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V8 Memory Corruption and Stack Overflow (fixed in Node v0.8.28 and v0.10.30)

July 31st, 2014

A memory corruption vulnerability, which results in a denial-of-service, was identified in the versions of V8 that ship with Node.js 0.8 and 0.10. In certain circumstances, a particularly deep recursive workload that may trigger a GC and receive an interrupt may overflow the stack and result in a segmentation fault. For instance, if your work…

The Mobile Web should just work for everyone

July 31st, 2014

Update 8/4/2014 – Developers can now preview these updates by joining the Windows Phone Preview for Developers or downloading the Windows Phone 8.1 Update Emulator. Details on platform changes described in this post can be found on MSDN. We have also published updated best practices on updating tailored sites to support standards. Windows Phone 8.1 Update…

Drupal 7.30 released

July 25th, 2014

Update: Drupal 7.31 is now available. Drupal 7.30, a maintenance release with several bug fixes (no security fixes), including a fix for regressions introduced in Drupal 7.29, is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.30 release notes for a full listing. Download Drupal 7.30 Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites is recommended. There are…

Opera 23 released

July 22nd, 2014

Opera 23 (based on Chromium 36) for Mac and Windows is out! To find out what’s new for consumers, see our Desktop Team blog. Here’s what it means for web developers. WOFF2 web fonts Contrary to other web font formats, the new WOFF 2.0 Web Font compression format is optimized for file size, memory usage,…

Responsive Images: Use Cases and Documented Code Snippets to Get You Started

July 22nd, 2014

Introduction Finally, true responsive images are becoming a reality on the web — in pure HTML, without convoluted hacks. The <picture> element and a couple of new attributes for the <img> element are behind a flag in Chromium 37 and shipping in Chromium 38 (so coming soon in Opera), in Firefox Nightly and are being…

Internet Explorer @ IETF 90

July 20th, 2014

This week Microsoft is sending a number of engineers, including members from the IE team, to the Internet Engineering Task Force meetings in Toronto. We’re looking forward to the conversations and working groups as it’s always great to get together face-to-face with engineers from across the industry. In particular, there are several discussions we’re excited…

WordPress 4.0 Beta 2

July 18th, 2014

WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 is now available for download and testing. This is software still in development, so we don’t recommend that you run it on a production site. To get the beta, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip). For more of what’s new in version 4.0, check out…

Installing Opera Mini on Your Computer

July 17th, 2014

For development and testing purposes, it can be useful to install Opera Mini on your computer. Opera Mini is used by more than 244 million people per month, and for many of them, it’s the only way they can access the internet. However, as Opera Mini is a proxy browser with limited JavaScript functionality, it’s…

Drupal 7.29 and 6.32 released

July 16th, 2014

Update: Drupal 7.30 and Drupal 6.33 are now available. Drupal 7.29 and Drupal 6.32, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.29 and Drupal 6.32 release notes for further information. Download Drupal 7.29 Download Drupal 6.32 Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly…

The (Not Just) jQuery Foundation

July 10th, 2014

The jQuery Foundation’s mission has always been about more than just our namesake projects of jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile. We already host several projects such as Sizzle, QUnit and Globalize that are not dependent on the jQuery library. This wider web-oriented mission is evident in our jQuery Conferences, which span a wide range…

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