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Mitch Pronschinske10/18/11
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A New Library for Building HTML5 Widgets for Windows Phone

Good news today for developers looking to build cross platform apps on Windows Phone Mango.  The Daenet team just released their first version of the WpWidgetLibrary.  More details here:

Giorgio Sironi10/18/11
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A look at Dart from the eyes of an OO programmer

Dart is a new language for client web development unveiled by Google in the last week. Let's try to do a balanced analysis of it, without the prejudice of being a JavaScript or Java developer.The features... mostly Good Things(TM)Most of Dart features were...

Mitch Pronschinske10/18/11
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A Web Standard for Notifications using JavaScript and HTML5

These days, notifications are a feature that is baked into mobile platforms, and available through third party applications on the desktop (i.e. Growl, IE9 Pinned Sites).  If you're looking also for cross platform methods for implementing notifications,...

Gonzalo Ayuso10/18/11
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Working with Request objects in PHP

Normally when we work with web applications we need to handle Request objects. Requests are the input of our applications. According to the golden rule of security: Filter Input-Escape Output We cannot use $_GET and $_POST superglobals. OK we can use then...

Maximiliano Firtman10/18/11
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Safari on iOS 5, HTML5 evolution for iPhone and iPad

It’s time again for a new version of iOS for iPhone and iPad and a bunch of news about mobile web development. I’ve analyzed every new feature I could found in Safari on iOS5, including what’s the final resolution with expected features as WebGL...

jb j10/18/11
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Mastering HTML5 Prefetching

Among other great features, HTML5 introduces prefetching, the art of loading pages before the user requested them. In this article, I’m going to discuss this new technique as well as showing you some ready to use examples to drastically improve your...

Axel Rauschmayer10/18/11
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What’s new in Firefox 8 for end users and developers

This post describes the highlights among the new Firefox 8 features for end users and developers [source: Mozilla Firefox Beta Release Notes].

Mitch Pronschinske10/18/11
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Drupal Gets Solr Spatial Search Module

Just in time for this week's Lucene EuroCon 2011, Yuriy Gerasimov has released a new Drupal module that integrates the Solr-based Search API and the Location Module.  What you get is Solr's recent spatial search features within Drupal.  Click on the image...

Mitch Pronschinske10/18/11
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A Look at Silex: A Symfony2-based PHP Microframework

 Microframeworks are a trending topic in PHP land right now, and a usage good example is now online for the Silex microframework along with some great advice on when to use microframeworks in general. Recently Stefan Koopmanschap, a major voice in the PHP...

Mitch Pronschinske10/17/11
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HTML5 Jobs Up, Flash Down

A report by freelancer.com shows some interesting web development job trends for Q3 2011:

Sagar H Ganatra10/17/11
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How to in HTML5: Use the FormData object in XHR2

The other day I had posted on uploading a file using XmlHttpRequest 2 and tracking the progress of the file upload process using the progress event on XHR2 object and the progress tag. Another enhancement added to the XHR2 specification is the introduction...

Mitch Pronschinske10/17/11
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SVG Filter Effects Tutorial and Demo on IE10

Jennifer Yu has provided a new SVG tutorial over at the IE blog.  The tutorial can help get you acquainted with this feature of SVG, which is coming soon to IE10 and available on several other browsers as well.

Mitch Pronschinske10/17/11
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An introduction to CSS pseudo-element hacks

CSS is a versatile style language that is most frequently used to control the look and formatting of an HTML document based on information in the document tree. But there are some common publishing effects – such as formatting the first line of a paragraph...

David Rousset10/17/11
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HTML5 Gaming: animating sprites in Canvas with EaselJS

When you want to write casual games using the HTML5 Canvas element, you’ll need to find a way to handle your sprites. There are several libraries available to help you writing games such as ImpactJS, CraftyJS and so on. On my side, I’ve decided to use...

Alex Curylo10/17/11
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iPhone JavaScript Cookbook

So as promised when we posted reviewing opportunities for you a couple days back, here’s our just barely too late review of Packt Publishing’s iPhone JavaScript Cookbook — “Clear and practical recipes for building web applications using JavaScript...