Web Development News & Resources


App Analytics Leads Firebase Mobile Back-End Upgrade

The Firebase platform for mobile and Web apps has been upgraded with new functionality -- including new app analytics -- in an update announced today.

Visual Studio Code Update Overloads npm Service, Forces Version Rollback

Microsoft said its Visual Studio Code 1.7 release overloaded the npmjs.org JavaScript package management service for Node.js, forcing a version rollback to 1.6.1.

Walmart Open Sources Tool for Over-the-Air React Native Updates

With a new open source tool from WalmartLabs, mobile developers using React Native can now bypass Apple's App Store and do direct over-the-air updates.

Oracle's Quarterly Critical Patch Update Is Another Whopper

Oracle's latest quarterly Critical Patch Update was the second-largest ever, providing fixes for 253 security vulnerabilities for 76 of the company's products, including seven security updates for Java SE 6, 7 and 8, and eight for the Java EE-based WebLogic and GlassFish application servers.

Linux Foundation Launches JS Foundation

The Linux Foundation today announced the launch of the JS Foundation, a new project focused on fostering JavaScript developer engagement, collaboration and best practices under an open governance model.

Devs Await Open Source Word After Commercial RethinkDB Effort Fails

With the company behind the RethinkDB project having failed and its engineering team scooped up by Stripe, Big Data developers are awaiting further word on plans to continue it as fully open source.

Qlik Playground Provides Online Big Data Visualization

Big Data visualization specialist QlikTech International AB announced a new playground to help Web developers try out its Qlik Analytics Platform.

Google Pushes AMP for Mobile Web Speed

Less than a year after starting the open source Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative to speed up mobile Web browsing, Google announced "Search Results Are Officially AMP'd."

Adobe Adds Mobile Previews to App UX Design Tool

Adobe added new mobile workflows to its XD design tool so app UX/UI designers working on computers can see instant previews on the actual iOS and Android devices that will be running their apps.

Amazon API Gateway Updated for Cloud Developers

Amazon Web Services simplified its API gateway used by cloud developers to provide back-end functionality for mobile and Web apps.

Report: Node.js Developers Prefer MongoDB, RabbitMQ, AWS, More

RisingStack surveyed developers to see how they're using the open source JavaScript environment and what their favorite ancillary technologies are.

Open Source Mobile Dev Tool Onsen UI Breaks Free from AngularJS Dependency

Monaca today announced Onsen UI 2.0 -- a UI framework and tools for building HTML5-based native mobile apps -- is now JavaScript framework-agnostic, having broken from its AngularJS dependency roots.

Numbers Say Web Devs May Want To Target Mobile

Web developers looking where to concentrate their efforts might be interested in new research that indicates Americans now mostly use smartphones for their online lives.

TypeScript 2.0 Nears Final Release

Microsoft doesn't expect to be adding any major new features to its upcoming open source TypeScript 2.0 programming language, which was recently made available in a Release Candidate version.

Visual Studio Code Now Debugs iOS Mobile Web Apps from Windows

For the first time, developers using Visual Studio Code can debug iOS mobile Web apps directly from the code editor on Windows machines. Previously, debugging the JavaScript code powering these apps in the Safari browser was possible only on Macs.