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Rails web framework dumps jQuery

The venerated library is being removed in favor of a new Ruby gem that uses vanilla JavaScript

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PHP 7 user migrations are well underway

A survey by PHP vendor Zend finds that only 14 percent of users don't plan to move to version 7 of the server-side web development language

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VMware taps Angular 2 for rapid web dev framework

VMware's open source Clarity design system is available on GitHub now

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Web developers get their own browser

Blisk draws on Google's Chromium with tools for developing, debugging, and testing websites

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8 projects that give WebAssembly a lift

Waiting for WebAssembly to hit the big time in your browser? These related projects are worth checking out ahead of the rush

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JavaScript insiders predict its future features

ECMAScript insiders say the new features present complicated problems but are optimistic about their inclusion in future versions of JavaScript

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WebAssembly now available as release candidate

A browser preview backed by Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft is now ready, with the final official specification expected in Q1 of 2017

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Joomla websites attacked en masse using recently patched exploits

Attackers hack into Joomla websites by exploiting two account creation flaws

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4 big changes coming soon to Firefox

Web developers and lay users alike will benefit from these four key initiatives underway with Mozilla's Servo project

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Review: 6 Python IDEs go to the mat

See how IDLE, Komodo, LiClipse, PyCharm, Spyder, and Python Tools for Visual Studio stack up in capabilities and ease of use

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7 chronic browser bugs plaguing the web

From video glitches to memory leaks, today’s browser bugs are harder to pin down, even as they slow the web to a crawl

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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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