HHVM is an open-source virtual machine designed for executing programs written in Hack and PHP. HHVM uses a just-in-time (JIT) compilation approach to achieve superior performance while maintaining the development flexibility that PHP provides. (more…)
I’m so pleased that I came across an archive of Popular Computer Weekly magazine on Archive.org. I found one of my contributions from when “I was a lad” back in the 4th December 1986 issue – it’s a tip on how to rescue your Commodore 64 BASIC program if you’ve hit the reset switch or typed “NEW”. (more…)
Why is Facebook blue? According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind. This means that blue is the color Mark can see the best. In his own words Zuck says:
“Blue is the richest color for me I can see all of blue.”
Not highly scientific right? Well, although in the case of Facebook, that isn’t the case, there are some amazing examples of how colors actually affect our purchasing decisions.
This incredible creation is a cluster of 40 Raspberry Pi’s all linked together to create a “mini super computer”. (more…)
WordPress co-founder Mike Little loves the things designers do with the software he helped invent. But, he tells David Crookes, they really need need to keep abreast of platform advancements
PHP is a strange and (let’s get it over with) ugly, little language. It’s not exceptionally fast. It’s not beautiful syntactically. It’s not formulated around a clear opinion. And it’s still what I write a lot of software in. The obvious question is: why? (more…)
News has broken that a huge DDOS attack has been going on recently. Nothing new there, but what is different this time is that the XMLRPC interface of WordPress is being used as indirect source amplification vectors. (more…)
First I read of Whatsapp’s behaviour of rifling through the contacts on your phone, extracting details and sending them all back to HQ. Then the news breaks of Facebook’s $19 BILLION(!) purchase of Whatsapp so it’s time to find an alternative messaging system. (more…)
I love the idea of 3D printing a house. Imagine the possibilities… (more…)
It’s typical… you spend ages writing scripts to manage WordPress installations… take a long time finding ways to detect if things need updating, looking for security holes etc. Then, months later after refining your scripts to perfection, you come across a tool that is perfect for the job and does much more besides. DOH! (more…)
There’s a good article posted at wpbeginner.com today – a good list of WordPress tips, tricks and hacks. Even for a seasoned WordPress developer you’re bound to find something you didn’t know before… (more…)
Handy article from Smashing Magazine explaining how to create WordPress shortcodes. (more…)
A handy guide posted on tutsplus.com to show the process of building a widget. It’s even easier than developing plugins!