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  • Apigee adds some Swagger to API design

    For developers who want to expose their Web applications to other computers and Internet services, API platform vendor Apigee is offering a free online tool to help create APIs using the increasingly popular Swagger API specification.

    Written by Joab Jackson22 May 15 06:36
  • Meteor JavaScript framework hits Windows

    Until now, developers who wanted to build Web and mobile apps via the Meteor JavaScript framework had to do so via either Mac or Linux clients. That changes today with the release of Meteor 1.1, which features support for Windows clients as well as the MongoDB 3.0 database.

    Written by Paul Krill31 March 15 21:20
  • Ractive aims to bring Web programming to the masses

    The developers of a JavaScript library for building interactive user interfaces are hoping their work will make Web programming more accessible for part-time programmers.

    Written by Joab Jackson28 Feb. 15 08:34
  • Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

    Potentially offering a boost for web server software worldwide, Google has released as open source a framework for HTTP/2, the newly updated standard for transmitting Web pages and Web applications over the Internet.

    Written by Joab Jackson27 Feb. 15 08:40
  • IBM brings BlueMix platform services in-house

    The hybrid cloud will be the focus of this year's IBM Interconnect cloud computing conference, as the company rolls out new offerings designed to help enterprises extend their in-house operations.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 Feb. 15 04:13
  • IBM brings more Watson smarts to developers

    IBM is expanding its roster of Watson online services that can be deployed by developers to enhance their apps with analysis and data processing capabilities.

    Written by Joab Jackson06 Feb. 15 07:01
  • Amazon launches Lambda, an event-driven compute service

    Continuing to roll out new compute services at an impressive clip, Amazon Web Services has introduced a way for programmers to trigger operations in their AWS deployments without running a full virtual machine, potentially reducing maintenance work and cost.

    Written by Joab Jackson14 Nov. 14 09:42
  • HTML5 finalized, finally

    After nearly eight years of work, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has finalized the HTML5 standard, bringing the basic Web technology firmly into the era of mobile devices and cloud-driven rich Internet applications.

    Written by Joab Jackson29 Oct. 14 07:42
  • Appcelerator gears up for the business world

    System administrators take note: That mobile employee expense app you're building should be every bit as easy to use as Facebook. Oh, and you better deliver it quickly too, because that's how Facebook rolls.

    Written by Joab Jackson19 July 14 04:17
  • Build mobile apps directly within the Firefox browser

    Programmers who may be curious about building mobile apps but aren't sure how to get started could get a hand from Mozilla, which is testing a new code editor, called WebIDE, which will be built into the Firefox browser.

    Written by Joab Jackson25 June 14 07:17
  • Google engineer: We need more Web programming languages

    Web applications may one day surpass desktop applications in function and usability -- if developers have more programming languages to choose from, according to a Google engineer.

    Written by Joab Jackson12 June 14 04:06