it works pretty well for the price point , and is a good feature-phone alternative, signaling a possible end of the feature-phone market even in developing nations. In fact, Mozilla already has …announced their much anticipated $ 25 Firefox OS smartphone targeted mainly towards cost-sensitive markets in developing economies like and . Although it might be a little slow to load data, and is probably missing some key features and apps (think ),
New Relic made its first appearance at Mobile World Congress last week, and we had a blast meeting with customers, partners, and all the other mobile-loving attendees. There was a lot of talk about wearables, the Internet of Things, and Mozilla's new $ 25 Firefox OS smartphone. But even with all the announcements and big reveals, we've still been on the lookout for other interesting tidbits of mobile developer news.
Here's a roundup of intriguing mobile stories we're reading this week:
Some time ago I was working on aapp and was called over to look at a colleagues screen only to find an amazing visual.
Just as Firefox jumped on to the scene with a 3D view of a web page, the team at RevealApp presented to me an exploded view of one of our RubyMotion iOS apps. 3D rotation of many wired frame borders and the ability to click through the views to review settings was amazing. Since then a few new players have come along so here's a quick recap of how you might see what's going on under the hood.
baseimage-docker - starting image for installs.
Live Editing Sass and Less in the Firefox - How to get started with Tools source maps.
Rails 4.1.0: Release candidate 1 - I've been running this in production and we're happy with it.
Rails 3.2.17, 4.0.3, and 4.1.0.beta2 have been released! - These are security fixes that you should grab even if you're not ready to move up a version.
This solved the problem for, but not for latest versions of Firefox. seems to need at least 15ms timeout, and even this value varies.
A better solution for both engines is to trigger "layout". This is done here by reading clientLeft from an element. There are other gent.ilcore.com/2011/03/how-not-to-trigger-layout-in-webkitand methods that trigger layout; see
As it turns out, this line—more specifically, the change which introduced this …
The POST action works almost identically to the GET request with the exception of the payload. Let's submit our form with the same text input and see what happens this time. <form action="/request" method="POST"> <input type="text" name="my_data"> <input …
…on this data, the conclusion was to make mirror the Firefox behavior: timeout after 3 seconds and use a fallback font, and re-render text once the font download has completed. This behavior will ship in Chrome M35, and I hope will follow.
Hands-on: initiating font resource requests
We've covered how to measure the fetch latency of each resource, but there is one more variable that is often omitted and forgotten: we also need optimize when the fetch is initiated. …
Firefox toggled TLS False Start support multiple times, but it will be (re)enabled in M28 , and will also require an NPN advertisement and support for forward secrecy.
IE10+ uses a combination of blacklist and a timeout and doesn't require any additional TLS features.
landed TLS False Start support in 10.9, which hopefully means that its coming to .
In short, we need to enable NPN on the server, which in practice means …
quarto - and command line toolchain for ebook publishing.
Firefox and FireCAT as a platform for - There are a whole mess of tools that can be used to help explore the web from Firefox. Hacking
Oridomi - library that lets you fold up parts of your web pages.
Paygarden - a new payment method by letting your users pay with unused gift cards.
…of today's popular browsers automatically upgrade themselves, including Microsoft has adopted an automatic update process that will force most IE9 users to auto upgrade to , resulting in a shorter life cycle for IE9. Before, designers had to wait for users to update their own browsers, which was unreliable at best. Automatic updates means less of a need to design for older browsers, as new browsers' lifecycles …, Firefox and — starting with .