Topic: web development

PHP 7.0.0 feature-complete beta released

A beta version of PHP 7.0.0 has been released with a complete feature set, including 64-bit support, a new version of the Zend Engine and performance improvements, according to the PHP development team. (Related: An “API-first” PHP framework) The PHP development team stressed that this is a development preview not yet meant for production use. … continue reading

Developer releases beta of ‘API-first’ PHP framework for coding interoperable Web and mobile apps

French developer Kévin Dunglas has released the 1.0.0 beta version of API Platform, an open-source “API-first” PHP framework for creating interoperable single-page applications, native mobile apps, and websites. It is built on Symfony reusable PHP components. With API Platform, developers can first build a hypermedia REST API application before integrating and leveraging other popular client-side development … continue reading

Versioning: A social network for Web developers

A new social network targeted specifically at Web developers and designers aims to use voting-based popularity rankings to promote and share developer-specific content. Versioning, created by Australian book and online course publisher SitePoint, began in 2014 as a daily newsletter for Web developers and designers reaching more than 10,000 subscribers in the past year, according … continue reading

ECMAScript 6 is officially a standard

The future of JavaScript has arrived. The Ecma General Assembly has officially approved ECMAScript 6, the latest standard edition of JavaScript. The specification is the first major revision to the programming language in more than a decade and a half, adding a wide array of features such as classes and modules to enable for complex … continue reading

From the Editors: It’s time for enterprise developers to embrace JavaScript

Client-side JavaScript brings developers closer to the glass. In a flexibly scripted programming language like JavaScript, everything is an object. Developers can code and push new features faster, enabling end users rather than making them wait months for an update under a more traditional sever-side development model. Modern Web and mobile consumer application development is … continue reading

The future of JavaScript is (almost) now

JavaScript is everywhere. Once relegated to an Internet fad, the malleable programming language has evolved along with the Web and now finds itself entrenched in modern browsers, complex Web applications, mobile development, server-side programming, and in emerging platforms like the Internet of Things. Underlying that browser-centric user and developer shift, JavaScript has developed a robust … continue reading

Guest View: Traditional Ops is no more

Almost 10 years ago, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels famously revealed how the company had moved away from traditional department-led Web operations to developers deploying their own code. “The traditional model is that you take your software to the wall that separates development and operations, and throw it over and then forget about it. Not at … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Ten reasons why open-source software will eat the world

I recently attended Facebook’s F8 developer conference in San Francisco, where I had a revelation on why it is going to be impossible to succeed as a technology vendor in the long run without deeply embracing open source. Of the many great presentations I listened to, I was most captivated by the ones that explained … continue reading

GitHub Special Feature: Breaking down the 2014 Transparency Report

Normally at this time on a Friday you’d be reading about whichever interesting open-source project we decided to highlight for our GitHub Project of the Week. But this week it seemed more pertinent to take a closer look at the recently released GitHub 2014 Transparency Report. The report details every disclosure and takedown request, search … continue reading

CSHTML5: A cross-platform HTML5 extension for Visual Studio

As standardized HTML5 ascends to Web development dominance, developers all across the spectrum are looking for ways to leverage the markup language. Now, a free extension for Visual Studio gives C# and XAML developers a way to code HTML5 apps from the comfort of Microsoft’s IDE. CSHTML5 (also known as C#/XAML for HTML5), a free … 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

Milestone ECMAScript 6 on track for June release

ECMAScript 6, the landmark official update to JavaScript, has entered the next phase of the standardization process along the road to a June 2015 wide release. ECMAScript 6 will be the first update to standardized JavaScript since 2009, and the first truly foundational restructuring of the language since 1999. The overarching goal of ECMAScript 6 … continue reading

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