Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 13 We announced that the Amazon WorkSpaces API and CLI is Now Available. The AWS Java Blog blog showed you how to Store JSON Documents in Amazon DynamoDB Tables. Larry Gadea showed you how to Run Your Own High-end Cloud Gaming… Read More


Native support for Web Animations first shipped in Chrome 36, and was updated with playback control in Chrome 39. The Element.animate() method can be used to trigger imperative animations directly from JavaScript, and its returned object can be leveraged to control the playback of these animations. These methods are detailed in the current draft of… Read More


The Chrome team recently announced that we are moving DOM properties to the prototype chain. This change, implemented in Chrome 43 – (Beta as of mid April 2015) – brings Chrome more in line with the Web IDL Spec and other browsers’ implementations, such as IE and Firefox. Edit: clarified   Older WebKit based browsers,… Read More


If you’ve worked with the Geolocation API before, chances are you’ve wanted to check if you had permission to use Geolocation without causing a prompt. This simply wasn’t possible. You had to request the current position and this would indicate the permission state or cause a prompt to be shown to the user. Not all… Read More