Topic: web development

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

Ruby on Rails version 6.0 released

The latest version of Ruby on Rails, the web application framework for creating database back-end web solutions, is now available. Version 6.0 has been 2 1/2 years in the making with 7,275 commits.  “Dealing with incoming email, composing rich-text content, connecting to multiple databases, parallelizing test runs, integrating JavaScript with love, and rewriting the code … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Toward a curated web: Why digital content needs standards

One of the striking attributes of the contemporary state of digital transformation is the conjunction of the ubiquity of digitization with its incomplete realization in a multitude of consumer and business contexts. On one hand, digital transformation has succeeded in empowering consumers to access data and information about just about any topic—whether it be the … continue reading

Advice for web developers

There are a number of things developers need to consider when it comes to developing for the web in 2019 and beyond. SD Times asked industry thought leaders what advice they would give their developers: Focus on web standards: If you aren’t sure about which framework to pick, your best bet is to focus on … continue reading

Web development: So many choices to get the right fit

It is an interesting time to be a web developer. On one hand, the web today provides a wealth of information, giving developers easy access to a number of resources useful when running into a problem or wanting to update their skills. Additionally, there are so many advancements being made to programming languages and technologies … continue reading

Angular 8 released with builder APIs and web worker support

The Angular team has announced a major release of its mobile and desktop framework. Angular 8 spans the entire platform and includes updates to Angular Material, the CLI, improved application startup time, and more web standards. One significant feature is the addition of differential loading by default. According to Angular developer advocate Stephen Fluin, differential … continue reading

Open-source project creates wizard-based experience for web developers

A new open-source project is making it easier for web developers to create applications by providing a step-by-step process as they develop. Microsoft announced the Microsoft Web Template Studio (WebTS), which is designed to be a cross-platform extension of Visual Studio Code. The open-source project provides a wizard-based experience that guides developers through web app … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Pagedraw

Though Pagedraw closed its doors as a business at the beginning of this month, the web-based React UI building utility lives on as an open-source project. The project was designed to provide an “effortless” way to design a UI, down to supporting mock-up import from similar applications Figma and Sketch. After designing or importing a … continue reading

Report: React is gaining in popularity, but Angular remains in the lead

JavaScript remains one of the most popular and most-used programming languages today, with a wide variety of frameworks out there to help developers build solutions with the language. Presently, the two most popular JavaScript frameworks are Facebook’s open-source React and Google’s open-source Angular. Angular has been viewed as the number one front-end web development framework … continue reading

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