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The ActivityPub protocol is a decentralized social networking protocol. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and content.
Manton Reece and Brent Simmons have developed JSON Feed, a format similar to RSS and Atom but in JSON. The spec is at version 1, and it reflects the lessons learned from their years of work reading and publishing feeds.
Kotlin is a new programming language built by JetBrains. Like Java, Kotlin is a language that runs on the JVM (Java Virtual Machine), and it's already possible to use it and many other JVM languages for Android development. Official Google support will be a huge boost for the nascent language and will presumably make working with Kotlin on Android a lot more natural.
Facebook on Tuesday rolled out new changes to its algorithms that determine what posts users of the social network see in their feeds. The new changes increase the scrutiny of posts linking outside Facebook and reduce the visibility of posts with "clickbait" headlines by pushing them further down users' news feed page.
Today Cultured Code launched the long-anticipated next version of its task management app, Things, for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Things has been one of the go-to task managers on Apple platforms since its initial release in 2008, and for good reason; the team at Cultured Code is known for the thought and care they put into their apps. For much of its life, Things has been a shining example of quality iOS and macOS development.
Today and tomorrow morning, Microsoft will be offering a video livestream from its Build developer conference taking place in Seattle. On Wednesday, May 10, the keynote begins at 8 am Pacific (11 am Eastern). On Thursday, May 11, the keynote will start at 8:30 am Pacific. During the keynotes, we can expect a flurry of announcements around Windows, Cortana, HoloLens and mixed reality, cloud-computing, and Microsoft’s education-related initiatives.
Opera Reborn has received a rather attractive new lick of paint, with refined tabs and a slightly more lively sidebar. So, instead of tabbing to another browser window to respond to a friend or colleague, the chat window is right there in front of you.
The Thunderbird Council will be managing all operations and infrastructure required to serve over 25 million users and the community surrounding it. The Mozilla Foundation will work with the Council to ensure that operational decisions can be made without substantial barriers.