FOR DEVELOPERS: Google’s Polymer 1.0 Brings Reuse And Better Branding. Web developers are attracted by its simplicity. Traditionally, developers create Web pages with a combination of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, which can be difficult to modify, debug, maintain and reuse. Polymer encapsulates these three languages into functional component elements from which Web pages can be constructed…
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HTML GOODIES: Playback And 60 FPS Live Stream Comes To YouTube. YouTube will begin streaming video games at 60 FPS, using HTML5 technology. The development could put YouTube on par with the likes of Twitch when it comes to video-game streaming. Read more

COMPARISON: . A common question asked by mobile app developers is this, ‘Should I build my app with HTML 5, or build native?’. There are a wide range of reasons why you would choose either of these, and the proponents of both have very valid and compelling arguments. Read more


AWS MANAGEMENT CONSOLE: Amazon Brings M4 Instance for EC2 Cloud Computing Service. E-commerce giant Inc. has announced the launch of M4, the latest generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) General Purpose instances. Customers can use M4 instances by means of the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), AWS SDKs, and third-party libraries. Read more

WHITEPAPER DOWNLOAD: Cloud Computing, Mobility and Big Data Require New Approaches. Although providing significant business benefits, recent technological advances in mobility, cloud computing and big data have also dramatically complicated the task of managing IT resources. This white paper describes the key characteristics of the changing IT environment and it identifies a new choice that IT managers have for meeting the growing set of management challenges. Read more

PREDICTION: 55% of Enterprises Say Cloud Computing Will Enable New Business Models In Three Years. In late 2014, Oxford Economics and SAP collaborated on a survey of 200 senior business and IT executives globally regarding the adoption and use of cloud technology. Oxford Economics’ analysts compared the latest survey with one completed in 2012 looking for leading indicators of cloud adoption in enterprises. Read more


OPM BREACH: Hackers who raided the U.S. government’s personnel office gained access to secret background investigations conducted on current and former employees, senior administration officials said Friday—an ominous development in the recent theft of federal data, one of the largest in history. Read more

ENCRYPTION: US Government Wants A Single Website Security Standard. Uncle Sam is implementing changes across the board to make HTTPS a standard for federal websites. It’s a a “new, strong baseline of user privacy and security” according to a post by 18F, one of the government’s internal data agencies. Once in place, this would effectively bring all federal websites up to the security standards many private sector outfits already employ. Read more


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