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Drupal.org Maintenance: Oct 23rd 14:00 PDT (21:00 UTC)

October 22nd, 2014

Drupal.org will be affected by maintenance Thursday, October 23rd 14:00 PDT, 21:00 UTC. An increase of the MySQL innodb_buffer_pool_size will cause a short downtime for Drupal.org while MySQL is restarted. We plan on a 30 minute window of potential instability, though the actual outage should be 5 minutes or less. Please follow the @drupal_infra Twitter…

Monster audio-visual demos in a TCP packet

October 17th, 2014

This is a quick post about the talk I had the pleasure to give at JSConf EU 2014 about the demoscene and the web platform. In this post and video, we will explore some little known JavaScript tricks, but more importantly, learn to unlearn and find creative and pragmatic solutions. The demoscene and the web…

Introducing the IE Platform Suggestion Box on UserVoice

October 16th, 2014

On October 1st, we launched the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box (http://uservoice.modern.ie) on the UserVoice platform. Since then, it has been great to see the feedback flowing in as everyone adds their voice in support of their most wanted Web platform features in IE. This post provides some background on our decision to launch a…

Drupal 7.32 released

October 15th, 2014

Drupal 7.32, a maintenance release which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.32 release notes for further information. Download Drupal 7.32 Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in this release. For more information about the Drupal 7.x…

Opera 25 released

October 15th, 2014

Opera 25 (based on Chromium 38) 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. The <picture> HTML element Yes, <picture> is now available in Opera (and Chrome) by default! This new HTML element can be wrapped around any…

October 2014 updates and a preview of changes to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking

October 14th, 2014

This post describes the October updates for Internet Explorer that we are releasing today and provides a preview of updates to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking coming in November 2014. October Updates Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-056 – This critical security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and fourteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.  For more…

Opera Mini on your Chromebook for fun and bandwidth

October 14th, 2014

This summer Google previewed a way to run Android applications on Chromebooks using ARC — App Runtime for Chrome. At this time there are only a handful of applications that work on Chrome OS through official channels. However, there are tools and workarounds that allow users to run their favorite Android applications on Chromebooks. One…

Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun October 17, 2014

October 10th, 2014

You’re Invited Please consider this your personal invitation to join us next week, Friday, the 17th of October, for our Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun event. It’s an all-day global event that’s open to all virtual participants that are interested. There will also be local venues wherever they are organized. The key goal is to fix as many Joomla…

CSS: It was twenty years ago today — an interview with Håkon Wium Lie

October 10th, 2014

Twenty years ago today, Opera’s CTO Håkon Wium Lie published Cascading HTML style sheets – a proposal. If Paul McCartney were a web developer, and writing ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ today, he would almost certainly write: It was twenty years ago today That Håkon wrote a doc to say That if the Web’s…

Announcing key advances to JavaScript performance in Windows 10 Technical Preview

October 9th, 2014

The Windows 10 Technical Preview brings key advances to Chakra, the JavaScript engine that powers Internet Explorer and store based Web apps across a whole range of Windows devices – phones, tablets, 2-in-1’s, PC’s and Xbox. As with all previous releases of Chakra in IE9, IE10 and IE11, this release is a significant step forward…