Google has delivered an extension to its Swiffy Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool and released new and updated tools in other areas as well.
introduced or updated a series of tools to help developers, including an
extension of its Swiffy Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool.
Google launched Swiffy in July 2011
and it enables
developers to convert Flash SWF files to HTML5. In a recent blog post
, Esteban de la Canal, a software
engineer on the Swiffy team at Google, said, "One of our main aims for Swiffy
is to let you continue to use Flash as a development environment, even when
you're developing animations for environments that don't support Flash."
Now, "To speed
up the development process, we've built the Swiffy Extension for Flash
Professional," de la Canal said. "The extension enables you to convert your animation
to HTML5 with one click (or keyboard shortcut). The extension is available for
both Mac and Windows, and it uses Swiffy as a Web service, so you'll always get
our latest and greatest conversion. Information about the conversion process is
shown within Flash Professional."
announced early in November that it has open-sourced its sfntly font
programming library. Created by the Google Internationalization Engineering
team, the sfntly Java and C++ library makes it easy for programmers to build
high-performance font manipulation applications and services, said Stuart Gill,
a sfntly architect at Google, in a Nov. 18 blog post
Java and C++ programmers can use sfntly to quickly and easily develop code to
read, edit and subset OpenType and TrueType fonts," Gill said. "The Google Web
Fonts team uses the Java version to dynamically subset fonts, and the
Chrome/Chromium browser uses the C++ version to subset fonts for PDF printing."
Google has introduced a new tool to help Web developers manage Cascading Style
Sheets (CSS). The new tool is a companion to Google's Closure Tools, which the
company delivered two years ago to give Web developers the ability to organize
open-source engineer at Google, said there was a missing piece to the puzzle,
which Google has delivered with Closure Stylesheets.
In a recent blog post
, Bolin said:
Stylesheets is an extension to CSS that adds variables, functions, conditionals
and mix-ins to standard CSS. The tool also supports minification, linting, RTL
flipping and CSS class renaming. As the existing Closure Tools have done for
maintainable way, while also empowering you to deliver optimized code to your
In other open-source
news, Google announced that it has open-sourced all the Google Plug-in for
Eclipse (GPE), including GWT Designer, under the Eclipse
Public License (EPL) v1.0
. GPE is a set of software-development
tools that enables Java developers to quickly design, build, optimize and
deploy cloud-based applications using the Google Web
, App Engine
and other Google Cloud services, Eric
Clayberg, a Google engineer, said in a recent blog post