PHP 5.6 released, from the release notes... with a quick glance, nothing major in most use cases but still worth the upgrade, especially since there are a few security fixes. Post memory usage down 300% (I like that), attachments larger than 2 gb, constant scalar expressions (I like that) and other constant goodies, php://input is reusable, unified default encoding, new variadic (variable parameters) functions syntax. phpdbg improvements and a many minor changes/bug fixes. The full change log is at http://php.net/ChangeLog-5.php
https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140730122737-31469765-google-s-200-ranking-factors-the-complete-listInteresting page listing factors affecting ranks in search results:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/11/google-play-games-leaks-out-in-all-its-glory-ahead-of-google-io-hello-cloud-game-saves-apk-teardown/It looks like google will has been investing heavily into adding a game extension to Google plus. More details here
https://code.google.com/p/google-glass-kernel-source/ The project really seems exciting and I would really love to try it but call me old fashioned if I humbly believe I would probably find tiring having information superimposed all the time. That said, I have not tried it so I have no idea how annoying it can be to be wearing them long term.The source code to the kernel of google glass has been released. I guess all I need is a device now.
- 30 mega pixels with 12x optical zoom... get a sharper image about the world I live in
- 1920x1600 widescreen ... work on my weight by making things smaller (not my brain obviously)
- 127.0.0.1 = localhost (dns resolution) ... unleash the geek in me
- 365 dpi (365 days per iteration or dpy days per year if that makes you more happy)
- resolution of world peace... haha, yeah right :)
- reese-solution - buy a box of reese chocolate
- brie-solution - buy some brie, yummy :)
- grease-solution ... clean things up in my life :)
- re-solution - copy paste my last year's resolution... at least I'll sound I know what I am doing
http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/04/25/ubuntu-13-04-raring-ringtail-released/ ) it includes among others:ubuntu 13.04 is out (more details here
- New openstack version
- enhanced social network experience
- the usual update to software components
- Better compatibility between ssl and perl module (ngx_http_perl_module)
- Incorporation of features from 1.3 branch: _ Web socket Proxy _ OCSP Stapling (OCSP is used for SSL Certificate validity check) _ SPDY Support (Google's http extension for better performance) _ Gunzip support
- Encrypt Passwords with a good algorithms such as md5
- Salt encrypted passwords
- Let people input their own security questions
- Don't put rules on passwords - the regular password for the user may not fit. I personally ad that obviously weed out standard dictionary words and but give people flexibility
losing its head of Windows development, now its head CFO has just left the company. It seems all high profile people at Microsoft from Bill Gates to Ray Ozzie are running away one after another as the company keeps shooting itself in the foot and it seens the company has a lot of trouble finding itself:Dark days for Microsoft: After
- From Windows phone to Windows 8, it seems that it is going out of its way to make Windows more difficult to use.
- The eroding shares of Internet explorer, once the king of browsers has turned it from a monopoly to a minority.
- Bing, despite a lot of efforts and money invested seems to have difficult time increasing its market share.
- As a consequence of these multiple costly mistakes, Android tablets and now Chrome books have become a direct threat to its core Windows platform.
jQuery 2.0 is out. A major rewrite of the library that includes, among others, reduced size and supports custom builds to reduce size even further. Though syntax should be largely compatible with 1.0, I will personally wait before I start using 2.0: support for legacy browsers such as IE6 through IE8 has been removed and due to browser shares, I feel it is too premature to upgrade.It is official,
http://docs.python.org/3.3/whatsnew/3.3.html . Among others, Yield and better exception handling. Note, older branches got updated as well.Python just got updated
has forked webkit. Though unfortunately, it means worrying about one more rendering engine, the good news is that opera will be using blink, the new rendering engine as well. Also, most people who use chrome auto update their browsers and will be getting the new engine automatically. Though they did that because they plan a major overhaul to the engine, removing among others dead code, I dont expect major changes in the near future. Hopefully it will bring in better performance boosts and more reliability to the browser.It looks like Google