- A review from the Internet Explorer team where they explain why and how they created "Spartan", the new rendering engine for coming new Microsoft browser
- Making it easier for Enterprise customers to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 — and Windows 10 : Tips from/for sysadmin / developper to smoothly deploy IE11 (and be able to upgrade to W10 too) - remember, you have a little less than one year to upgrade to IE11 to get security patches & support.
Responsive Web Design (RWD)
- The state of mobile user experience : a summary of what happens over the last 7 years in terms of mobile user experience and how user experience on mobile influenced/impacted desktop versions too.
- The BBC wrote also a summary on their last 4 years and how they become responsive for the BBC news.
- This API is so Fetching : fetch API is to be used for asynchronous actions and is to be more resilient than a XHR (ie ajax) call. Some exemples are given in the blog post ; it can be used from Firefox 39 and Chrome 42 (currently in dev status) but a Fetch Polyfill exists to start using this API from now.
- CSS Reference which introduces itself as an extensive CSS reference with all the important properties and info to learn CSS from the basics ; this article gives a more introduction on its purpose and how to use it.
- Your job is not to write code : Engineers' job is not to write code, Project Managers' job is not to manage project and so on. Our job is to make a better product.
- A Bug Hero to fight against bug invasion (in French): in an agile team, in each sprint, a developper is commited to do the 1st level support, fix bug and manage incident to avoid disturbing the whole team and sacrifice the sprint. If no bugs, developer is aimed to fix small tasks that are not on the critical path for the sprint dlivery. Interesting both for the disturbing management effect and as it enforces developpers to have a global knowledge of the system, not only his own part.
- Understanding SQL's null : because querying null is not as easy as it may be and also null may not mean null in the way you expect.
- PoWa (Postgresql Workload Analyser), released as a 2.0 version, provides a better (from what it is said, not tested) monitoring and performance tools on your Postgres 9.4 cluster.
- Docker announced Compose :
Compose is a way of defining and running multi-container distributed applications with Docker. Back in December we opened up its design to the community. Based on the feedback from that, Compose will be based on Fig, a tool for running development environments with Docker.
- ... and Machine (beta) :
Machine takes you from “zero-to-Docker” with a single command. It lets you easily deploy Docker Engines on your computer, on cloud providers, and in your own data center
- ... and Swarm (beta) :
Swarm is native clustering for Docker containers. It pools together several Docker Engines into a single, virtual host. Point a Docker client or third party tool (e.g., Compose, Dokku, Shipyard, Jenkins, the Docker client, etc.) at Swarm and it will transparently scale to multiple hosts. A beta version of Swarm is now available, and we’re working on integrations with Amazon Web Services, IBM Bluemix, Joyent, Kubernetes, Mesos, and Microsoft Azure.
- so now you can orchestrate all your process from zero to production using docker (based) solutions. Even if some products are still in beta so far, a very interesting move !