Amongst my friends, I’m known as something of a Star Wars nerd. My longtime nick has been cfjedimaster (a combination of two passions, the other being ColdFusion), I work in a room packed to the gills with Star Wars toys, and I’ve actually gotten inked up twice now with Star Wars tats. That being said, it was another movie that had the most influence on my current career – Tron.Read more
In the recent years, web development changed drastically. The emergence of the mobile web and the new form factor of smart phones created the demand for different solutions than the former desktop-only web.
Since then a lot of frameworks and tools have been created, with new ones being added almost weekly. Now, we web developers are faced with a different problem: for every development concern, there are multiple options to consider, without clear pros or cons. It is easy to feel intimidated not only by the choices available, but also by how similar those choices are.Read more
We are excited to announce a set of substantial updates to the developer tools in IE, (F12) as well as in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. The updates in F12 accompany the new releases in IE11.
Previously, we described the capabilities of F12, and its focus on a fast, iterative workflow, on providing accurate data in the DOM Explorer and on providing actionable data in the memory and performance tools.Read more
We’re updating Opera Next to 21.0.1432.39. Inside you can find few bugfixes.
Opera will now scale with screens that use 200% DPI setting in Windows. You can check full list of fixes in the changelog.
Be sure to try it out and share your thoughts with us.Read more
PredictionIO is an open source machine learning server for software developers to create predictive features, such as personalization, recommendation and content discovery. Building a production-grade engine to predict users’ preferences and personalize content for them used to be time-consuming. Not anymore with PredictionIO’s latest v0.7 release.Read more
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-018 - Critical
This security update resolves six privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.Read more
While learning about and measuring what happens on phones, we’re learned a great deal around power consumption. Therefore we want to share some learnings and what have resulted in the FxOS Powertool!Introducing the FxOS Powertool!
With the FxOS Powertool!, we can optimize apps for power consumption, but also verify and fix bugs related to that. It is a command line utility with a number of options:Read more
In a previous post we introduced the GeometryUtils interface and the getBoxQuads() API for retrieving the CSS box geometry of a DOM node. GeometryUtils also takes care of another important problem: converting coordinates reliably from one DOM node to another. Read more
There comes the first Opera 22 update that will benefit from the new silent update process on windows. You should be upgraded to it automatically, without even a UAC prompt.
In addition, to make the autoupdating even smoother, the autoupdate packages will now be sent to you in the form of a patch instead of a full package, whenever possible. This will hopefully help those of you who pay per Mb downloaded or those who have a strict monthly download quota,Read more
Microsoft is taking an important step towards helping businesses stay up to date with the latest software, services, and devices. Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11, announced today as an update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, provides better compatibility for older versions of Internet Explorer and tools to manage which Web apps use it.Read more
Announcing an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 - available on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1
Today we’re excited to announce an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 available with the Windows 8.1 Update and for our Windows 7 customers as well as the debut of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows 8.1 Update will be available for download today on MSDN and TechNet, with automatic updates beginning April 8th for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers. Read more
Rormix is a platform for discovering emerging music videos. Music videos are tagged by genre and similar commercial artists, making it easy to discover new music videos.
The Rormix app was made using PhoneGap and released on iOS and Android. Development took just over a month from the first line of code, to the app submissions in the app stores. The Firefox OS port took one developer just one day!Read more
We are rolling out another 20 version with some new critical bug fixes.
This build fixes an auto update problem on Mac where the auto update process prompts for user credentials and then exits immediately if run as an unprivileged user.
We have also fixed a problem with Off-Road mode not working on some ISPs.
Get the new build here: Opera Stable stream.Read more
Gearcloud Labs is exploring the use of open technologies to build new kinds of shared video experiences. Party Bus is a demo app that mixes multiple live video streams together with interactive graphics and synchronized audio. We built it using a combination of node.js, WebSockets, WebRTC, WebGL, and Web Audio. This article shares a few things we learned along the way.Read more