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Nintendo's Web Framework for Wii U now includes eCommerce support, manager of developer relations Martin Buchholz revealed at GDC Europe. When using the updated framework, developers can monetize their games after launch with items such as DLC. The Nintendo Web Framework allows developers to craft...

August 19th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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The latest version of Firefox (22) is full of big new features. Most notably, the latest update adds support for 3D gaming (care of Epic Games), for video and voice calls as well as file sharing "without the need to install additional software or use third-party plugins," and for a new version of...

June 25th 2013 at 11:24am 0 Comments
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Dart isn't conquering the world wide web just yet, but that doesn't mean Google is giving up on its darling programming language. The internet giant has just released the first beta of the SDK and Editor, and the update's focus is obvious: speed. The analysis engine, which is responsible for alter...

June 20th 2013 at 10:07am 0 Comments
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In a new post at his Steamclock Software blog, Nigel Brooke writes how Apple has added new Objective-C-to-Javascript bridging to WebKit: "This new API supports straightforward embedding of the JavaScriptCore interpreter into native Objective-C projects, including reading and writing variables a...

May 17th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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As I've been working on a new book on iOS Quartz Drawing, I've been using PixelCut's PaintCode app pretty heavily. Today, a new PixelCut tool just hit the Mac App Store. WebCode (US$49.99) generates JavaScript+Canvas, CSS+HTML or SVG code on your behalf. If you've used PaintCode, WebCode will fe...

April 4th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Building on its recent advancements in JavaScript optimization, Mozilla has announced a partnership with Epic Games that will bring the Unreal Engine 3 to Firefox. Unlike the ill-fated InstantAction, this gives developers the opportunity to port high-end titles to the web without the use of plugin...

March 27th 2013 at 5:24pm 0 Comments
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Today, Firefox's Nightly channel received a pick me up in the form of its asm.js optimizer known as OdinMonkey. Baked into June's stable release of Firefox 22, this subset of Mozilla's rendering engine lets developers compile C or C++ to JavaScript by using Emscripten. This gives the code the pote...

March 21st 2013 at 5:42pm 0 Comments
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Enyo originally came along from HP to help developers create resolution-independent webOS apps, but since version 2.0, it's become platform agnostic. While support for Windows 8 and WP8 through IE10 has been around for awhile, version 2.2 now brings packaged app creation for those OSes along with...

February 22nd 2013 at 12:14pm 0 Comments