Topic: html5

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

Android Developer Conference highlights growing community

The underlying theme for this year’s Android Developer Conference was cross-platform development, with even Intel getting in on the multi-OS targeting party. This was reflected in the vendors at the show today. For developers looking to deploy to Android and iOS, they have a new option: Darwino. This platform allows developers to build applications that … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Phaser

This week’s featured GitHub project was created with the mantra that building HTML5 games should be just as fun as playing them. Phaser is an open-source 2D game framework for building HTML5 games to run on desktop and mobile browsers. The framework supports Canvas and WebGL rendering, and games can be compiled to Android and … continue reading

Mozilla blocks Flash in Firefox

More and more tech companies are piling on the “Occupy Flash” movement as Adobe’s Flash Player continues to be beset by publicly known security vulnerabilities. Mark Schmidt, Mozilla’s head of Firefox support, tweeted that the company has officially blocked Flash in all versions of Mozilla Firefox. He clarified that the block will only remain in … continue reading

CSHTML5: A cross-platform HTML5 extension for Visual Studio

As standardized HTML5 ascends to Web development dominance, developers all across the spectrum are looking for ways to leverage the markup language. Now, a free extension for Visual Studio gives C# and XAML developers a way to code HTML5 apps from the comfort of Microsoft’s IDE. CSHTML5 (also known as C#/XAML for HTML5), a free … continue reading

Guest View: Now what’s keeping enterprise app developers up at night?

Enterprise mobile app developers continue to grapple with many of the familiar dilemmas for creating apps that will best serve their organizations in the next year and beyond. As in any year, developers will be looking to increase the productivity of their organization’s employees (and perhaps partners) who are using the app, which can be … continue reading

IBM’s new mobile, cloud services, Mozilla’s JavaScript Internationalization API, and Python 3.4.3—SD Times news digest: Feb. 25, 2015

At the IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM announced modular mobile solutions, a new hybrid cloud initiative, enterprise and developer cloud services, and IBM Enterprise Containers. IBM laid out plans to develop half a dozen native, HTML5 or hybrid-optimized apps on the IBM MobileFirst platform to build and deploy mobile apps, or … continue reading

The modern Visual Studio tool belt

Developing in Visual Studio is more complicated than it used to be. As Visual Studio 2015 approaches, Apache Cordova tools and open-source efforts around the .NET ecosystem open an array of new cross-platform and cross-OS possibilities for Windows developers looking to branch out across devices and onto Linux and Mac. As Microsoft’s flagship IDE grows … continue reading

Guest View: The Top 3 enterprise mobility trends to watch in 2015

With 2014 now completely past us, the mobile picture in the enterprise for 2015 is becoming more evident. After a plethora of discussions with customers, developers and pundits, I believe these will be the top trends in enterprise mobility for 2015. 1. Business analysts will create more than 25% of enterprise apps using visual development … continue reading

Mobile in 2014: Going beyond smartphones and tablets

In 2014, “mobile” evolved into a more widely unified and interconnected concept. The last several years have seen smartphones, tablets and mobile apps take control of how we consume and compute information, redefining how we communicate with each other. A train with that much momentum doesn’t stop when the market reaches its peak; it barrels … continue reading

Analyst Watch: 2015 will be a pivotal year for HTML5

In October 2014, some 25 years after Tim Berners-Lee first sketched the outline of what would become the World Wide Web in 1989, the W3C HTML Working Group voted to pass the final “Recommendation” of the Open Web Platform standard known as HTML5. Five releases in 25 years is not a fast pace of evolution … continue reading

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