PHP 5.3 Released
(July 2, 2009)
The PHP development team has released PHP 5.3.0. This new release has some major improvements and includes a large number of new features.
For users upgrading from PHP 5.2 there is a migration guide available, detailing the changes between those releases and PHP 5.3.
Sun's Major Java Update
(October 24, 2008)
HTML 5: Web Forms 2, Search, and more
(October 13, 2008)
Creation of Foundation to Bring the Web to All People
(September 18, 2008)
The World Wide web Foundation, created by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web was recently unveiled to the public. It has a vision of the Web as humanity connected by technology with a mission:
- to advance One Web that is free and open,
- to expand the Web's capability and robustness, and
- to extend the Web's benefits to all people on the planet.
Live Scrolling via Ext’s LiveDataPanel Widget
(July 17, 2008)
A LiveDataPanel can enhance your site by deferring the load of
additional content until the user is ready to see it. Markup will never
be generated unless it’s needed and therefore the browsers DOM will
have a smaller footprint. Take a look at DZone for an example.
The Pencil Project
(July 9, 2008)
Sun: Java will be free this year
(June 24, 2008)
Following the announcement of Sun's plans to make Java free and open under the General Public License (GPL) at JavaOne 2006, there have been a few struggles on the path to open source. At the time of the OpenJDK release in May last year, around five percent of the code--the portion not owned by Sun--was still closed.
Yahoo! ASTRA 1.2 Now Available
(May 15, 2008)
Yahoo! fired out a new update to the Yahoo! Astra libraries for Flash, Flex and ActionScript, ASTRA 1.2. This release includes updates to the Flash components, the removal of the Flex Maps hack from the Web APIs library (use the new Yahoo! Maps AS3 API instead), and the addition of the new Astra Utilities library.ASTRA is Yahoo! ActionScript Toolkit for Rich Applications, a collection of Flash and Flex components, code libraries, toolkits and utilities developed for ActionScript developers.
Aptana to Launch Cloud Platform
(April 30, 2008)
Aptana have announced their Cloud initiative, a platform-as-a-service offering for developers to build Web applications based on open-source technology.
"Aptana's mission is to be the leading provider of tools and infrastructure for Web developers who use scripting languages," said Kevin Hakman, director of product marketing at Aptana.
Ext JS 2.1 Released
(April 23, 2008)
Ajaxian notified that Ext JS 2.1 has been released with many enhancements and new components and improved REST support.