Topic: web

Adobe reminds users Flash end of life is coming up

Adobe is reminding users that it will stop distributing and updating Flash Player after December 31, 2020.  Once the go-to choice for building web applications, Flash began to show its age during the inception of smartphone development – starting with the release of the iPhone in 2007 which did not support the technology.  In 2017, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: erwin Data Intelligence Suite update, Red Hat supports Quarkus, and Gatsby’s round of funding for modern development

The latest version of the erwin Data Intelligence Suite provides new AI-driven metadata matching, data lineage analysis, data model integration, and an enriched business user experience to speed enterprise data governance and literacy. “Business transformation has to be based on accurate data assets within the right context, so organizations have a reliable source of truth … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Python 2.7.18 released, Syncfusion’s Flutter widgets web compatibility, and Mabl’s new automated testing capabilities

Python 2.7.18 has been released as the last Python 2 release to make more room for Python 3.  “Python 2.7 has been under active development since the release of Python 2.6, more than 11 years ago. Over all those years, CPython’s core developers and contributors sedulously applied bug fixes to the 2.7 branch, no small … continue reading

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

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