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Mozilla tackles the browser memory conundrum

In Mozilla's Servo browser engine, a JavaScript garbage collector will take over DOM memory management


Salesforce renames and revamps Communities service

Formerly called Salesforce Communities, it has been renamed Salesforce1 Community Cloud and enhanced in several ways

Famo.us talks big, but jQuery Foundation isn't worried

The cool Web and mobile library has high expectations but may be biting off more than it can chew

Big databases jump on the JSON bandwagon

Database titans like Oracle and IBM can no longer ignore the NoSQL insurgents. Are their efforts to accommodate JSON serious, or superficial?

11 essential JavaScript tools for Web developers

From Web app frameworks to data visualization in real time, these tools have your next Web project covered

PHP gets its own formal language specification

PHP scripting language, a critical cog in Web development, codifies its semantics and syntax to minimize divergence

Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

The CloudEthernet Forum will use live traffic to help carriers and vendors develop and refine standards for better cloud services

11 Android tools for Web developers

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done

Google's Dart language is approved -- but adoption is no guarantee

Ecma International gives a thumbs-up to Dart programming language, but won't likely inspire much uptake with developers

Our fault? Read the project audit and weep

A wise development team brings in the big guns against accusations of mismanagement on a troubled software project

6 CSS tools for coding in style

Preprocessors, frameworks, boilerplate -- these technologies bring style, consistency, and responsiveness to Web development

Developers rejoice: Android innovation rules at Google I/O

Google I/O delivered a smorgasbord of innovation, new services, and APIs that promise to extend the reach of the Android platform

Bootstrap 3.2 highlights mobile features, adds browser bug tracking

Twitter's front-end Web framework adds responsive functionality for mobile presentation, tracking for browser bugs

Mozilla brings Web app dev inside the browser with WebIDE

The technology for building, editing, and testing Web apps also provides templates and blueprints to help developers get started

Internet Explorer sneak peek: Focus on WebGL, WebDriver

The Internet Explorer Developer Channel gives developers early access to improvement plans for the browser

Expert interview: How to scale Django

Eventbrite's John Shuping and Simon Willison reveal all about scaling Django, the Python Web framework developers love

PHP improvements to boost real-world app performance

Developers are tinkering with how the language deals with data structures, data types, and memory allocation

Nginx passes Apache as Web server of choice among top sites

Biggest slice of the top 1,000 websites now uses Nginx over Apache's or Microsoft's Web servers, says W3Techs survey -- but Apache is still tops overall

Famo.us eyes more screens and more devices

The JavaScript framework is geared for native-like UI capabilities on the Web

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