Front-End Performance Checklist 2017 (PDF, Apple Pages) – Smashing Magazine

Are you using progressive booting already? What about tree-shaking and code-splitting in React and Angular? Have you set up Brotli or Zopfli compression, OCSP stapling and HPACK compression? Also, how about resource hints, client hints and CSS containment – not to mention IPv6, HTTP/2 and service workers?

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Nadia Eghbal Publishes Guide to Financial Support for Open Source

If you want to make a living in the world of open source software, Nadia Eghbal has created a guide that explores various models for funding your work. Eghbal, who has written extensively on sustainability and open source, recently authored a white paper published by the Ford Foundation called “Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure.”

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What it takes to get a meeting with Trump

Carl Paladino, the upstate New York developer and local political gadfly, was interested in catching up with Donald Trump in early December, so he rang up the president-elect’s private security guard. The next day, on Dec. 5, Paladino found himself high in Trump Tower, recounting favorite moments from the campaign and gossiping about local politics with the president-elect for 45 minutes.

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Building Jarvis

My goal was to learn about the state of artificial intelligence — where we’re further along than people realize and where we’re still a long ways off. These challenges always lead me to learn more than I expected, and this one also gave me a better sense of all the internal technology Facebook engineers get to use, as well as a thorough overview of home automation.

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Security: Do it the WordPress Way | Half-Elf on Tech

Pretty regularly, people complain that I’m being pedantic and stubborn about security. They argue that their home-grown filters and regular expression checks are more than sufficient for sanitizing and validating data. Invariably I tell them “WordPress has a function for that. Please use it. Don’t create your own.”

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Building Jarvis

My goal was to learn about the state of artificial intelligence — where we’re further along than people realize and where we’re still a long ways off. These challenges always lead me to learn more than I expected, and this one also gave me a better sense of all the internal technology Facebook engineers get to use, as well as a thorough overview of home automation.

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Blogging is Back, with Darren Rowse – Unemployable –

In the beginning, there was blogging. And for businesses looking to build an audience that helped grow the bottom line, it was good. In fact, many of the leaders in the digital marketing space started as blogs and evolved into multi-million dollar businesses. I personally have immense gratitude for what Rainmaker Digital has been ableContinue Reading…

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Énergie NB Power

2016-12-20 Fredericton, N.B. – NB Power is recommending a project to maintain the Mactaquac Generating Station to its intended lifespan of approximately 2068. This recommendation follows a fact-based decision process involving NB Power’s Board of Directors, balancing environmental, social, technical and cost considerations. It also follows extensive and ongoing consultation with First Nations.

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Do It

blue is standing in an area labeled “my comfort zone”* blue: alright, three. two. one. blue (starts running outside of the comfort zone): go! blue (running): AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH blue (running towards something): AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *blue reaches thing, presses a button labeled DO A THING* blue (running away from the button): AHHHHHHHHHHHHH blue (running back to comfort zone): AHHHHHHHH blue (landing face first in zone) blue: and that’s it for today!

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WordCamp Bangkok 2017 Adds English Track, Debuts New Wapuu

Tickets for WordCamp Bangkok 2017 went on sale over the weekend and there are 235 remaining. The event will be held on February 18, 2017, at CP Tower on Silom Road. This is the third WordCamp to take place in the Bangkok area but organizers are including an English Track for the first time at this year’s event.

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Hey friends! @webdevstudios is at it again with our annual #holiday #charity drive and this year we’re aiming to bring #diversity to the #tech industry by raising money for @codeforprogress! Let’s help women and people of color break the barriers of this industry and grow into a more #inclusive and dynamic place! Please visit youcaring.com/teamcomet to donate!

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This Week in Genesis (18 Dec 2016) – GenesisWP.guide

Photo via Unsplash It’s the last update this year (oh noe!), but I’ve got a bumper Christmas special for you packed with gorgeous new themes, handy tutorials, and some fine inspiration in the showcase. Just when you start to think everyone put up their feet for Christmas already, along comes three (stellar) new themes.

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Buzzfeed launches first sponsored scripted series starring Ashly Perez

Buzzfeed has launched its first sponsored scripted series with Toyota Corolla. Unfortunatly Ashly, a spin-off of the BuzzFeed Violet series, is a sitcom starring Ashly Perez, who is also the creative force behind the project. “The best part about this development deal in general is it allows me to flex so many of my muscles at once,” Perez told Mashable.

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WP-CLI Project Launches Patron Support Model to Fund Ongoing Development

WP-CLI contributors have been working towards a more sustainable future for the project throughout 2016. Daniel Bachhuber, the project’s official maintainer, has launched an experiment to fund ongoing maintenance and new development, asking potential patrons, ” How much is WP-CLI worth to you? ” Options for contributions range from $100/yr – $7500/yr.

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WordPress.com Launches VR Content, Coming Soon to Jetpack

WordPress.com announced today that users can now upload and publish VR content on their sites, including 360° photos and 360° videos. Regular photos and panoramas are also now viewable in VR. The VR gear tested so far includes Cardboard, Gear, Daydream, Rift, and Vive. Uploading VR content works just like adding normal pictures and videos.

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S4 E7: Shawn Hesketh of WP101

Shawn Hesketh is the creator of WP101, an online library and learning resource, for WordPress. When you don’t want to spend the time training your clients, or answering the pesky support e-mails, you use a service like WP101. Shawn and his team tirelessly script, record, edit, produce, and publish top-notch training materials for the newcomer to the WordPress world.

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