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Google dev tools beef up Content Security Policy defenses

Cross-site scripting attacks are all-too-common and Content Security Policy on most websites provide no security protection. Google's CSP Evaluator and CSP Mitigator tools address the configuration mistakes.

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Modernize your API with webhooks

Webhooks are event-driven APIs that overcome all kinds of integration challenges; you should be using them

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Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's top picks among the tools and frameworks for building web apps, mobile apps, and apps for data analysis and machine learning

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Mozilla relaunches JavaScript debugger as part of tools transition plan

Debugger.html does away with XUL in favor of the React JavaScript library for easier changes

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Flash vs. HTML5: The last stand

'Occupy HTML5' movement shows Flash still has ardent support, but the web tool's best days are over

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Box's developer platform revamped with new content types, UI tools

The features are aimed at getting more developers to lean on Box to power their apps

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OCaml compiler brings type safety to JavaScript

BuckleScript from Bloomberg takes OCaml code and turns it into JavaScript

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Adobe patches critical vulnerability in ColdFusion application server

The flaw can be exploited to expose sensitive information


Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

Observatory tool checks not for code vulnerabilities but for server configuration options and security mechanisms

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Google nixes Flash, embraces HTML5 in Chrome browser

Starting with December's Chrome 55 release, the browser will use HTML5 as its default instead of Flash

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Review: 13 primo Python web frameworks

Python programmers have many excellent options for creating web apps and APIs; Django, Weppy, Bottle, and Flask lead the way

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15 low-code tools for building mobile apps fast

These simple mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success


Facebook open-sources tools for fast React app creation in JavaScript

The social giant's newest open source offering provides a rapid way to set up the prerequisites for building React apps in a complex JavaScript environment

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Zend PHP framework upgrade focuses on performance, middleware

The new collection of PHP packages has dramatically increased speed and also provides a microframework for middleware development

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How RASP protects applications from attacks

Runtime application self protection technologies mitigate application-level vulnerabilities right from the runtime engine, such as the JVM

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Server-side developers take a shine to Swift

Proponents including IBM see great potential in Apple's up-and-coming language for building web apps and services

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Java's Spring Framework gets a new competitor

The Datamill framework brings functional programming to Java

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