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Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:09:40 -0500The World Wide Web Consortium (W3) is already working on a draft specification for HTML 5.1. It should come as no surprise to anyone who follows this kind of thing that many of the proposed new standards have been coming up for debate. One of the points of contention is the new main element.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:09:41 -0500HTML5's rapid progress as a platform means that developers, particularly mobile application developers, need to revisit earlier decisions. Should they create applications natively or take advantage of the ability to write once, run everywhere? The answer isn't as simple as it may have been even just one year ago.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:50:49 -0500For the second time in a week, Ruby-on-Rails maintainers have been forced to push out what they describe as extremely critical security fixes to close a security hole in the popular framework. Left unpatched, the hole could allow malicious hackers to execute code in Rails applications without having to go through authentication.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:32:52 -0500Perceptive website developers not only know what responsive web design is; they've already put it into practice. Thanks to a number of trends among web users, the need for websites built along responsive web design principles will certainly continue to grow. If you're not tuned in to this change in the field just yet, keep reading to find out why you need to get on board, or risk getting left behind.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:50:19 -0500As a website developer, you know how difficult it is to add text, overlays, links, and other potentially interactive elements to videos. Earlier this month, however, Mozilla changed that when they released Popcorn Maker 1.0. Based entirely on web standards, this video editing software allows even non-programmers to achieve excellent results.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:45:44 -0500Ruby programmers received some exciting news on the same day that general elections were held here in the US. Ruby 2.0.0 got an immediate feature freeze, which means that this version will be released soon. Indeed, Yusuke Endoh, Ruby 2.0's release manager, revealed its targeted release date: February 24, 2013.
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:45:01 -0400The latest version of Hypertext Markup Language offers rich functionality without requiring the assistance of third-party plug-ins. This capability should make it perfect for generic web applications that work on any mobile platform. The reality falls short of this ideal.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:34:34 -0400Quite some time ago, professional networking website LinkedIn moved the back-end infrastructure of its mobile site and applications from Ruby on Rails to Node. The company made this change for performance and scalability reasons. Does that mean that RoR is a bad idea for mobile services? Not exactly.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone down on record as stating that developing with HTML5 was one of the biggest strategic mistakes we made. Does that mean you should not use it in a corporate environment? Far from it.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400It's about time and it happened so quietly that it went all but unnoticed in some quarters. But last month, Jim Thatcher, Principal Program Manager Lead for Office Standards, announced that Office 2013 would support two additional formats: Strict Open XML and Open Document Format (ODF) 1.2. The move closes one front in a years-long tech war between proprietary vendors and open source advocates.