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PHP 7 Feature Freeze

Today was the feature freeze for PHP 7. That means no new votes can be started for a feature that is aimed at PHP 7.0, and would instead have to go into PHP 7.1.

Pluralization for JavaScript

Getting plurals right in localization is a tricky prospect—each language has its own rules, and exceptions within those rules. How can we scale our websites and apps to respond to our global audience? Tingan Ho shows us how MessageFormat lessens some common pain points in the pluralization process.

What’s new in Laravel 5

Laravel 5 is coming in November, and some fundamental changes are coming for a minor version release. So what are they?

Joomla! 3.3.0 Released

Release announcement for the Joomla! 3.3 Stable release

xkcd: Heartbleed Explanation

Better integration for open web apps on Android

Up until now, developing web apps on mobile has been a little tricky. After spending the time developing your app, getting your users to install ...

Protect Against Humans.txt Query-String Scans

I woke up this morning to the sound of thousands of 404 requests hitting the server. It's sad that there are kiddies out there who have nothing better to d

GitLab CE 6.6 released

GitLab CE 6.6 released! Hello everyone! As you know, Gitlab is open source software made for collaborative coding. Today we released a new version of …

I’m Taking Part in Movember 2013

MO13 Primary Logo Ranged NEG copyThis year I am participating in Movember. I know a few people who have done so in the past, however it’s a team effort with everybody at Juicy Media taking part. Participation is not at all difficult, I don’t have to run (or walk) a marathon, so there was no excuse but to sign up and get on with it. The only downside is taking those awful “selfie” photos; vanity aside my front-facing camera seems to be awful for the purpose.

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Twitter Widget for WordPress

Twitter LogoI switched to the Jetpack Twitter Widget a year or so ago. Since Twitter fully switched to API version 1.1, as many developers know they now require OAuth for integration. This means that the Jetpack Twitter Widget is no longer supported. I’m not a fan of the “official” JavaScript  Twitter widget, for a few reasons;

  • It requires JavaScript
  • It’s ugly as hell
  • It’s everywhere

There is also the timeline widget, which is also implemented as the successor to the original in Jetpack, but this isn’t a 1:1 replacement either. So I wondered how easily an OAuth-enabled version would be to both manage and implement.

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