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PHP 5.4.40 Released

Posted 10 days ago

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.40. 14 security-related bugs were fixed in this release, including CVE-2014-9709, CVE-2015-2301, CVE-2015-2783, CVE-2015-1352. All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.4.40 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on The list of changes is recorded in … [Link]

PHP 5.6.8 is available

Posted 10 days ago

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.8. Several bugs have been fixed some of them beeing security related, like CVE-2015-1351 and CVE-2015-1352. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.8 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on The list of changes is … [Link]

Latest Updates from MySQL

Oracle Linux Now Hosted on the Docker Hub Registry

Posted 8 weeks ago

Enterprise-grade operating system joins the most popular open source database for easy access by the Docker community. [Link]

MySQL Cluster 7.4 Now Generally Available

Posted 8 weeks ago

New release demonstrates up to 200 million reads per second and enhanced high availability for online transaction processing. [Link]


Four Ways APIs Can be used to Gain Competitive Advantage

Posted 20 hours ago

In the digital age, many companies use customer touch points to collect information without capitalizing on its full potential. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Bala Iyer and Mohan Subramaniam discussed how companies can use APIs to harness this information and gain a competitive advantage. [Link]

How Was Built Using The WordPress API and PhoneGap

Posted 35 hours ago

StoryCorps launched in 2003 as a non-profit organisation that gives people a platform to tell stories about their lives via interviews, which are recorded and logged in the Library of Congress and broadcast nationally on NPR. In his recent article on Post Status, Brian Krogsgard explained how the platform was created. [Link]


Cómo es por dentro un Data Center de Google

Posted 4 months ago

Para hacernos una idea de cómo son por dentro estos edificios, en los cuales parece que se toman en serio aspectos como la seguridad. [Link]

Google: 2014 en búsquedas

Posted 4 months ago

Estas han sido las tendencias de búsqueda en 2014 según Google [Link]


The Two Flavors of a ‘One Web’ Approach: Responsive vs. Adaptive

Posted 24 months ago

[Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from Igor Faletski, CEO of Mobify, which provides tools for adapting web sites for smartphones and tablets.] You’ve probably heard people say we’re living in a “post-PC world.” What does that mean for web developers? It means that 30% to 50% of your website’s traffic now comes from mobile devices. It means that … [Link]

Internet Explorer 10 Doubles Its Desktop Market Share

Posted 24 months ago

NetMarketShare’s browser stats for April 2013. Image: Screenshot/Webmonkey Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 saw a meteoric rise in market share last month, jumping from 2.93 percent in March to 6.22 percent in April, according to NetMarketShare. Some of IE 10′s growth might be attributable to more Windows 8 machines coming online, but it also comes close on the heels of the release … [Link]

Build Internet

Find Your Five Minute Culture

Posted 5 months ago

If I spent five minutes alone with a random person in your company, would I get the right impression? Earlier this week I spoke on a panel about company culture. Culture is a whale of a topic, but this panel’s common thread was how to grow something that works. Once you hit your stride, how do you actually explain it … [Link]

Why Your Agency Experience is Perfect for Startups

Posted 5 months ago

You got hired because you have a passion for brands and were able to talk intelligently to the client about Snapchat. You always thought you’d be doing something that had an impact on consumers. Clearly, writing Facebook posts for a cheese client wasn’t what you had in mind when you envisioned your career at a marketing agency. So you’ve realized … [Link]

A List Apart: The Full Feed

Context Makes Our Devices

Posted 48 hours ago

A few weeks ago, Josh Dzieza of The Verge had this to say about the Apple Watch, and really smartwatches as a whole: That seems nice but doesn’t really answer the question of why you’d spend a few hundred dollars (or more) for a device that does the same things as the device in your pocket. When smartphones were first … [Link]

Rian van der Merwe on A View from a Different Valley: Why?

Posted 3 days ago

My two-year-old daughter is going through a “Why?” phase. I’m not too worried about it, though. I had plenty of practice when my five-year-old went through the same thing, and through trial and error I figured out the best way to survive it. So here it is: the only way to get a preschooler to stop asking why? is to … [Link]

solar news webitect/feed

Build Your Own Solar Panel System

Posted 26 hours ago

The failure of the North 2003 affected 45 million people in eight US states. Those who use alternative energy sources like solar panels have been able to benefit from its independence from the network. No food is spoiled in refrigerators, not sitting in the dark for them. The Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank, said the electricity consumption and … [Link]

What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Solar System Installer

Posted 3 days ago

With non-renewable sky rising energy costs each year, people are turning to solar energy. As you can see, the trend now is to focus on going green and most companies and private owners are on the lookout for green energy production. Now you can create, either of their own solar panels or hire a solar panel installer qualified to do … [Link]

Hide Breadcrumbs On Posts

Posted 6 hours ago

Forum: CSS Posted By: tuileihai Post Time: 04-25-2015 at 11:54 PM [Link]

Split menu drop-down into 2 columns(not 1 long column)

Posted 8 hours ago

Forum: CSS Posted By: lucilove Post Time: 04-25-2015 at 10:06 PM [Link]

WordPress News

WordPress 4.0 “Benny”

Posted 8 months ago

Version 4.0 of WordPress, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. While 4.0 is just another number for us after 3.9 and before 4.1, we feel we’ve put a little extra polish into it. This release brings you a smoother writing and management experience we think … [Link]

WordPress 4.0 Release Candidate

Posted 8 months ago

The first release candidate for WordPress 4.0 is now available! In RC 1, we’ve made refinements to what we’ve been working on for this release. Check out the Beta 1 announcement post for more details on those features. We hope to ship WordPress 4.0 next week, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.0 yet, … [Link]

Dev Shed – Web Developer Tutorials

More Java Bugs Lead to More Attacks

Posted 2 years ago

schweiz porn sesso italiano german porno porn watch gratis sex tiener sexfilm gratis sexfilm Security Explorations posted on their website that they sent the vulnerability notice of what they're calling issues 54 and 55, along with proof of concept code, to Oracle. The software giant confirmed that it received the report and successfully decrypted it. Now it says it will … [Link]

Oracle Unveils MySQL 5.6

Posted 2 years ago

MySQL 5.6 comes ready for production use now after nearly two years of development. This version can credit its improved speed and efficiency to upgrades to the InnoDB storage engine. As a result, the software can scale better on systems of more than 48 concurrent processor threads, making it noticeably faster than its predecessor for most tasks. MySQL 5.6 also … [Link]

Drupal 7.27 and 6.31 released

Posted 12 months ago

Drupal 7.27 and Drupal 6.31, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.27 and Drupal 6.31 release notes for further information. Download Drupal 7.27Download Drupal 6.31 Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in these releases. For more … [Link] Response to Heartbleed Security Incident

Posted 13 months ago

You may have heard that a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library called Heartbleed or formally called CVE-2014-0160 has been disclosed and that it represents a potential security threat to a large number of websites. Using this vulnerability, malicious individuals could access sensitive information submitted by people actively visiting a website including usernames, passwords and credit card numbers. Users across … [Link]


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