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Technical Advisory Committee formed to modernize developer tools

October 18th, 2016

At DrupalCon Dublin, I spoke about The Association’s commitment to help Drupal thrive by improving the contribution and adoption journeys through our two main community assets, DrupalCon and You can see the video here. One area I touch on was my experience as a new code contributor. Contributing my patch was a challenging, but…

Vibration API (Second Edition) is a W3C Recommendation

October 18th, 2016

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a W3C Edited Recommendation of Vibration API (Second Edition). This specification defines an API that provides access to the vibration mechanism of the hosting device. Vibration is a form of tactile feedback. The Edited Recommendation incorporates a few editorial changes brought to the 2015 Vibration Recommendation, including…

Patent Advisory Group for Web Authentication Working Group Launched

October 17th, 2016

In accordance with the W3C Patent Policy, W3C has launched a Web Authentication Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG) in response to disclosures related to the Web Authentication API; see the PAG charter. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not…

October security releases and v6 LTS “Boron” security inclusions

October 15th, 2016

Node.js v6 LTS security inclusions. Next week, on Tuesday the 18th (late evening UTC), the Node.js Foundation will be launching its second new LTS release line, a continuation of the v6.x series of releases. This line will be codenamed “Boron” and the first version will be v6.9.0. In addition to a change to introduce the…