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Update to the Candidate Recommendation: ActivityPub

September 8th, 2017

The Social Web Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of ActivityPub. The ActivityPub protocol is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the [ActivityStreams] 2.0 data format. 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…

DOM Attributes in React 16

September 8th, 2017

In the past, React used to ignore unknown DOM attributes. If you wrote JSX with an attribute that React doesn't recognize, React would just skip it. For example, this: // Your code: <div mycustomattribute="something" /> would render an empty div to the DOM with React 15: // React 15 output: <div /> In React 16,…

Google’s fight against human trafficking

September 7th, 2017

Google has made it a priority to tackle the heinous crime of sex trafficking. I know, because I’ve worked on this from the day I joined in 2012. We have hired and funded advocates in this area. We have developed and built extensive technology to connect victims with the resources they need. And we have…

Analyze your business data with Explore in Google Sheets, use BigQuery too

September 7th, 2017

A few months back, we announced a new way for you to analyze data in Google Sheets using machine learning. Instead of relying on lengthy formulas to crunch your numbers, now you can use Explore in Sheets to ask questions and quickly gather insights. Check it out. Quicker data → problems solved When you have…

Building for Daydream gets easier with new tools

September 7th, 2017

With Daydream, our goal is to enable developers to build high-quality mobile VR experiences. We’re always trying to make the development process easier and more efficient, helping you focus on innovation by providing tools to optimize your apps, interactions, and workflow. With that in mind, we have some new updates and features for our tools….

Drupal 8.4.0-rc1 is available for testing

September 7th, 2017

The first release candidate for the upcoming Drupal 8.4.0 release is now available for testing. Drupal 8.4.0 is expected to be released October 4. Download Drupal-8.4.0-rc1 8.4.x includes new stable modules for storing date and time ranges, display form errors inline and manage workflows. New stable API modules for discovering layout definitions and media management…

First Public Working Draft: Paint Timing 1

September 7th, 2017

The Web Performance Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Paint Timing 1. This document defines an API that can be used to capture a series of key moments (First Paint, First Contentful Paint) during pageload which developers care about.

First Public Working Draft: Long Tasks API 1

September 7th, 2017

The Web Performance Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Long Tasks API 1. This document defines an API that web page authors can use to detect presence of “long tasks” that monopolize the UI thread for extended periods of time and block other critical tasks from being executed – e.g. reacting…

Call for Review: Semantic Sensor Network Ontology Proposed Recommendation Published

September 7th, 2017

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology specification. The specification defines an ontology for describing sensors and their observations, the involved procedures, the studied features of interest, the samples used to do so, and the observed properties, as well as actuators. SSN follows…

Call for Review: Time Ontology in OWL Proposed Recommendation Published

September 7th, 2017

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of the Time Ontology in OWL specification. The ontology provides a vocabulary for expressing facts about topological (ordering) relations among instants and intervals, together with information about durations, and about temporal position including date-time information. Time positions and durations may be expressed…