DSR Application Development News November 2014

firefox Browser For Developers

Firefox team: ‘Ten years ago, we built Firefox for early adopters and developers to give them more choice and control. Firefox integrated WebAPIs and Add-ons to enable people to get the most out of the Web. Now we’re giving developers the whole browser as a hard-hat area, allowing us to bring front and center the features most relevant to them. Having a dedicated developer browser means we can tailor the browsing experience to what developers do every day.’

yii Yii 2.0.0 Is Released

Yii 2.0 is finally coming, after more than three years of intensive development with almost 10,000 commits by over 300 authors. As you may have already known, Yii 2.0 was completely rewritten in order to build a state-of-the-art PHP framework by keeping the original simplicity and extensibility of Yii while adopting the latest technologies and features to make it even better.

jquery jQuery 3.0 Is Coming

Next releases will use a different nomenclature. As before, there will be two different released files. The successor to what is now version 1.11.1 will become jQuery Compat 3.0. The successor to jQuery 2.1.1 will be jQuery 3.0. There are two different packages on npm and Bower, but they share the same version to indicate they have the same API behavior. If you need support for the widest variety of browsers including IE8, Opera 12, Safari 5, and the like, use the jQuery-Compat 3.0.0 package. This version is recommended for most websites, since it provides the best compatibility for all website visitors. If your website is built only for evergreen leading-edge browsers go for the jQuery 3.0.0 package.

lollipop Lollipop

Google is touting Android 5.0 Lollipop as its largest and most ambitious release for Android. Google’s main goal with the new mobile SDK is to provide a more seamless experience across phones, tablets, wearables, TVs, cars and anything else someone can dream up to connect. It includes a number of new features for users and thousands of new APIs for developers.

func Functional Languages Rack Up Best Scores

A study of GitHub projects and the languages used to build them finds that certain language characteristics are more likely to result in better software.

mockaroo Mockaroo

Need some mock data to test your app? Mockaroo lets you generate up to 100,000 rows of realistic test data in CSV, JSON, SQL, and Excel formats.

github GitHub With Amazon

With the newest release of its code-management system, GitHub is now giving businesses the option of hosting GitHub Enterprise installations in Amazon’s cloud. As enterprises move to ditch more of their physical infrastructure, it makes sense for GitHub to offer products aligned with the trend. But don’t take this as a sign GitHub is preparing to dump its bare-metal setup and move to Amazon itself anytime soon.

ssl SSL Assassination

Google plans to remove support for the aging Secure Sockets Layer version 3.0 protocol in Google Chrome 40, which is expected to ship in about two months. The decision comes after Google security researchers recently discovered a dangerous design flaw in SSL 3.0. Dubbed ‘POODLE’, the vulnerability allows a man-in-the-middle attacker to recover sensitive, plain text information like authentication cookies, from a HTTPS (HTTP Secure) connection encrypted with SSLv3.

svg Stylish SVG

CSS can be used to style and animate scalable vector graphics, much like it is used to style and animate HTML elements. The article goes over how to export and optimize SVGs, techniques for embedding them and how each one affects the styles and animations applied.

dislike Freedom To Dislike

Like it or not, social media is an integral part of our lives. But sometimes, the etiquette can be a little fuzzy, especially when your only option is to hit that ‘like’ button.

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