web development

Netlify wants to make it easier for web developers to use AWS Lambda event triggers

Netlify has a vision of changing the way we develop websites, making it simpler to connect the front-end design to backend services execution. Today, the company announced another step in that vision

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Meural’s upgraded Canvas is a surprisingly awesome showcase for art

Meural’s second-generation Canvas digital art display is now available, and I’ve been testing one out for the past couple of weeks to see how it stacks up. This is my first experience with

Anil Dash, new CEO of Fog Creek, launches platform to remove barriers to app development

Fog Creek Software, responsible for the births of Trello and Stack Overflow, is today launching Gomix, a platform that wants to democratize app building. Gomix gives people working apps they can remix

Callstats.io raises $3M Series A round for its WebRTC analytics service

WebRTC, a relatively new web standard that allows you to make audio and video calls from your browser without plugins, is becoming increasingly popular. But as more companies and products adopt it, th

Salesforce Communities update shoots for simplification and personalization

As companies try to move to more of a self-service approach to customer service, online forums become more important than ever to help users find the right answers quickly, whether troubleshooting a p

Apple launches Safari Technology Preview, a new browser aimed at web developers

Apple today announced it’s expanding its efforts in the area of web development, with the launch of a new version of its Safari web browser, designed specifically for developers. Called Safari

JavaScript App Platform Meteor Announces Scholarship For High School Girls To Learn How To Code

JavaScript framework startup Meteor has a new scholarship program in partnership with the Flatiron School to teach computer science to high school girls from underrepresented backgrounds. As part of t

Chrome Extensions Are Coming To Firefox

Mozilla today announced major changes to how Firefox will implement add-ons going forward. The most important of these is the adoption of a new extension API that will be largely compatible with the o

A Programmer Is Recreating The Classic Game Night Trap In The Browser

Our sister site Engadget has a fun interview with a programmer who is currently porting live action video game Night Trap to the browser using HTML5. Why? Because Night Trap, one of the first video ga

Swifty Teaches Apple’s New Programming Language On Your iPhone

Swifty is an app that provides an interactive set of tutorials that gradually guide you through the basics of Swift on your iPhone or iPad, from the very basics of variables and data types to the esse

ZappyLab Makes It Easier To Experiment

Scientists have it rough. Not only do they have to protect us from giant monsters from another dimension (see Pacific Rim, Cloverfield) but they also have to create reproducible experiments and techni

Online Code School Bloc Raises $2 Million For Its Web Development “Apprenticeship” Program

A company focused on teaching anyone the fundamentals of web development, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.bloc.io/">Bloc</a>, has raised $2 million in seed funding in a round led by Harrison Met

For Web Content Formatting, Apple Makes iPad Mini Indistinguishable From Regular iPad

Apple made a big deal about the iPad mini providing an uncompromised iPad experience for users, and it's standing by that by making it impossible for web developers to detect whether a web page is bei

Website Creation Platform Joomla Debuts Version 3.0, Mobile And Tablet Optimized Thanks To Twitter Bootstrap

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.joomla.org/">Joomla</a>, the open-source-based content management system that competes against WordPress, Drupal and others in the world of blog, website and intran

MetaLab Relaunches A Sexy New Ballpark, Officially Becomes A “Design Capital” Investor

You may not be familiar with <a target="_blank" href="http://metalabdesign.com/">MetaLab</a>, but you've probably seen their work, as the Canadian design firm has designed for Google, Disney, TED, NBC

Meet Easel, A YC-Backed Web App For Making Web Design Simpler

In-browser web design app, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.easel.io/">Easel</a>, has just launched. The WYSIWYG web design tool aims to make web design and development easier for teams who want to

Spire.io: A New Platform For Serverless Apps That Work On Web & Mobile

What do you do when you're a consumer apps company with apps that never hit the big-time, but whose development forced you to solve the same problems over and over again? Well, if you're <a href="http

Video Interview: BaseKit – Dynamic web dev, no programming required

BaseKit is an automatic site builder for websites – No XHTML/CSS, PHP, Perl, or other programming languages required. BaseKit lets web designers build websites quickly and easily. It differs fro