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Alternative JS syntaxes

Alternative JS syntaxesAltJS provides an amazingly long list of transpilers that turn code written in other languages into JavaScript. So many different syntaxes that can target the universal runtime…

Silex is like ExpressJS for PHP

We had the PHP Content Repository workshop at Liip in Zurich earlier this week. During the time we also discussed some other code reuse, like utilizing parts of the Symfony2 framework in Midgard. The Liip guys mentioned Silex, a cool micro-framework written on top of Symfony2. It greatly resembles the ExpressJS framework that we already use in some of our...

Make the web editable

contentEditable is the HTML5 feature that enables rich text editing on web pages. The original web browser that Tim Berners-Lee created was also a web editor, and contentEditable brings this possibility to all browsers.

Openwashing

Somehow I had missed this term being coined: The old "open vs. proprietary" debate is over and open won. As IT infrastructure moves to the cloud, openness is not just a priority for source code but for standards and APIs as well. Almost every vendor in the IT market now wants to position its products as "open." Vendors that don't...

Techno-optimism and free software

Cory Doctorow on Locus: To understand techno-optimism, it’s useful to look at the free software movement, whose ideology and activism gave rise to the GNU/Linux operating system, the Android mobile operating system, the Firefox and Chrome browsers, the BSD Unix that lives underneath Mac OS X, the Apache web-server and many other web- and e-mail-servers and innumerable other technologies. Free...

Always bet on Web

you don’t have to know if you bet on Web-based applications. No one can break that without breaking browsing. The Web may not be the only way to deliver software, but it’s one that works now and will continue to work for a long time. Web-based applications are cheap to develop, and easy for even the smallest startup to deliver.—Paul...

Waterbear: Visual Programming for JavaScript

Waterbear is a visual programming environment for JavaScript. Great for teaching programming, and also possibly for developing on devices with constrained text input, like tablets or mobile phones.