Category: Web Developing

BrowserStack Gets Compromised

By | November 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

BrowserStack Gets CompromisedTough luck.

BrowserStack, a paid service with over 25,000 customers (including eBay, Adobe and other giants) that allows you to test your web sites on more than 700 different web browser configurations, has been compromised.

The customers has since received the following email:
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Microsoft Announces RemoteIE

By | November 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Announces RemoteIEAnd it’s pretty useless.

Recently, Microsoft has announced a new and free tool that aims to help web developers to test their code on Internet Explorer, especially those running Mac OS X, iOS or Android.

While it might sound cool on the first sight, there is one problem: it allows you to test the latest version of Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which means that pretty much no one is using this browser right now and it’s useless since developers need access to older builds like IE8 and IE9.
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Mozilla To Release A Browser For The Web Developers (Video)

By | November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mozilla To Release A Browser For The Web Developers (Video)Posts a teaser.

In a pretty stale web browsers world where today’s innovations seem to be tied to the social integration, it looks like Mozilla is (almost) ready to unveil a web browser created specifically for web developers.

While the open source organization is short on details, they did reveal few things: the new web browser is said to include tools like WebIDE and Firefox Tools Adapter, and lastly, it’s coming in 7 days, on November 10th, 2014. Check the teaser below.
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HTML5 Specs Finalized, HTML 5.1 & HTML 5.2 Already In Development

By | October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

HTML5 Specs Finalized, HTML 5.1 & HTML 5.2 Already In Development 15 years since the last update.

A very long time ago (December 24th, 1999), the World Wide Web Consortium has published the finalized specs of HTML 4.01 (HTML 4 has been standardised in 1997). Now, 15 years later, the very same organization has finally W3C Recommendation for HTML5, which means it’s a final version.

I’m sure you’re already aware about a lot of neat HTML5 syntactic features, such as: audio, video and canvas elements, and that’s just scratching the surface.
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Microsoft Updates Its IE Roadmap Page

By | September 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Updates It's IE Roadmap PageShows more features in development.

With the recent goal to be more transparent when it comes to the Internet Explorer development, the software giant has announced a new set of updates and here’s what they are currently working on:
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Internet Explorer: Try Improved F12 Developer Tools

By | August 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer: Try Improved F12 Developer ToolsBecomes even more awesome.

With the Windows 8.1 August update (which was supposed to be a much bigger deal and bring the new (aka old school) start menu, the software giant has also included the new F12 developer tools for Internet Explorer 11.

What’s new? Surprisingly, a lot, you can expect new icons and notifications, various console changes (with accurate autocomplete and more), improved in DOM explorer (now there’s a color picker, color wheel, eye dropper, etc.), debugger changes and so much more.
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Download Google Chrome With Oculus Rift VR Support

By | July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Download Google Chrome With Oculus Rift VR SupportWebVR API it is.

Earlier this year, Mozilla has announced its plans to support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and now it looks like Google is too joining the party.

As revealed by Brandon Jones, the search giant has created the experimental branch that have WebVR support enabled, which would allow developers to utilize APIs and create appropriate content for the Oculus Rift users. On a slightly negative note, various WebVR features won’t be added to the other builds of Chrome until the API matures a bit.
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Microsoft Proposes CSS Scrolling Snap Points Standard

By | October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Proposes CSS Scrolling Snap Points StandardTwo lines of code make all the difference in the world.

It looks like Microsoft is trying to solve one of the more painful experiences for developers: creating paginated content and scrolling photo galleries that work on all the devices and different input mechanisms (touch, mouse wheel or a keyboard).

Instead of writing hundreds of lines of JavaScript code, Microsoft’s implementation only requires two. According to the software giant, “this code works with touch swipe in IE10 and IE11; new in IE11, this same markup automatically works with mouse wheels, arrow keys, and trackpads—allowing users to access these experience no matter the device they happen to be browsing with at the moment. Enabling a similar experience by writing JavaScript can take hundreds of lines of code, often doesn’t offer stick-to-your-finger manipulation, and typically stutters in performance on low-end hardware.”
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Microsoft Introduces BrowserSwarm

By | September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Introduces BrowserSwarm

A non restricted version of Mozilla’s TestSwarm.

Recently, Microsoft has introduced a pretty cool (and open source) tool called BrowserSwarm, which will use the magical powers of cloud to test your code on Internet Explorer, Google, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
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HTML5 Games: Canvas Rider

By | July 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

HTML5 Games: Canvas Rider

What happens when you use Canvas element to draw graphics and allow people to express their creativity and experience the worlds they have created? Canvas Rider!

It’s simple: blast some music, open one of the random levels and enjoy. Be warned though, it’s pretty addictive.