Topic: web development

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

Google’s must-have Android apps, MIT’s Ur programming language and more NSA leaks—SD Times news digest: Dec. 29, 2014

Google released a list of its must-have Android apps, rattling off 127 of the most highly recommended and highest rated apps in the Google Play Store. The apps, most of them free, range from popular favorites including Netflix, Shazam and Spotify to mobile applications with fast-growing user bases such as Quip, Pushbullet and Lumosity. Google’s full … continue reading

Analyst Watch: 2015 will be a pivotal year for HTML5

In October 2014, some 25 years after Tim Berners-Lee first sketched the outline of what would become the World Wide Web in 1989, the W3C HTML Working Group voted to pass the final “Recommendation” of the Open Web Platform standard known as HTML5. Five releases in 25 years is not a fast pace of evolution … continue reading

jQuery 3.0 and the future of Web development

In the eight years since its initial release, jQuery has become the foundation of the modern Web. The popular cross-platform library has become bundled and intertwined with countless websites, developer tools and with JavaScript itself. The next step for the open-source platform is jQuery 3.0. In a recent blog post entitled “jQuery 3.0: The Next … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Best modern Web development practices

Google announces Web Fundamentals and beta release of Web Starter Kit to help developers learn modern Web development … continue reading

A ‘different robot’ helps personalize the Internet

Diffbot enables developers to keep app information up to date through computer-vision techniques … continue reading

ASP.NET: Shifting gears to the Web

Microsoft is moving the platform away from being Windows-oriented to allow for more contemporary Web development standards … continue reading

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