Topic: web development

SD Times news digest: Accusoft’s new SDK for PDF functionality, Rocket Software announces Rocket OpenAppDev for IBM Z, and Flutter Windows alpha

Accusoft announced its latest SDK, ImageGear PDF, to enable developers to add a variety of PDF functionalities into an application.  ImageGear PDF gives end-users the ability to merge multiple PDFs, rearrange pages within a PDF, add pages or remove pages in a PDF, and more.  ImageGear PDF is available with an optical character recognition add-on … continue reading

Angular provides more insight into upcoming releases

Angular has announced a new roadmap in order to update users on what the team is working on and projects it may be considering in the future. According to the team, this is the first formal roadmap it has published, and it will maintain it quarterly.  “We see the roadmap release as a footprint for … continue reading

The state of the Jamstack in 2020

Five years after the term has been coined, the Jamstack is starting to see rapid expansion, growth and maturity, according to a recent survey. The State of the Jamstack in 2020 survey revealed 44% of developers have been using it for a year, with 37% using it for 1-2 years. Eleven percent of the respondents … continue reading

Jamstack brings front-end development back into focus

Businesses that want to attract, engage and retain more online customers need to provide an exceptional front-end solution. It’s the first thing users see when they come to a website, and it’s the first impression digital businesses can give.  Traditionally, when front ends are coupled with the back end, developers have to be full-stack experts … continue reading

Amazon announces no-code solution Honeycode

Amazon is joining the no-code space with the announcement of Honeycode. The new solution is designed to make it easier for developers to build mobile and web applications with no programming required.  Instead of relying on methods like emailing spreadsheets or documents, Honeycode enables developers to use a simple visual application builder and to utilize … continue reading

Angular 10 now available

The Angular team has announced a major version of the web framework. Angular 10 covers the entire platform, framework, Angular Material and CLI.  Traditionally, the team releases two major versions every year to coincide with the JavaScript ecosystem and provide a predictable schedule for developers. Angular 9 was just released 4 months ago, and the … continue reading

PHP celebrates 25 years and works toward version 8.0 of the language

PHP is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It was first created by Rasmus Lerdorf as a way to track visits to his website.  The language started off as a set of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) binaries written in C, JetBrains explained in a blog post. The first suite of PHP scripts were named “Personal … continue reading

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

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