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DEFINITION: Ruby on Rails, sometimes known as "RoR" or just "Rails," is an open source framework for Web development in Ruby, an object-oriented programming (OOP) language similar to Perl and Python. The principle difference between Ruby on Rails and other frameworks for development lies in the speed and ease of use that developers working within the environment enjoy. Changes made to applications  … 
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Web Application Development Reports
 
Must-Know Techniques for Building HTML5 Apps for Any Screen Size
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WHITE PAPER: Explore the must-know responsive web practices for building apps for any screen size. You'll learn how to leverage the basic building blocks of responsive web design, choose a framework, and use advanced features like fluid containers, offsets, and more.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 12 Dec 2016

Progress

Preparing Your Toolbox for the SharePoint Framework
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WHITE PAPER: Explore a framework for building web apps that provides a variety of benefits for HTML5, JavaScript, and SharePoint developers. Discover how to deliver valuable customizations by leveraging the framework's key features and web stack tools, including built-in themes, a SharePoint-tailored DataSource component, and more.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 14 Dec 2016

Progress

Gartner: HTML5 and the journey to the modern web
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ANALYST BRIEF: Gartner analysts explain what steps IT departments need to take to take advantage of HTML5 and why they need to act sooner rather than later.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Special Report on Adobe
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IT BRIEFING: This special 7-page report from Computer Weekly, updated for 2014, analyses the challenges facing Adobe, its financial performance, the services and products it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategy.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Developing HTML5 Applications for AppUp: Part 1 A Simple Example
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TRAINING GUIDE: This is the first in a series of articles covering how to develop HTML5 applications for Intel AppUp. This first article will cover the basics of getting a minimal application packaged using the Encapsulator tool. Later articles will describe some larger example applications that illustrate different features of HTML5.
Posted: 15 Dec 2011 | Published: 15 Dec 2011

Intel

Robust Infrastructure for SOA: A Technical Introduction to WebSphere Application Server V6.1
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WHITE PAPER: IBM WebSphere Application Server, Version 6.1 is the foundation of the IBM WebSphere software platform and is the key building block for a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
Posted: 16 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

IBM Software Group

How to Automate HTML5 Testing
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WEBCAST: This webcast is designed to address development teams' testing questions when it comes to HTML5. Then learn how to effectively automate your HTML5 testing to ensure a more efficient and timely process.
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 27, 2012

SmartBear Software

A Practical Guide to Java Success with Crafter CMS
sponsored by Crafter Software_Rivet Logic
EBOOK: The following e-book introduces and thoroughly explains how to master the craft of Java-based, CMS driven websites and applications.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 21 Oct 2013

Crafter Software_Rivet Logic

Computer Weekly – 20 August 2013: Mixing work and play – how corporate applications can learn from computer games
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at gamification, the trend for corporate software to use techniques developed for computer games. After the Prism internet surveillance scandal, Switzerland hopes to become a safe location for cloud services. And we talk to an NHS CIO about the challenges of a paperless health service. Read the issue now.
Posted: 20 Aug 2013 | Published: 20 Aug 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

HTML5 Game Development for AppUp - Part 1
sponsored by Intel
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This article is the first in a series detailing one independent developer's foray into game development using the Encapsulator tool for Intel AppUp.
Posted: 15 Dec 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

Intel
 
 
WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  are immediately applied, avoiding the time consuming steps normally associated with the web development cycle. According to David Geary, a Java expert, the Ruby-based framework is five to 10 times faster than comparable Java-based frameworks. In a blog posting, Geary predicted that Rails would be widely adopted in the near future. Rails is made up of several components, beyond Ruby itself, including:Active record, an object-relational mapping layerAction pack, a manager of controller and view functionsAction mailer, a handler of emailAction web servicesPrototype, an implementer of drag and drop … 
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