Around the Blogosphere
Another nail in the coffin for Internet Explorer.
Late last week, Microsoft has announced the ending of support for all versions of Internet Explorer (IE) with the exception of IE 11 (announcement here, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support). This decision ends years of heartache and suffering of our talented Front End Development team as earlier versions used unique rendering engines, causing excess hours, tears and sweat. But this move is not to push IE 11, but it’s more powerful and well-planned heir, Microsoft Edge. If you are not aware, Microsoft Edge is the new browser that was released with Windows 10 earlier this year. Unlike Internet Explorer’s rocky history with excess bloat, Edge is very light, and extremely fast (beating out the likes of Firefox and Chrome!). As mentioned, this is a well-planned browser by Microsoft, with that said, Edge currently does not provide all the same features and capabilities that you would find in Chrome and Firefox, one of the biggest missing features is Extensions, but just like Windows 10 OS, Microsoft is continually enhancing it, and we should see Extensions introduced by mid next year with Windows 10 “Redstone” release. To learn more about MS Edge, check out this video – http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-depth-microsoft-edge-video
Adobe admits death of flash by reinventing Adobe Flash Professional
We are a step closer to complete and utter destruction of Adobe Flash with the announcement that Adobe will be launching a rebuild Adobe Flash Professional to become Adobe Animate CC. http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/01/adobe-puts-another-nail-in-flashs-coffin/
Rumor: iPhone 7 ditches headphone jack… Really?
Although I agree the headphone jack is one of the largest ports left on the iPhone, but do we really need a thinner iPhone? Doesn’t that just mean the camera sticks out even more? Chinese paper thinks Apple’s next goal is to kill off the headphone jack like they successfully did with the CD-ROM (yes, I really did write that!)
Great Site for Deal Tracking
Lifehacker has an awesome deal tracking site called Kinja Deals, highly recommend following them.
Best Interview Questions, Provided by the CEO’s of the world
I have to say, my most favorite one is Jeff Zwelling:
“A hammer and a nail cost $1.10, and the hammer costs one dollar more than the nail. How much does the nail cost?”
UX Development Tool for iOS and Android
Interesting new platform called Fuse that helps with UX development by providing real-time streaming to your devices.
Apple has Swiftly moved their Swift Programming Language to Open Source
Like how I played on words there 😉 Read more here – https://swift.org/
Everything about Nothing Recap
How to Kill (Hide) Status Bar in Firefox (without Add-Ons)
See past articles here.
No new articles published this week, but see past articles here.