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How to make your HTML apps suck less, actually make some money

Chrome Dev Summit Your web apps probably suck, according to Google, but there are solutions if developers get progressive. Not just because of mediocre coding, legacy baggage, and half-hearted optimization, but also because the mobile ecosystem is full of pitfalls like slow network speeds and underpowered devices. At the Chrome Dev Summit on …
Thomas Claburn, 24 Oct 2017
Facebook security

Facebook slings $50k Internet Defense Prize™ at bug hunter duo

Facebook and Usenix have together created the Internet Defense Prize™ – and awarded its first gong to security bods Johannes Dahse and Thorsten Holz. The pair, of Ruhr University Bochum in Germany, received $50,000 from Facebook's prize-giving committee for their paper, Static Detection of Second-Order Vulnerabilities in Web …
Darren Pauli, 21 Aug 2014

Google opens Docs and Sheets to tinkerers with new add-on APIs

In a bid to make its online productivity software more competitive with Microsoft Office, Google has announced that Google Docs and Sheets users can now install add-ons that bring new capabilities to their documents and spreadsheets. The online ad-giant launched the experimental new feature alongside a handful of preview add- …
Neil McAllister, 12 Mar 2014
The Register breaking news

Twitter survives election after Ruby-to-Java move

Micro-blogging site Twitter experienced record traffic as the results of the 2012 US Presidential election were announced on Tuesday night, but the service never faltered despite the increased load – something Twitter engineers credit to the company's move from Ruby to Java for its backend software. According to a blog post by …
The Register breaking news

MobileMe web app features shapeshift into Apple's iCloud

Apple confirmed late last week that various web apps currently locked into MobileMe will live on in the company's recently announced iCloud service. However, Cupertino is canning its iWeb publishing, Gallery and iDisk tools on 30 June 2012. The apps that will survive the death of Apple's unpopular MobileMe service include …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Jun 2011
The Register breaking news

Mozilla muses over open apps store but needs sharper focus

Mozilla has begun circling its shaky, new age wagons around a web app store model that won't short change developers. The open source browser maker said in a blog post yesterday that "core" to its hippy vision of the web was to support coders who develop apps and websites across the intertubes. "Web developers are expressing …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 May 2010

Microsoft inflates Web Office test program

Microsoft's Outlook format isn't the only things being opened up. Just over a month after releasing a limited pilot of its long-awaited online version of Office, Microsoft has said it's inviting more people to participate in tests. Office Web apps program manager Nick Simons said in a blog post that the company was responding …
Gavin Clarke, 27 Oct 2009

Google Chrome gets friendly with Native Client

Google pushed out version of its Chrome browser on Friday and it comes loaded with a number of fixes and features, including the debut of Native Client on Microsoft’s Windows OS. The nifty Native Client (or NaCl) open source tech has been developed for running x86 native code in web apps. By slotting it into Chrome, …
Kelly Fiveash, 5 Oct 2009

Microsoft spills some Office 2010 beta beans

Microsoft will later today announce a series of significant, Google-aping changes to its business model for the release of Office 2010, but ahead of the shindig it’s already let slip what that will entail via the suite’s official website. Redmond mistakenly hit the button a few hours too soon and, although it has now yanked …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Jul 2009

Terracotta claims cure for web app bottleneck

Startup Java infrastructure software maker Terracotta has taken the wraps off version 2.7 of its eponymous Java application scaling and acceleration program. With Terracotta 2.7, the company is adding support for a bunch of new web application servers and application frameworks, but more importantly, it's trying to get the …

First public Firefox 3 candidate shoots out the door

Mozilla has pushed out the initial release candidate of Firefox 3 for download. The new Firefox code of the firm’s increasingly popular web browser is available in 45 languages as a public preview for developers, as well as anyone else who fancies tinkering around with Internet Explorer’s closest rival. Firefox 3 is based on …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 May 2008

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