Topic: html5

The demise of Flash

There once was a time where Adobe Flash was the obvious choice for building rich web applications, but as the Internet began to grow and technology started to advance, Flash slowly started to die out.  Over the last couple of years more and more businesses have announced that they will no longer support Flash. There … continue reading

Saving Flash from extinction

Flash is quickly approaching the end of its life. Adobe plans to halt updates and distribution by the end of 2020, and encourages any content creators to migrate their existing Flash content to new open formats like HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly.  “Several industries and businesses have been built around Flash technology – including gaming, education … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Dynamsoft’s Dynamic Web TWAIN SDK, Undo’s funding round, and Intel’s latest acquisition

Dynamsoft’s Dynamic Web TWAIN document scanning SDK has been updated to version 14.0. The new version adds improvements to workflow efficiency when working with images and uploading files. It also includes an optimized HTML5 image viewer which support loading local images using drag-and-drop. The image viewer also enables users to adjust image sequences using drag-and-drop … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CSHTML5 1.1, Dialogflow updates and Yubico’s mobile SDK for iOS developers

The first stable release of C#/XAML for HTML5 1.1 is now available. According to the team, the release signals CSHTML5 as a final product that will get regular updates. CSHTML5 enables developers to create HTML5 apps with C#, XAML and Visual Studio. The release features bug fixes as well as new improvements including support for … continue reading

Userware releases CSHTML5 for web apps using C# and XAML

A new Visual Studio extension has been released by the software company Userware. CSHTML5 is designed for cross-platform HTML5, and targeted at .NET developers. The solution enables developers to build webs using C# and XAML and compile the files to HTML5 and JavaScript. According to the company, because the solution compiles the code itself, developers … continue reading

Qoppa releases jOfficeConvert and new version of PDF Automation Server

Qoppa has released a Java library called jOfficeConvert and the latest version of its PDF Automation Server. jOfficeConvert reads and renders Word and Excel documents and converts them to PDF or images, or prints the documents automatically. It uses the Qoppa PDF-to-HTML5 conversion library jPDFWeb to convert Word and Excel documents to HTML / SVG. … continue reading

Adobe announces plans to kill off Flash

Adobe is finally putting an end to the Flash name. The company has announced plans to stop updating and distributing the Flash Player by the end of 2020. For years now, companies have been moving away from Adobe Flash and in favor of more modern technologies. Over the last couple of years, the emergence of … continue reading

Google Blocks, Onsen UI for Vue, and NeoLoad 6.0 — SD Times news digest: July 7, 2017

Google announced Blocks, a new application on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The new solution is designed to take the complexity out of creating virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. It does not require any prior modeling experience and it is designed to feel like users are playing with children’s blocks instead of the … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Spellbook of Modern Web Dev

Much like a spellbook does in the fantasy world of wizards and mages, this open-source project can give developers more power than they ever thought they could have. Dexter Yang, a JS hacker, web app developer, and game/fictional world enthusiast, created a document from a bunch of commonly used links and learning resources that he … continue reading

FSF responds to W3C director’s decision not to block EME

When the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) director Tim Berners-Lee decided the organization would not block Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) in HTML5, many people went up in arms. EME allows web pages to include encrypted content using a Digital Rights Management (DRM). The reason why people are against this is because they believe DRM imposes … continue reading

Oculus reveals Carmel developer preview, Google’s plans for HTML5, and Segment teams up with BigQuery—SD Times news digest: Dec. 12, 2016

Oculus wants to bring web content and technologies to mainstream VR devices. The company announced a developer preview of Carmel, a new solution to build for the VR web without a VR-supported browser. “Starting today, you can build experiences for all of these users, and also test them in VR using Carmel. As new devices … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Minoca OS

There is a new general-purpose operating system looking to win over developers’ hearts. Minoca OS is built for connected devices that just went open source. “We’re excited to build a community of users and developers around this new operating system, and we need help,” wrote Evan Green, CEO and cofounder of Minoca OS, in a … continue reading

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