Month: April 2019

What Makes A Great WordPress Plugin?

WordPress plugins are an incredibly essential part of any WordPress website. Plugins exist to perform the necessary functions of a WordPress website so it can successfully reach online consumers and facilitate good and services. A good WordPress plugin will be...

/ April 30, 2019

HTML5 Web Client Fling: A Feature Catch-up

Flings are awesome! Have you heard about VMware’s Flings website? It’s packed with free tools (130 at the time of writing) that can make your life much easier, and it’s where a number of features are road tested before they...

/ April 30, 2019

Announcing VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

At VMworld last year, we announced Project Dimension, which extends VMware Cloud to deliver the SDDC infrastructure and hardware as-a-service to customers’ on-premises locations. Because it is a cloud service, VMware takes care of operating the infrastructure: deploying it; troubleshooting...

/ April 30, 2019

Ledger Users Just Dodged a Bullet. Or Did They?

On April 25, Ledger cast a tweet to warn its users of a dangerous malware that replaces the Ledger Live application through a “fake update.” This incident highlights a critical flaw faced by most popular hardware wallets like Trezor and Ledger....

/ April 29, 2019

Finding Programming Inspiration: Learning to Code and Launch in Months

“Upon reflection, the process of finally learning to code taught me one important thing: I was often my own biggest blocker.” My “Story” Four years ago: Sitting in a lecture hall learning about thermodynamics and pipe sizing. Three years ago:...

/ April 29, 2019

How to Convert WordPress MySQL Database Tables from MyISAM to InnoDB

MySQL Performance: MyISAM vs InnoDB A major factor in database performance is the storage engine used by the database, and more specifically, its tables. Different storage engines provide better performance in one situation over another. For general use, there are...

/ April 28, 2019

Sending severed heads, and even more PR DON’Ts

This week, I published a piece called the “The master list of PR DON’Ts (or how not to piss off the writer covering your startup).” The problem, of course, with writing a “master list” is that as soon as you...

/ April 28, 2019

Top 10 skills of developers in 2019

Top 10 Skills of Developers in 2019 A decent developer is a huge rarity. The problem is not even in the poor knowledge of programming language, but in an integrated approach. The modern developer should not only comprehend, but also integrate...

/ April 28, 2019

My Favourite New Features of Adobe Photoshop in 2019

There have been some fantastic new feature additions to Adobe Photoshop since I began using it many years ago. It’s weird to imagine how we managed without tools like Smart Objects, the Healing Brush or Type on a Path. Veteran...

/ April 26, 2019

What is 2 Factor Authentication and How Can It Be Useful?

You may have heard how important 2 factor authentication (also known as two-factor authentication or 2FA) is for securing your online accounts. Don’t be embarrassed if you find yourself asking “What is 2 factor authentication?” Don’t worry, not knowing puts...

/ April 26, 2019

Huawei Still Has Friends in Europe, Despite US Warnings

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned US allies in February against using technology built by Chinese telecom giant Huawei, going so far as to suggest the US might stop sharing intelligence with countries whose communications infrastructure rely on Huawei’s...

/ April 26, 2019

How to Install OpenSUSE Leap 15.0

OpenSUSE Leap is a free and open source, “most complete” “regular-release” of the openSUSE Linux distribution. Leap is one of the most usable Linux distributions and stabilized operating system out there, suitable for laptops, desktops, netbooks, servers and multimedia center...

/ April 25, 2019

Internet connectivity projects unite as Alphabet spinout Loon grabs $125M from SoftBank’s HAPSMobile

Two futuristic projects are coming together to help increase global internet access after Loon, the Google spinout that uses a collection of floating balloons to bring connectivity to remote areas, announced it has raised money from a SoftBank initiative. HAPSMobile,...

/ April 25, 2019

The Light Sides of Dark UIs. Benefits and Things You Need to Know

One of the primary responsibilities of a UI designer is to create both the look and the feel of a product. The initial design has to be appropriate and relative to the purpose of the product — its audience and...

/ April 24, 2019