Topic: web development

Report: Go programming language is attracting more attention

Developers are beginning to program in Go both at work and outside of work. Go is an open-source programming language Google created in 2007. The programming language’s team has released its 2016 survey results, which revealed 89% of respondents are using Go. Of that 89%, 36% use Go both at home and at work, 27% … continue reading

Packt: What skills and technologies developers should learn in 2017

In Packt’s “Skill Up: Developer Talk” report, software engineers, web developers and other industry leaders shared their thoughts on the ever-evolving tech landscape and how developers can stay relevant in 2017. The report itself covers topics ranging from security and mobile development, web development and programming, game development, and data management. Since technology and software … continue reading

New open-source framework Fission available, build web apps with Tandem Code, and Android Nougat’s developer public beta—SD Times news digest: Jan. 31, 2017

Fission, a new open-source Serverless Function (FaaS) framework for Kubernetes, lets developers easily create HTTP services on Kubernetes from functions with Node.js and Python support. To use Fission, developers need to create functions and add them with a common language interface. Then they can associate the functions with HTTP routes, Kubernetes events, and other triggers. … continue reading

C#/XAML for HTML5 beta 8 released

The free Visual Studio extension that allows developers to build HTML5 applications using C# or XAML has hit beta version 8 on its way to general availability. C#/XAML for HTML5 (CSHTML5) was developed by the software company Userware. Beta 8 includes more than 25 features requested by users, such as extensibility, styles and templates, and … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Ninja

Want your development efforts to be swift, strategic and super productive? That is exactly what Ninja, a full stack Web framework for Java, aims to help developers do. “Doesn’t matter if you build huge enterprise apps or small RESTful JSON microservices, Ninja provides everything you need to get productive at once: development, testing, deployment, refactoring … continue reading

Taking a closer look at HTML5 after its first year of standardization

Today marks the one-year anniversary of HTML5’s standardization, and since then it has quickly become a preferred solution for Web development. It was a long and hard road for HTML5 to reach that status, and not many thought it would make it this far. “My perception at the time eight years ago was that it … continue reading

jQuery Foundation updates its mission

The jQuery Foundation, the nonprofit trade association that oversees the open-source jQuery project and its ecosystem, has announced an updated mission statement and new mandates going forward. During a recent meeting of the jQuery Foundation board of directors, the organization—which includes members and corporate sponsors such as Adobe, Famo.us, IBM, Intel, Mozilla, Syncfusion, WordPress and … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: JAWS

Da-dum…da-dum…da-dum da-dum da-dum da-dum… It’s JAWS, the combined JavaScript + Amazon Web Services stack surfacing in a great white way on GitHub this week. JAWS is a “monstrously scalable,” server-free Web application boilerplate using bleeding-edge AWS services. The stack provides new AWS tools for developers to build large scalable Web applications in JavaScript. The stack … continue reading

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

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