Topic: web development

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

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

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