Joomla Code of Conduct Update – Community Feedback

May 29th, 2015

At the Joomla! World Conference in November 2014, a team was tasked by the Leadership Summit with reviewing and updating the Joomla! Code of Conduct which is presently available at The team has worked since that date to update and refine the Code of Conduct, taking into account the rise of social media and…

Announcing Dolby Audio for high performance audio in Microsoft Edge

May 26th, 2015

Web browser media experiences have advanced significantly in recent years, from the first releases of HTML5 media, through the subsequent additions of Media Source Extensions for adaptive streaming and Encrypted Media Extensions for content protection.  And formats have been similarly advanced by the development of MPEG DASH and Common Encryption (CENC).  These important specifications offered…

Synthesising Drum Sounds with the Web Audio API

May 26th, 2015

The Web Audio API The Web Audio API is a new way of working with audio on the web. It provides a way to playback pre-recorded audio, synthesise arbitrary new sounds and control the precise moment of sound generation accurately and reliably, irrespective of what else is happening in your application. In this article, we’re…

The Marketing Team Needs Your Input!

May 24th, 2015

The Marketing Team Needs Your Input! J! and Beyond is coming closer, in less than one week time we’ll have our Make It Happen session in Prague. Marketing is planning on 4 projects to happen : Content & Sitemap of the Joomla websites Sponsorship Marketing Public Relations Team kick off Traffic generation

Intel’s contributions in Microsoft Edge: SIMD and other performance enhancements

May 21st, 2015

Microsoft has a long history of collaborating with industry technology leaders to bring the world the best-in-class PC and device experiences.  These efforts  now also extend to enhancements in the web browsing experience as well.  Intel is a great example of a key technology partner who is investing and collaborating with Microsoft to advance the…

Delivering fast JavaScript performance in Microsoft Edge

May 20th, 2015

In Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge we’ve made a lot of performance advances in the Chakra JavaScript engine. All with the goal of letting your JavaScript code run faster, taking as much advantage of the underlying hardware as possible, so that the web you create and experience in Microsoft Edge provides consistently delightful user experiences…

Fixing the bug

May 20th, 2015

The CSSOM View specification has a handful of widely-implemented properties on the Element interface related to scrolling: scrollTop, scrollLeft, scrollWidth, scrollHeight. These give the current scroll position of the element, and the size of the scrolling area. scrollTop and scrollLeft can also be set to cause a scroll. When these are used on the root…

Bringing Web Audio to Microsoft Edge for interoperable gaming and enthusiast media

May 19th, 2015

In March, we released initial preview support for Web Audio to Windows Insiders.  Today, we are excited to share details of our Web Audio implementation in Microsoft Edge.  Web Audio provides tight time synchronization not possible with HTML5 Audio Elements, and includes audio filters and effects useful for enthusiast media apps.  Additionally, Microsoft Edge includes…

Using Chakra for Scripting Applications across Windows 10

May 18th, 2015

In Windows 10, the Chakra JavaScript engine powers Microsoft Edge and Windows applications written in HTML/CSS/JS. However with JavaScript’s increasing popularity in beyond-the-browser scenarios, developers have been requesting to host the Chakra engine outside the browser to enable JavaScript programmability in their native/managed applications across the client and the server. Starting in Windows 8.1/IE11, Chakra…

Spreading knowledge in the developing world for free: An interview with the Worldreader team

May 18th, 2015

I recently got to ask some questions with the team from Worldreader — a non-profit organization which provides free e-books to people in developing countries. It’s fascinating work, and something which presents its own challenges and rewards. Their target demographic is unusual for most web developers, especially those who live in developed economies. The following…