Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker urges European Commission to seize ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity

Today, Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker published an open letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, urging her to seize a ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity to build a better internet through the opportunity presented by the

A look at password security, Part V: Disk Encryption

The previous posts ( I, II, III, IV) focused primarily on remote login, either to multiuser systems or Web sites (though the same principles also apply to other networked services like e-mail). However, another common


3 Undefeated eCommerce Website Practices That Boost Conversions

Let’s face it, carving a niche for yourself online is becoming harder. New ecommerce websites are joining the millions that already exist every day. Your first thought will be to market more just to be


Best Practices for Managing Internal APIs

Some consumer‑facing APIs are so widespread they’ve become household names – think Google Maps and Stripe – but internal APIs are the real powerhouse of the API economy. Internal APIs – by which we mean APIs exposed only


10 Programming Habits Web Developers Should Adopt

Anyone can learn to code, but developing good programming habits is another matter entirely. Programming is one of the easiest professions to pick up without any formal training. But when you’re entirely self-taught, you can


Why DNS Is Critical for Modern Application Deployments

In a previous blog, I explained how application outages can impact customer confidence and bring your business to a standstill. In today’s marketplace, failing to adapt and deliver new services to the market quickly can


What is RSS and how to use it!

What is RSS? RSS is a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format. These feeds can, for example, allow a user to keep track of


Easily Duplicate a Page or a Post in WordPress

Creating a duplicate of your existing WordPress posts or pages can be useful in many situations. You can use the copy as a template for future posts, or a reference when you redesign your website.


What Does It Mean to Have a High-Quality Website in 2020?

It’s 2020 and you know you need a high-quality website to make a positive impact on your potential customers. But it’s sometimes unclear what that even means. What constitutes a top-notch web presence changes quickly


How to Fix Common Indexing Errors with Google Search Console

Although it has historically been difficult to gather statistics on the topic, it’s undoubtedly true that we all rely on search engines for information gathering. As a website owner, this means it’s vital that your


Fast, personalized and private by design on all platforms: introducing a new Firefox for Android experience

Big news for mobile: as of today, Firefox for Android users in Europe will find an entirely redesigned interface and a fast and secure mobile browser that was overhauled down to the core. Users in


A look at password security, Part IV: WebAuthn

As discussed in part III, public key authentication is great in principle but in practice has been hard to integrate into the Web environment. However, we’re now seeing deployment of a new technology called WebAuthn