Amazon announced the launch of GameOn last week, an API which allows developers the ability to add eSports functionality to their mobile games while rewarding players with in-game or real-world prizes. Continue reading
Oracle released Java SE 10 today – March 20, 2018. This is the first release under their new six-month release schedule. Lots of good, new stuff in there, such as a consolidated JDK environment, new local variable types and application data class sharing. Exciting!
The site Freedom to Tinker, which is hosted by Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, has started publishing an ongoing series called “No Boundries” around the topic of how third-party scripts on sites can exploit browsers to collect/extract user data in growing ways.
Their second installment focuses on how the well-known vulnerabilities of browser login managers can provide trackers with user information – not for the purposes of stealing passwords which has been looked at many times, but for the purposes of web tracking which can then be monetized to other companies. Continue reading
It’s now easier and cheaper to build pub/sub architectures with AWS.
For any of you Node.js folks out there already using serverless frameworks like ‘The Serverless Framework‘ , you’ll definitely want to checkout the really cool Claudia.js framework…
Nowadays site loading time became a very important parameter, especially when it comes to the search engine rankings.
If you’ll test your site with Google Pagespeed tool, it will probably show that your site has some issues with content-blocking stylesheets. This means that the browser won’t paint content to the screen until your CSS has been downloaded. To fix this issue, Google recommends us to split our styles into two parts: critical (above-the-fold) and non-critical. Critical CSS should be inlined in the header meanwhile non-critical needs to be loaded asynchronously, so a user could see styled content as soon as possible. Continue reading
[A couple of months ago, the open source community and npm were rocked by an author’s unpublishing of a module called “kik.” This unprecedented action, which brought down scores of projects that were dependent upon the kik module, was the result of a dispute over ownership of the name “kik” itself. Nestor Fedyk has some interesting things to say about this dispute. Read on… — The Editor]
This is a late response to this article about the deletion of the “kik” module from npm. Most people have sided with either Azer Koçulu or npm on in this dispute and it sort of became quite at “the moment .”
eCommerce continues to grow, mature and challenge the traditional ways of thinking about payments, payment processing, credit, debt, currencies and really all things financial.
Never shy, Facebook is joining the mix, announcing a new payments feature for its messenger app. Now you can use it to send “money” instantly to your friends.
Pier-to-pier payments are here. Facebook is going to be a major player. And this is just one small sliver of the growing, crazy, exciting eCommerce space.
Looks like Microsoft is finally working on a new web browser … and its not going to be IE 12, thank goodness.
Happy New Year!!!