Topic: web development

What SEO has to do with web development

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is often associated with the marketing team as a tool to get more traffic to a web page or website, but it can and should also be used by web developers to improve load times, user experience, crawling and indexing. “A majority of developers don’t really think about [SEO]. They want … continue reading

Angular 9.1 released with build speed improvements

The Angular team has announced a minor release to its web application framework that containers new features and bug fixes.  The 9.1 release aims to speed up builds by improving the speed of ngcc and allowing it to compile multiple packages at a time. Previously, the ngcc compilation pass covered library dependencies in logical order.  … continue reading

Apple to end UIWebView API support

The end of Apple’s UIWebView support is quickly approaching. The company announced that as of April 2020 it will no longer accept new apps that use the UIWebView API, and as of December 2020 the company will no longer accept app updates that use UIWebView.  “If your app still embeds web content using the deprecated … continue reading

Angular 9.0 released with Project Ivy

The Angular team has announced the latest major release of its web application framework. Angular 9.0 features updates to the framework, Angular Material and CLI. In addition, this release makes the Ivy compiler and runtime the default as well as improves testing components.  “This is one of the biggest updates to Angular we’ve made in … continue reading

premium Web development shifts to a mobile-first approach

Today, a majority of internet users are browsing the web not from their computers, but from a mobile device. According to a 2018 study by Oberlo, 52.2% of global web traffic came from mobile phones, up from just 0.7% in 2009. In the United States, that number is even higher, with 58% of total web … continue reading

premium Founding organizations: Creating companies that sustain our open-source community

Open source has a sustainability problem. A question that’s frequently discussed in the web development community is how to make open-source maintainable. As one of many examples, Henry Zhu, the lead maintainer of Babel, one of the most depended-on projects in the JavaScript ecosystem, until 2017 was working on Babel in his free-time while working … continue reading

Mozilla Web DNA survey shows the biggest pain points for web developers

Mozilla is hoping to shape the future of the web by releasing the results of its first ever MDN Web Developer Needs Assessment (Web DNA).  Mozilla put the survey together as a means of representing the “voices of developers and designers working on the web.” They surveyed over 28,000 developers and designers from 173 countries.   … continue reading

WebAssembly Core is now an official web standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that the WebAssembly Core Specification is now an official web standard. “The arrival of WebAssembly expands the range of applications that can be achieved by simply using Open Web Platform technologies. In a world where machine learning and Artificial Intelligence become more and more common, it is important … continue reading

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

Firebase Summit 2019 kicks off with new mobile and web development tools

Google’s Firebase team announced Firebase Extensions, Google Analytics integration and stronger app testing tools at its fourth annual Firebase Summit in Madrid this week.  The new Firebase Extensions is designed to help developers save time on repetitive app development tasks. The extensions are pre-packaged bundles of code that automate common tasks such as resizing an … continue reading

Python Software Foundation and Tidelift partner on Python web development libraries

The Python Software Foundation and Tidelift are teaming up on the community-driven Pallets Projects. Pallets is a collection of popular Python web development libraries. Through the new partnership, the libraries will receive maintenance, security and license assurances.  RELATED CONTENT: Python 2 to sunset by 2020 In addition, Tidelift plans to provide income to the team … continue reading

WebKit provides advice on how web developers can build with power efficiency in mind

Applications for mobile devices and laptops can be power hungry, and the energy spent powering web content can drain battery as well as user engagement. However, there are methods that web developers can use to mitigate power usage and keep users on their applications longer, according to the team behind WebKit, the open-source web browser … continue reading

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