PREVIEW: Here Are The Features Microsoft Is Cutting From Windows 10. Windows 10 is fast approaching and while there’s no immediate need to upgrade from 8.1, or even 7, odds are you’ll want to make the jump eventually. Before you do, you’d best check out the Windows 10 “feature deprecation section”, to make sure your favourite features aren’t being cut from the latest release. Read more

MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT: How To Differentiate Leading Mobile Operating Systems. Expert Matthew David explains differences between leading mobile operating systems and how they differ from traditional desktop applications. Read more

CONTAINER OPTIMIZED OS: Building Web-Scale Applications? These Operating Systems Will Help You. The rise of Docker has reinvigorated the interest in containers. Microservices and containerized applications are self-contained with minimal dependencies on the operating system. These contemporary, stand-alone services encapsulate the runtime, frameworks, third party libraries and code, eliminating the dependency on the underlying operating system. Read more

CLOUD: Linux Container Operating Systems: Thin Is In. When is less really more? When it’s a Linux operating system designed to run containers, such as Red Hat Atomic Host, Ubuntu Snappy, or CoreOS. As developers increasingly embrace containers for building and running apps, these small footprint systems could change the operating system’s long-standing role as a catch-all for historic but less-important functions, like fax servers. Read more


DEVELOPER NEWS: Google Moves Dart to GitHub and Kills the Chrome Dev Editor. Google designed Dart as a better language for the web, for developers who wanted a more solid language and tools than what existed in the JavaScript ecosystem. Also, they aimed for better performance. While Dart is certainly more robust and better designed than JavaScript… Read more

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: New Open Digital Humanities Projects. Text/data mining, visualization, information retrieval, and digital publishing are some of the key features of digital humanities research. With computers, it is possible to analyze text, discover patterns, and visualize data with relative ease. In addition, digital projects can be much more accessible to the general public than traditional scholarship. Read more

SERVER-SIDE: There’s a Way for Search Engines to Crawl JavaScript Websites and Applications. In the last decade, no other programming language has risen from the depths of the Web development world to the heights and success that JavaScript has. From a quirky scripting language that was generally used to animate menu options in the user’s browser, JavaScript is now a server-side interpreted language with servers and powerful middleware that can outperform even some classic LAMP stack setups. Read more

BOOK REVIEW: Speaking JavaScript. If you need a “big book of everything JavaScript” this might be the one you are looking for. Read more


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