Topic: html5

Chrome to favor HTML5, Apple releases beta 5 of Xcode 8, and new funding for PyPy—SD Times news digest: August 10, 2016

Google has announced Chrome will start de-emphasizing Flash in favor of HTML5 as a way to speed up the web and save battery life. According to the company’s blog, “90% of Flash on the web loads behind the scenes to support page analytics,” causing the plugin to slows things down. Starting in September, Chrome 53 … continue reading

C#/XAML for HTML5 beta 8 released

The free Visual Studio extension that allows developers to build HTML5 applications using C# or XAML has hit beta version 8 on its way to general availability. C#/XAML for HTML5 (CSHTML5) was developed by the software company Userware. Beta 8 includes more than 25 features requested by users, such as extensibility, styles and templates, and … continue reading

The state of mobile: Exciting times, exploding choices

These days, everyone has a best friend: Their smartphone. “On the Web, personalization is a constant struggle, whereas on mobile it’s pretty accurate,” said Nancy Hua, cofounder and CEO of Apptimize, a mobile A/B testing platform. “You know everything they’ve ever done. You also know their context at that moment: Are they on the go? … continue reading

Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile rollout, Facebook puts an end to Flash video, and Google announces Play Services SDK 8.4—SD Times news digest: Dec. 21, 2015

Microsoft is reportedly pushing back its Windows 10 Mobile release date. VentureBeat reported that Microsoft planned to start rolling out Windows 10 to existing Windows Phones this month, but those plans have changed to next year. “The Windows 10 Mobile upgrade will begin rolling out early next year to select existing Windows 8 and 8.1 … continue reading

Django reveals new features, hackers expose children’s information off VTech, developers gain access to the Forge—SD Times news digest: Dec. 2, 2015

Samsung has announced a new browser designed for its virtual reality device, Gear VR. Internet for Gear VR is designed to enable users to browse the Web in a more immersive atmosphere without having to download VR content. “As a pioneer in the mobile VR industry, Samsung has continually worked to provide our users with … continue reading

Adobe moves away from the Flash brand

Adobe Flash is soon to be no more. The technology, which once was ubiquitous on desktops and browsers, will now be called Adobe Animate CC (for Creative Cloud) to reflect the changing times. The change comes as the Web moves more toward open Web and HTML5 standards. With the emergence of HTML5, the need for … continue reading

Taking a closer look at HTML5 after its first year of standardization

Today marks the one-year anniversary of HTML5’s standardization, and since then it has quickly become a preferred solution for Web development. It was a long and hard road for HTML5 to reach that status, and not many thought it would make it this far. “My perception at the time eight years ago was that it … continue reading

Transforming the Web with HTML5

The Web is ever changing. What was once a place where documents and information could be accessed has turned into a place where users can communicate verbally, visually and virtually, where users can play interactive games, and where users can stream music, movies and television shows. To keep up with these advanced features and capabilities, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Predictions that didn’t work out

Steve Yegge recently posted a piece where he took to task his own predictions from 2004. I thought it would be fun to take a gander at some of the predictions pundits have made about programming over the years, and see just how wrong or right they were. If you’ve spent any time at all … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: StarCraft

We’ve seen Flash versions of Super Mario Bros., Tetris and more. We’ve even heard of DOOM on an Intellivision. Now there’s another big step in porting games: StarCraft for HTML5. Created by Ryuta, StarCraft is exactly what it looks like, though it’s not complete just yet. Each component of the game, from menus to sound … continue reading

The FCC’s open-source sign-language platform, Amazon drops Flash, and Google updates Android Wear—SD Times news digest: Aug. 21, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to make it easier for those who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate. The organization recently announced it will develop an open-source video platform for users to communicate with businesses and government agencies using American Sign Language. The platform will be available for mobile and desktop operating … continue reading

The EFF’s ‘Do Not Track’ Web standard, and a privacy hole in the HTML5 Battery Status API—SD Times news digest: Aug. 4, 2015

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy company Disconnect and a coalition of Internet companies have announced a new “Do Not Track” policy setting for browsers. The EFF and the Internet coalition—consisting of AdBlock, DuckDuckGo, Medium and Mixpanel—are calling the policy a standard for browsers to protect users from sites that secretly record and follow Internet … continue reading

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