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Polymer 1.0 Production ready

June 8th, 2015

Polymer 1.0 has been rebuilt from the ground up for speed and efficiency. The new, leaner core library makes it easier than ever to make fast, beautiful, and interoperable web components. If you haven’t used Polymer before, it’s time to try it out. If you haven’t tried it recently, time to take another look.

Making websites that work well on Opera Mini

June 3rd, 2015

I recently gave a keynote talk at Velocity conference called “Ensuring a Performant Web for the Next Billion People” about the importance of developing economies and their use of proxy browsers such as Opera Mini. Slides are available and here’s the 20 minute YouTube video made by the organisers. The most common question I got…

Community Spotlight: Solomon Kitumba and Benjamin Lutaaya Kiyita

June 2nd, 2015

For our June community spotlight, we’d like to highlight the efforts of two men in Uganda who are working hard to grow their local community and bring more university students into the Drupal fold. In 2014, the two were awarded a Community Cultivation Grant for their Uganda University Drupal Tour program, which will be discussed…

Drupal 8 Security bug bounty program: Get paid to find security issues in D8

June 2nd, 2015

Drupal 8 is nearing release, and with all the big architectural changes it brings, we want to ensure D8 upholds the same level of security as our previous releases. That’s where you come in! The security team is using monies from the D8 Accelerate fund to pay for valid security issues found in Drupal 8,…

Opera Browsers, Modes & Engines

June 2nd, 2015

The Opera browser is available on a wide range of platforms, in a number of flavors with different modes, engines and levels of standards support. As things can get somewhat confusing — did you know that Opera Mini on iOS comes with three rendering modes, one of which is powered by UIWebView & Opera Turbo?…