RC4 Now Available

June 30th, 2016

Today we’re happy to announce that we are shipping Angular 2.0.0-rc.4. This release includes many bugfixes and improvements, and makes testing easier and more flexible. What’s new? We’ve cleaned up our exported APIs so that they are simpler and more streamlined, and removed things that were never intended to be public. We have also added…

WordPress 4.6 Beta 1

June 30th, 2016

WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.6, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can…

Drupal is for ambitious digital experiences

June 29th, 2016

Republished from What feelings does the name Drupal evoke? Perceptions vary from person to person; where one may describe it in positive terms as “powerful” and “flexible,” another may describe it negatively as “complex.” People describe Drupal differently not only as a result of their professional backgrounds, but also based on what they’ve heard and learned….

Progressive Web Apps presentations at Web Rebels and the PWA Dev Summit

June 29th, 2016

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to give a talk about progressive web apps at the Web Rebels conference in Oslo. If you want to get a quick intro to the what and why of progressive web apps, do check it out. Last week, I presented at Google’s Progressive Web App Dev Summit…

RC3 Now Available

June 22nd, 2016

Today we’re happy to announce that we are shipping Angular 2.0.0-rc3. What’s new? This release includes a fix for a major performance regression in RC2 The @angular/router project has been merged into our main repository ( It will retain its own version numbers and release cycle ) The Router documentation is now available. Content Security…

Making progressive web apps even better: ambient badging and “pop into browser”

June 21st, 2016

We’re excited to release a Labs build of Opera for Android with support for two experimental features that enhance the discoverability and use of progressive web apps. Ambient badging Earlier this month, Alex Russell wrote: Wouldn’t it be great if there were a button in the URL bar that appeared whenever you landed on a…

WordPress 4.5.3 Maintenance and Security Release

June 18th, 2016

WordPress 4.5.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.5.2 and earlier are affected by several security issues: redirect bypass in the customizer, reported by Yassine Aboukir; two different XSS problems via attachment names, reported by Jouko Pynnönen and Divyesh Prajapati; revision history information disclosure, reported…

Progressive Web Apps in Nigeria and Kenya: a Double Interview

June 16th, 2016

While keeping an eye on Twitter mentions of progressive web apps, I came across a number of conversations between web developers in Nigeria and Kenya. Intrigued, I got in touch with them to hear their thoughts on progressive web apps, resulting in this double interview. Hi! Please tell us a little about yourselves. Constance Okoghenun,…

RC2 Now Available

June 16th, 2016

Today we’re happy to announce that we are shipping Angular 2.0.0-rc2. This release includes: Animation Framework Manage the animations in your application in a stateful manner. The underlying platform support, documentation, and code samples for Animations have landed. Improvements to Forms We’re shipping new techniques for building forms with clearer directive and object names, including…

Drupal 8.1.3 and 7.44 released

June 15th, 2016

Drupal 8.1.3 and 7.44, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 8.1.3 and Drupal 7.44 release notes for further information. Download Drupal 8.1.3 Download Drupal 7.44 Upgrading your existing Drupal 8 and 7 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes…