Adobe is putting Flash into retirement but we're still going to have to wait for three years before support finally stops
When it comes to long goodbyes. Flash sits there at the top. The demise of Flash has long been touted by many, but it has hung on in there as html5 has slowly taken over. It has hung on in there even though Apple never introduced support for it on mobile. As Steve Jobs said in his Thoughts of Flash piece."The mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards - all areas where Flash falls short".It has hung on in there as Google blocked Flash content in Chrome.
Adobe has finally realised that the major browser vendors do not want to support Flash.Technologies have moved on and are better alternatives out there. In a statement on its blog, Adobe said,"As open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssemply have matured over past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plug-ins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web".It went on to say,"Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to mig
Notepad++ is yet another open source text editor in the market. It resembles the vanilla notepad and improves it in every possible way for text editor purposes. Tons of programming languages are supported out of the box. The biggest advantage of Notepad++ over any other text editor listed here is the fact that it can manage huge files without any major lags or crashes. It is very fast and lightweight. Moreover, its functionality can be extended using hundreds of available plugins.
- Supports Syntax Folding and Syntax Highlighting.
- Auto-completion of words, functions and much more.
- Comes with WYSIWYG and multi-view support.
- Extensible using plugins.
- The UI is not the best out there. Needs improvements to meet current industry
Can we finally say goodbye to annoying ads forever?
Ads and the web are no strangers, but opinion on them is divided.
Some class them as a necessary evil, while others think they are just a barrier to enjoying the content.
Online ads are a key player in raising revenue for many sites.There is the argument that if you are producing quality content that has value for visitors, why should they get it for free? The producer is providing content that takes time to research and write, so they should be rewarded Visitors could donate to a site, but in reality, people want the content and the fewer barriers the better. So how does a content producer guarantee some revenue? By placing an ad or a selection of ads that are paid for. In our opinion, a few ads don't typically interfere with the viewing experience. However, this does raise the question: what is an acceptable level? Too many ads will not only affect user experience, but there is a very good chance they will affect browser performance.A site with no ads is going to have the full complement of bandwidth, while a site with ads will be sharing its bandwidth. The more ads, the less bandwidth available to the core content. This will eventually be detrimental to the user experience, so
For all the folks who are considering starting their own blogs or websites, here’s a way that you can do it at almost nil cost. Go with WordPress, a popular content management system that’s totally free to download and use. And, if you opt for free WordPress hosting, you can have your blog up and running without as much as opening your purse strings.
At the outset, it must be said that if you’re serious about your blog or website, it’s always better to locate them on the servers of a reputed hosting service. When it comes to hosting, be aware that you pretty much get what you pay for. Having made that clear, there remains a number of reasons why you may yet opt for free WordPress hosting:
- As a newbie, you want to try things out before putting money on the table.
- You want to test your WordPress skills and work at improving them.
- Many hosts throw in the domain name also for free, making it even more attractive.
- Some hosts also give you the freedom to install themes and plugins and experiment as you wish.
- Speed at which the website loads and SEO are not so important to you at this stage.
- Your website is receiving limited traffic and is not so content heavy.
- You’re not intending to make money with your website.
- It’s free, what can be a better incentive to try out free WordPress hosting?
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20 Jul 2017
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.2.0 Beta 1. This release is the first beta for 7.2.0. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.
THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!
PHP 7.2.0 Beta 1 builds on previous releases with:
- The much anticipated Sodium extension
- Opcache improvements
- Countable support for DOMNodeList and DOMNamedNodeMap
- Improved handling for invalid UTF8 in json_decode()
- And many bugfixes...
For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive.
For source downloads of PHP 7.2.0 Beta 1 please visit the download page, Windows sources and binaries can be found at windows.php.net/qa/.
The second beta will be released on the 3rd of August. You can also read the full list of planned releases on [url=
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