Topic: w3c

GitLab reveals shift in developer work style, holographic emulation available for Unity, and W3C’s recommendation for HTML 5.1—SD Times news digest: Nov. 2, 2016

GitLab’s latest global developer survey revealed a shift in developer work. Major findings from the survey, which addressed responses from 362 startup and enterprise CTOs, developers, and DevOps professionals, found that the latest development tools are a top priority for developers. According to the survey, 80% of developers want to work with the latest tools, … continue reading

Google VR SDK 1.0 out of beta, W3C addresses future Web road map, and an OpenSSL security issue—SD Times news digest: Sept. 26, 2016

The Google VR SDK 1.0 (with support for Daydream, a platform for mobile virtual reality) has left beta and is now available on the Google Daydream developer site. The SDK simplifies common VR development tasks so developers can focus on building interactive mobile VR applications for Daydream-ready phones and headsets, according to a blog post … continue reading

W3C looks to secure the Web

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is putting cybersecurity on its radar. It has announced that it is launching a new working group designed to standardize Web authentication and provide a more secure and flexible solution to password-based logins. “Every other week you see news of a password leak or data leak from another major … continue reading

FIDO Alliance and W3C’s partnership, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, and Foundation 6—SD Times news digest: Nov. 20, 2105

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has partnered with the FIDO Alliance in order to strengthen authentication across the Web. FIDO aims to address the lack of interoperability among authentication technologies. “Standardizing strong authentication in the Web Platform will help us to improve user and application security by moving beyond passwords,” said Wendy Seltzer, technology … continue reading

W3C to standardize APIs for Web payments

Security breaches are splashed all over the news almost every day, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) wants to do something about it—at least when it comes to online payments. The organization has launched the Web Payments Working Group to streamline and secure the online checkout process. “The industry has looked to digital wallets … 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

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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W3C adopts new Software and Document License

The World Wide Web Consortium announced it has adopted a new Software and Document License. The new license updates the process by which relicensed or unfinished software specifications are given permission for use by other developers and organizations. The new license is compatible with the GPL and permits copying and modification of an initial specification, … continue reading

W3C member proposes single-page apps without JavaScript in HTML6

While HTML5, finally standardized, is taking its place in the Web development hierarchy, developers are already looking ahead to HTML6. This is what we might call the radical idea stage. Still largely in its conceptual and debate phase, HTML6 is foundationally similar to HTML, but with XML-like namespaces. Among the many features and experimental functionality … continue reading

Microsoft acquires Android and iOS calendar app, Google releases new tools to measure cloud performance, and W3C announces the working draft of WebRTC 1.0—SD Times news digest: Feb. 12, 2015

Microsoft has officially announced its acquisition of Sunrise, developer of a next-generation Android and iOS calendar app. “We are making this acquisition because we believe a reinvention in the way people use calendars on mobile devices is long overdue. Our goal is to better help people manage and make the most of their time in … continue reading

W3C to standardize Web access in connected cars

As the momentum behind connected cars and automotive software builds, the World Wide Web Consortium has decided to make sure the Web is prepared for this new generation of integrated applications. The W3C has announced a new Automotive Working Group to standardize secure Web access to vehicle data. The group will focus on the use … continue reading

Firefox 34 features in-browser WebRTC client, Firefox Hello

The flashiest news out of the Firefox 34 release may be Mozilla’s switch from Google to Yahoo as its default search engine, but the far more significant news is a WebRTC client built directly into the browser. The first Firefox 34 Beta release including a WebRTC client debuted back in September, but the official Firefox … continue reading

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