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WordPress 6.0 “Arturo”

May 24th, 2022

Welcome to “Arturo” Say hello to “Arturo” and WordPress 6.0, inspired by Grammy-winning jazz musician, Arturo O’Farrill. Known for his influence on contemporary Latin jazz, Arturo has pressed more than 15 albums spanning a body of work across five decades. Take some time to explore WordPress 6.0, built to help you unlock your creative aspirations…

Angular’s Vision for the Future

May 24th, 2022

Photo by Pixabay In the Angular 2021 recap and 2022 preview post, we shared our plans for 2022. As we are almost midway through 2022, this is a great time to give more insights into our long-term plan and some hints of what we might work on in 2023. Improving and simplifying the developer experience is a…

Helping Ukrainian teachers keep teaching

May 23rd, 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a tragedy, not just for now but for generations to come. As the international community response evolves, we’ve continued to look for ways to help, whether by supporting the humanitarian effort, providing timely, trusted information and promoting cybersecurity. With millions of people forced to leave their homes, and thousands…

A framework for Asia’s digital growth

May 23rd, 2022

While governments and communities across the Indo-Pacific continue to grapple with COVID-19 and other challenges, it’s important not to lose sight of the opportunities of the world’s most economically dynamic region. Embracing economic engagement and digital trade — and strengthening the frameworks and capability to do that openly and responsibly — can help ensure recovery…

Inline Image Previews with Sharp, BlurHash, and Lambda Functions

May 19th, 2022

Don’t you hate it when you load a website or web app, some content displays and then some images load — causing content to shift around? That’s called content reflow and can lead to an incredibly annoying user experience for visitors. I’ve previously written about solving this with React’s Suspense, which prevents the UI from loading until the images come…

Creating new career opportunities with Google Cloud

May 18th, 2022

A year ago, in a forum with chief technology officers from our Google Cloud Partner network, there was one topic on everybody’s mind: talent. Or more specifically, a lack of it. All the leaders in the room were finding it incredibly difficult to hire, train and retain top cloud talent. I was hosting this forum…

Fostering inclusive spaces through Disability Alliance

May 17th, 2022

I was 2 when my parents discovered I had polio, which impacted my ability to stand and walk. Growing up in China, I still remember the challenges I faced when I wanted to go to college. Back then, all potential candidates had to pass a physical test, which posed a challenge. Knowing this, my parents,…

Step into the Meroë pyramids with Google

May 16th, 2022

When you think of pyramids does your mind wander to the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt or the Mayan Temples of Guatemala? Great civilizations built each of these pyramids and inscribed their stories onto the walls of them, offering glimpses into their daily life. The Pyramids of Meroë in Sudan, while lesser known, are no…

Meet the entrepreneur connecting Kenyans to healthy food

May 15th, 2022

When Binti Mwallau started Hasanat Ventures, her dairy processing company in Kenya, she expected some resistance from her peers in an industry dominated by men. But she was surprised to run into more skepticism from her customers. Despite her background in finance and biochemistry, many of them questioned her credibility as a woman entrepreneur. Worried…

Shared success in building a safer open source community

May 12th, 2022

Today we joined the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), Linux Foundation, and industry leaders for a meeting to continue progressing the open source software security initiatives discussed during January’s White House Summit on Open Source Security. During this meeting, Google announced the creation of its new “Open Source Maintenance Crew” — a dedicated staff of…