April 21, 2021

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first_img== Contactless Pret ==Pret A Manger has become the latest company to adopt contactless payment systems. The high-street sandwich chain is to launch the integrated system following a successful seven-store trial in London. The system allows customers to pay for items totalling £10 or less by swiping their card across a contactless reader. It will be rolled out across Pret’s remaining 171 stores in a process set to be complete by April 2009.== Raisin competition ==California Raisins is inviting bakers to take part in its 2009 Innovation competition. It aims to find the most innovative new products that have been created using California Raisins, California Raisin paste or California Raisin juice concentrate. The winner will receive thousands of pounds worth of advertising for the product and free PR for the firm. For further details, email [email protected] or visit [http://www.californiaraisins.co.uk].== FSA’s colourful list ==The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to publish information on its website on brands and companies that have removed the food colours present in the FSA’s recently recommended voluntary ban on certain colourings. The colours in question are: sunset yellow FCF (E110), quinoline yellow (E104), carmoisine (E122), allura red (E129), tartrazine (E102), ponceau 4R (E124).== Identity change ==From 2009, frozen bread producer Eurobuns will adopt the identity of its new parent company, and will be known as Lantmännen Unibake UK. The firm will continue to work at its site in Milton Keynes, manufacturing products such as its Americana burger buns and hot dog rolls, and pre-sliced Express Baguette.last_img read more

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first_imgSalesforce is opening up its Lightning Web Components to a wider developer audience. The company has announced the JavaScript framework is now open sourced, expanding developers’ ability to create web components across a variety of platforms. “Open-source software empowers developers to examine the source code and enhance it with contributions based on their own insights and experience,” said Arnal Dayaratna, research director for software development at IDC. “By open sourcing Lightning Web Components, Salesforce is giving enterprises the ability to take advantage of the enhanced innovation enabled by open-source software and accelerate application development at a time when the demand for digital solutions exceeds the supply of developers to produce those solutions.”According to Salesforce, Lightning Web Components are custom elements built with HTML and modern JavaScript. The framework is based off of core Web Component standards, and provides only the features necessary for performing well in browsers. “Because it’s built on code that runs natively in browsers, the framework is lightweight and delivers exceptional performance. Most of the code you write is standard JavaScript and HTML,” the company wrote. The project consists of three parts:The Lightning Web Components frameworkThe base lightning components, which provides more than 70 UI componentsSalesforce Bindings for declarative and imperative access into Salesforce data, meta data, data chacine and data synchronization. “In the past, developers often had to use different frameworks to build different sides of an application. For example, you’d use Aura to build the employee-facing side of an application on Salesforce and React, Angular or Vue to build the customer engagement side of the application on Heroku or any other platform,” Salesforce wrote in a blog. “Today, you can use Lightning Web Components to build both sides of the application. The benefits are significant: you only need to learn a single framework and you can share code between apps. And because Lightning Web Components is built on the latest web standards, you know you are using a cutting-edge framework based on the latest patterns and best practices.”last_img read more

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