yahoo User Interface library (YUI). It’s been around since 2005, and was launched to the public the following year. The library offere developers free, open source JavaScript and CSS tools and utilities for building web apps. The company says it will no focus its efforts on the “new technology landscape”. New …

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Use Of C Programming Languages May Be On The Decline

The C programming language family is some of the most popular on the planet. Just looking at the TIOBE Index, we see that C, Objective-C, C++ and C# are all in the top five with their rankings not changing in over a year. Those who look deeper into these things predict that C’s time in the spotlight may be coming …

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Full Screen Mario Attracts The Ire Of Nintendo

In 1990, John Carmack ported the first level of Super Mario Bros. 3 to the PC to prove that side-scrolling graphics could be done on the platform. He then presented this breakthrough to Nintendo, but the company wasn’t interested in the PC market as it was still rolling in the dough thanks to the NES. That rejection ultimately led to …

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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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Adobe Recommends Reinstalling Java To Fix ColdFusion Installer Errors

Java is a basic requisite for many Web applications. Unfortunately, Oracle sometimes pushes out an update that either lacks proper security fixes or prevents an application from installing. Adobe says the latest update affected its ColdFusion installer and has offered a fix. In a post on the ColdFusion blog, Adobe’s Krishna Reddy says the latest Java update prevents the ColdFusion …

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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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ASP.NET Sees Further Enhancement In Visual Studio 2013 Preview

For a while now, developers have been able to test drive the latest Visual Studio as part of the Visual Studio 2013 Preview. Like any good preview, Microsoft has been constantly improving it as developers give them feedback, including some enhancements to ASP.NET. Microsoft recently announced that it was bringing a number of ASP.NET and Web Tools enhancements to its …

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ColdFusion Whitepaper Details Future Iterations In Software Roadmap

Adobe is making headlines this week with its controversial decision to discontinue development of Creative Suite in favor of Creative Cloud, but that’s not all we’re seeing from its annual MAX Conference. ColdFusion, Adobe’s Web development software, is the subject of a recent whitepaper that details where the software is at and where it’s headed in the future. Adobe sponsored …

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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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Showcase Your Knowledge With Mozilla’s Open Badges

For the past few years, Mozilla has been working on a project called Open Badges. You can think of the project like merit badges for the Internet. It allows people to prove that they have accomplished something, or are knowledgeable in a topic, in a visual format. Now after a year of extensive beta testing, the finished product is finally …

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ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Now Available

The world of Web development is changing rapidly. To keep up, Microsoft has been making incremental changes to ASP.NET. The latest update to the framework brings changes and additions to every member of the ASP.NET family. Micrososft recently released ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 to the general coding public. The release contains new templates and tooling ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET …

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Tips On Building A Better Web Site From The Pros

On February 9, developers from all over the world converged on London for the Edge Conference. The show hosted a number of talks, featuring developers from Facebook, Google, Mozilla and more. The focus was on Web technologies and how to take advantage of these new tools to increase performance on Web sites. While there were seven talks at this year’s …

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SignalR Is The Latest And Greatest Tool Available To ASP.NET Developers

In November, Microsoft announced a number of features coming to its ASP.NET Web application framework over the next few months. One of the more prominent announcements was SignalR, a feature that adds “real-time functionality to Web applications using WebSockets and other down-level transports.” It’s available as a Release Candidate , but a Microsoft blogger is already showing off some tips …

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HTML5 Is Now Feature Complete, W3C To Start Focusing On Interoperability

Many people will tell you that HTML5 is the future, while others will say that it’s not going to happen. The biggest proponent of and main architect behind HTML5, the World Wide Web Consortium, insist that HTML5 is the future, and its latest advancement only further helps to prove that point. The W3C recently published the “complete definition of HTML5 …

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Mozilla Launches Developer Toolbar In Firefox 16

Mozilla has launched a new feature with Firefox 16 called the Developer Toolbar, which comes with what Mozilla calls the Developer Command Line. This is designed to provide easy keyboard control over Firefox developer tools, and it completes commands and parameters for you. “In addition, Firefox unprefixes a number of stable features including: CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms, Image Values, IndexedDB …

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Google, Apple and Others Team Up To Promote Web Standards

In some ways, the Web is like the lawless Wild West that you see in movies and television. There are no rules or standards for how things operate. Some organizations like W3C have tried to bring some form of order to the Web, but there’s not been a huge concentrated effort on the part of Web companies to standardize the …

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Adobe Introduces Edge Tools For HTML5 Development

Adobe and its products have been instrumental in constructing how we view the Web. Flash was, and still is, a major innovator in the Web-based video and gaming arena. The company, however, saw that HTML5 will one day be the future. That’s why Adobe has begun investing heavily in it through various software like Adobe Shadow. This morning, the company …

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Google+ Developers Discuss Google+ History API

Google’s Google+ History API was recently revealed. It’s been compared to Facebook’s Open Graph, but uses Google+ connections to bring in updates from third-party services (Twitter, Foursquare, etc.). It also lets you choose what data from these services you want shared. The API collects what users have done with the apps, and adds it to their personal pages for sharing …

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Google Discusses The Content API For Google Shopping

Google has uploaded a recent Google Plus hangout it hosted, discussing the Content API for Google Shopping. In the video, Google discusses various community questions, library support and feature requests. A number of links are discussed in the video, so if you need to reference any of them, you can find them on the video page on YouTube. You can …

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Twitter Celebrates One Year Of Bootstrap With An Update

Twitter is one of the friendliest companies in regards to the open source movement. They have open sourced much of the software they use to run Twitter on a day-to-day basis with one of the biggest releases being Bootstrap. It’s now one-year-old and Twitter wants to celebrate. It was announced on Monday that Twitter Bootstrap has been updated to version …

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Here’s 40 Minutes Worth of Chrome WebRTC Developer Discussion

If your’e looking to develop for WebRTC, you may be interested in the following Google+ hangout video Google has uploaded to YouTube. If your’e not familiar with WebRTC, it’s a free, open source project designed to enable web browsers with real-time communications capabilities via Javascript APIs. Google’s Chrome team creates and maintains the Web RTC site, but the project is …

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Treehouse Is Growing, Is About To Offer Android Courses

Web design and development site Treehouse is gaining users. Users that are willing to pay at least $25 a month to build their skills. Over the weekend, Treehouse surpassed 12,000 users. “That’s not just 12,000 folks signed up to an email list for free classes they don’t get much out of,” the company tells WebProNews. “That’s 12,000 students paying $25/month …

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Netflix Is Now Streaming Content To You Via IPv6

The global launch of IPv6 last month went without a hitch. All the companies involved can pat themselves on the back for a job well done. While some of the companies haven’t fully detailed their involvement in the launch, Netflix has been surprisingly open about the challenges of dealing with IPv6. The launch of IPv6 for Netflix was all about …

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Sit A Spell And Let Me Tell You The Tale Of HTML5 [Infographic]

Since its introduction in 2008, HTML5 has been heralded as the future of the Web. No longer would we be held back by individual plugins like Flash. The Web would be a free and open place with the many APIs provided by HTML5 leading the way. Where did the Web revolution start and where is it going? Let this lovely …

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Google I/O Lingers On In The Hearts And Minds Of Android Developers

Android developers, take note: Google I/O still has plenty of goodies for you. After all the previous video tutorials and information sessions, you can still take on some Android development knowledge, right? Google has uploaded some great videos that covers everything Android from developing Android apps that use Web APIs to how to best use NFC and Android Beam. The …

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These 2 Google I/O Videos Will Teach You All About The Dart Programming Language

Google has been uploading tons of videos of sessions from Google I/O, and these two deal specifically with the Dart programming language, so if you’re looking to learn more about it, and were unable to attend the event, you’re in luck. The first video is from the session: Dart – A Modern Web Language. Here’s the video’s description: The two …

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Google Shows Developers How To Be On Target With Dart

Google’s open source programming language, Dart, was one of the few things that didn’t get a lot of love from Google’s main keynotes. It was to be expected as Dart isn’t exactly the most exciting of subjects for the press. The press is now gone though and developers are taking over. Time for some Dart action. Google has been pushing …

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