Internet Explorer Automatic Updates!

This was announced nearly 3 months old now, somehow it passed me by, but Microsoft are going to start automatically updating Internet Explorer to the latest version. This is really big news. People running Windows XP will be upgraded to IE8 since ...Read More

Server Scalability – HTML5 websockets vs Comet

There's an interesting discussion over on stackoverflow about server scalability and HTML5 WebSockets vs Comet. I have blogged in the past on the topic of server performance and about WebSocket and have just contributed to the stackoverflow thread. Anyway, ...Read More

It's all about platforms…

A very interesting read about life at Amazon and Google from Steve Yegge (ex Amazon, now Google) Steve posted this on Google+ publicly when it was intended as an internal message. Steve talks about the difference between Amazon and Google and how Amazon ...Read More

iOS5 Web Apps

When Apple released iOS 4.3 there was much talk of the improved Javascript performance due to the new 'Nitro' engine, however, it was soon discovered that Web Apps that were saved to the home screen and launched from there did not use that ...Read More

Financial Times chooses HTML5 over Native app

The Financial Times has become the first major news application to switch from a native app to an HTML5 web app. They explain their reasons here and experiences - http://aboutus.ft.com/2011/06/07/ft-web-app-technical-qa/ ...Read More

Google detail browser support plan

I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but maybe this is more specific details, but Google have decided to only support the latest two versions of any browser. As soon as a new version is released, an older one will stop being ...Read More

Windows 8 with HTML5/JavaScript apps

Microsoft have previewed Windows 8 at the D9 conference, including a video showing it off. It seems like a slightly crazy mix of backwards compatibility and some quite cool new ideas that are meant to be suitable for keyboard/mouse ...Read More

Real-time Web on LinkedIn

There's some interesting discussion on the Real-time web Software and Technologies group between Phil Leggetter (ex-Caplin, now Pusher), Frank Greco (Kaazing), Alessandro Alinone (Lightstreamer) and myself. It covers some of the long running issues with terminology in the area of Comet ...Read More

An upgrade path from IE6?

ReadWriteWeb reports you can Run Internet Explorer 6 Apps in IE8 With UniBrows. This sounds like a possible way for companies that rely on IE6 for certain legacy applications to upgrade to a newer browser without losing compatibility with the legacy ...Read More

The Mobile Web getting faster

There is more to the Mobile Web than just Apple products, but with the recent announcement of the iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 things are looking interesting. The new iPad has a new faster dual core processor, but less publicised is the ...Read More