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SameSite Cookie Changes in February 2020: What You Need to Know

February 3rd, 2020

With the stable release of Chrome 80 this month, Chrome will begin enforcing a new secure-by-default cookie classification system, treating cookies that have no declared SameSite value as  SameSite=Lax cookies. Only cookies set as SameSite=None; Secure will be available in third-party contexts, provided they are being accessed from secure connections. Chrome first announced this change…

The Three Types of Code

February 3rd, 2020

Every time I start a new project, I organize the code I’m looking at into three types, or categories if you like. And I think these types can be applied to any codebase, any language, any technology or open-source project. Whether I’m writing HTML or CSS or building a React component, thinking about these different…

Ask the Google Assistant to find your keys with Tile

February 3rd, 2020

Here’s a scenario that happens in my house about three times a week. I’m in a rush to get out the door, and then realize that I can’t find my car keys. I check underneath the sofa cushions, pick through the pockets of my pants from the day before, and turn my bag inside out,…

The Month in WordPress: January 2020

February 3rd, 2020

Following an action-packed December, 2020 is off to a fine start with some new releases and announcements. Read on to find out what happened in the WordPress project in January. Release of Gutenberg 7.2 & 7.3 Gutenberg 7.2, the first Gutenberg release of 2020, was deployed on January 8th and included over 180 pull requests…

Full Stack Panic

February 1st, 2020

A new podcast from Sean Fioritto inspired by Joel Califa’s term “Full Stack Anxiety”. … the little voice in your head says … “I should know all of this. Do I even know what I’m doing?” Why do web developers the world over feel like this? There is an episode with Joel talking about it…