Topic: web

SD Times news digest: Apache Guacamole 1.1, Ktor web framework gets a new update, and IBM’s Cloud Annotations project

Apache Guacamole 1.1 has been announced. Apache Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. The latest release includes two subprojects, the HTML5 web application which serves the Guacamole client to users, and “guacamole-server”, the remote desktop proxy which the web application communicates with.  The 1.1.0 release also features support for dynamic image quality and for … 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

SD Times news digest: Sencha announces ExtWebComponents, Facebook’s Deepfake Detection Challenge, and ML.NET 1.4 preview

Sencha announced the launch of ExtWebComponents, a new solution that features tested and supported UI components designed to work with any or with no development framework, while reducing application delivery time and costs. The solution includes more than 140 components, and is included as part of Sencha’s Ext JS Enterprise Package. The Sencha private npm … continue reading

Sir Tim Berners-Lee continues to fight for a better web

The World Wide Web turns 30 this year, but despite how far it has come its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee still sees huge possibilities for growth. The web has evolved beyond Berners-Lee’s original idea of an information management system to become a library, doctor’s office, shopping place, school, office, cinema, bank and more, giving people … continue reading

Tim Berners-Lee announces new project for users to take back control of the web

World Wide Web creator and director of W3C Tim Berners-Lee believes the web has reached a critical tipping point. “I’ve always believed the web is for everyone. That’s why I and others fight fiercely to protect it. The changes we’ve managed to bring have created a better and more connected world. But for all the … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Sonar

Microsoft wants to protect the modern web with the next evolution of its static scan tool. The company announced sonar, a linting tool and site scanner for the modern web. Microsoft first released its static scan tool within its browser in 2013. It was meant to detect optimizations for old versions of IE, missing prefixes … continue reading

Developer creates petition to open source Flash specification

Adobe announced its plans to kill Flash, and while most developers and Internet users understand and accept this decision, not everyone wants to see Flash Player disappear forever. Over the last few years, HTML5 has given companies the ability to create rich browser experiences, without the need of Adobe Flash Player. As a result, the … continue reading

Poll: Political parties agree on supporting net neutrality

Despite their varying stances on today’s issues, there is one thing that Democrats, Republicans and Independents seem to agree on, and that is protecting net neutrality. A recent poll from Mozilla and research firm Ipsos, shows support across party lines for net neutrality, and it reveals that a majority of Americans do not trust the … continue reading

Berners-Lee: Web needs a rethink to stop ‘nasty ideas’ from spreading

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants Internet users to stop spreading negative ideas on social media websites, and instead use the web how it was intended. Berners-Lee is an English computer scientist who was recently awarded the Turing Award 2016 by the Association of Computing Machinery. At this month’s Innovate Finance global fintech summit … continue reading

Sir Tim Berners-Lee finds three challenges the web needs to overcome

Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web 28 years ago. Since then, the web has evolved into a massive networking platform where users come to connect, work, and learn. However, Berners-Lee believes there are still areas that must be addressed before the web can truly be a platform that benefits all — notably in … continue reading

TypeScript 2.2 released, half the Internet uses HTTPS, and updates to the Google Play Developer Console—SD Times news digest: Feb. 23, 2017

Microsoft’s TypeScript team presented the latest release of TypeScript 2.2 this week, with new features and quick fixes to improve the TypeScript experience. With TypeScript 2.2 comes more improvements to the editor, including code actions, which can guide developers in fixing up errors. This includes adding missing imports, adding missing properties, and removing unused declarations. … continue reading

Web4GUI takes online applications offline

It may sound scary, but believe it or not, there are still people in the world who don’t have Internet access. For those users, Web4GUI is hoping to bridge the digital divide. On Friday, Stunnix, the company behind Web4GUI, introduced version 8.4 of the tool. Web4GUI allows developers to turn a website into an application. … continue reading

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