54% of H.264 Web Video is Available Through HTML5
Web developers will remember 2010 as the year of HTML5 video emergence. That's because amount of HTML5 video running with the H.264 codec has doubled in the last five months. It also doubled between the first five months of this year. These findings were recorded by Mefeedia, who says that mobile video is a major driver of HTML5 video. The current amount of H.264 video available for HTML5 playback is now at 54% they say.
Griffon 0.9.1 Revamps MVC Artifacts
Although Griffon 0.9.1 was mainly a maintenance release, there are still a few new features, such as the modified MVC artifacts. Developers can now write these artifacts in JVM languages other than Groovy. Other new features include default imports per artifacts support, improved native library support for plugins, and the ability to pass command line arguments to running applications.
Google Wants Go Front End Included in GCC 4.6
A Google engineer recently suggested that the Go programming language front end be included in the GNU Compiler Collection 4.6 release, which is slated for 2011. The code was nearly ready for integration and Google just needs to fully separate the Go front end and the GCC-specific interface. All of the changes will affect Go and no other languages.
JavaOne Has Been Replaced
Dave Klein argues that other conferences have replaced JavaOne as the premier Java developer conference. Benjamin Klein posted the link.