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Design & Dev Hits You Might Have Missed

Posted on 11.19.2014

Design that is rooted in best practices is the surest way to Web success, but if you don't tap into the stream of tech innovation, even once in a while, you may miss something amazing and wonderful that could get you where you want to be a little quicker.

Staying up to date on the latest developments (as well as tools and trends) can be a challenge though, so Website Magazine has assembled a a few of the more interesting developments in the digital space for you to know as you head through the week.


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+ Mozilla is bringing virtual reality to the mainstream Web, allowing Oculus Rift owners to browse "experimental VR Web experiences" at MozVR.

+ Microsoft surprised the develoment community by announcing that it would take .NET open source and cross-platform, and offer Visual Studio Community 2013 available free.

+ Looking for a more elegant way to present your time-series data? MetricsGraphics.js is a library built on top of D3 that is optimized for visualizing and laying out data.

+ The Wami Map Project is an open-source API service for searching OSM data sources, retrieving POI in formatings including geoJSON.

+ International Telephone Input, a jQuery plugin, is ideal for projects requiring the entering and validating of international telephone numbers.

+ Evidenti.io released a new version of their cloud-based security-as-a-service offering for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers.

+ TypeGenius is a clever Web-based application to find font combinations for design and development projects.

+ Amazon launched Aurora, a MySQL-compatible database engine for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).

+ Javascript is the most used language in GitHub's most popular repositories, according to a study from developer Asad Shamani.

 
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