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New Aurelia framework wants in on JavaScript riches

A wide variety of technologies has piggybacked JavaScript, including Famo.us, AngularJS, Meteor, and Node.js. A new entrant, Aurelia, offers another angle as a modular framework enabling customization and accommodating the latest ECMAScript technologies.

By Paul Krill | 29 January, 2015 02:27

Tags: Durandal Inc., software, javascript

Microsoft debuts TypeScript 1.4

With TypeScript 1.4, Microsoft offers accommodations for ECMAScript and type system improvements to developers.

By Paul Krill | 22 January, 2015 22:11

Tags: application development, Microsoft, software

Compile C# to JavaScript with DuoCode

A new compiler lets programmers use their C# skills to build JavaScript and HTML5 Web applications. By integrating with Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE and leveraging Microsoft's Roslyn compiler technology, the DuoCode compiler enables cross-compiling of C# code into JavaScript, for sharing of code between JavaScript and Windows applications.

By Paul Krill | 22 January, 2015 22:11

Tags: application development, Google, Microsoft, software

Java focuses on modularity, real-time apps in 2015

It's full speed ahead for modular and real-time Java efforts early in the new year.

By Paul Krill | 20 January, 2015 06:37

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, IBM, java, Components, cloud computing, internet, Oracle

Next-gen Rust language moves to 1.0 alpha

Rust, positioned as a fast systems programming language immune to most crashes, has moved to a feature-complete 1.0 alpha release stage.

By Paul Krill | 12 January, 2015 22:05

Tags: application development, software

Google Go upgrade banks on Go itself

Plans for the upcoming Google Go 1.5 release have Google eating its own dog food, so to speak.

By Paul Krill | 10 January, 2015 08:39

Tags: application development, Google Go, Google, software

Microsoft adds TouchDevelop capabilities to Windows App Studio

Microsoft's Windows App Studio, an online tool for quickly building Windows and Windows Phone apps, has been integrated with TouchDevelop, a "touch-friendly" programming language for writing code directly on a device. But the company also is steering users over to its comprehensive Visual Studio 2013 software development platform if they want to change Windows 8.0 apps written with the App Studio tool.

By Paul Krill | 24 December, 2014 07:31

Tags: application development, Microsoft, software

Google hitches cloud data analysis to Java SDK

Google is offering a Java SDK to integrate with the Google Cloud Dataflow managed service for analyzing live streaming data as part of its effort to broaden support for the platform.

By Paul Krill | 23 December, 2014 06:14

Tags: application development, Google, software

Developers get real numbers on JavaScript library usage

Open source developers interested in gauging usage of JavaScript libraries across the Web now can find out via Libscore, an online service being launched this week.

By Paul Krill | 19 December, 2014 01:45

Tags: application development, Libscore, Languages and standards, GitHub, software, javascript

QuaggaJS offers JavaScript-based barcode scanning

JavaScript, more commonly known for its dominance in client-side Web application development, is being extended to the realm of barcode scanners. With QuaggaJS, a developer in Austria is developing a barcode scanner written in JavaScript and supporting real-time localization as well as decoding of barcodes like EAN and Code128.

By Paul Krill | 05 December, 2014 05:55

Tags: QuaggaJS, software, javascript

Django REST upgrades focus on developers, then users

The Django REST framework, a toolkit for building Web APIs to back-end services, is undergoing a series of upgrades covering under-the-hood capabilities as well as developer and user features.

By Paul Krill | 04 December, 2014 02:10

Tags: web services, software, Django REST

Faster Ruby on Rails rolls into the station

The Ruby on Rails Web development framework has plenty of rivals these days on the JavaScript front, but the framework keeps chugging along, with multiple upgrades on the horizon.

By Paul Krill | 03 December, 2014 01:46

Tags: ruby on rails, ruby, software

What developers can do to extend smartphone battery life

Battery power consumption remains a lingering problem on smartphones -- and is getting worse with the latest advances in the devices. But developers can take steps to tackle the issue.

By Paul Krill | 24 November, 2014 22:10

Tags: application development, qualcomm, software

Google Wallet for Digital Goods API is folding

Google is retiring its Google Wallet for Digital Goods API and is encouraging users to go find other solutions. It will be retired on March 2, 2015, and Google has said that there will be no replacement product.

By Paul Krill | 18 November, 2014 08:18

Tags: Google, e-commerce, web development, internet

Mozilla explores virtual reality Web development

Mozilla has launched a virtual reality website this week in hopes of inspiring others to build their own.

By Paul Krill | 14 November, 2014 06:37

Tags: GitHub, Arctic, web development, internet

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