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Minecraft Marketplace celebrates Halloween

2020-10-28 KENNETH 0

Minecraft Marketplace celebrates Halloween Halloween Collections in both Character Creator and Minecraft Marketplace are now available. There will also be a free Character Creator item and a free Halloween skin pack, but make sure to snap them up now because it will cost more after Nov. 2. Get more details at Minecraft.net. Source: Minecraft Marketplace celebrates Halloween

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Take the 2020 WordPress Annual Survey (and view the 2019 results)!

2020-10-28 KENNETH 0

Take the 2020 WordPress Annual Survey (and view the 2019 results)! For many years, WordPress enthusiasts have filled out an annual survey to share their experiences and feelings about WordPress. Interesting results from this survey have been shared in the annual State of the Word address and/or here on WordPress News.  This survey helps those who build WordPress understand more about how the software is used, and by whom. The survey also helps leaders in the WordPress open source project learn more about our contributors’ experience.   To ensure that your WordPress experience is represented in the 2020 survey results, Take the 2020 Annual Survey! (English) You can also take the survey in French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish! The survey will be open for at least 6 weeks, and results will be posted on this blog. 2019 Survey Results [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.6 Beta 2

2020-10-28 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.6 Beta 2 WordPress 5.6 beta 2 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so we recommend that you run this version on a test site. You can test the WordPress 5.6 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option). Or download the beta here (zip). WordPress 5.6 is slated for release on December 8, 2020, and we need your help to get there! Thank you to all of the contributors that tested the beta 1 development release and provided feedback. Testing for bugs is an important part of polishing each release and a great way to contribute to WordPress. Some highlights Since beta 1, 53 bugs have been fixed. Here is a summary of a few changes included in beta 2: 6 additional bugs have been fixed in the block editor (see #26442). Unified design for search [ more… ]

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Why Speed Matters in Modern APIs

2020-10-28 KENNETH 0

Why Speed Matters in Modern APIs Less than a decade ago, if you had asked me whether API speed is important, I wouldn’t have given it much thought at all. I have worked with APIs for a long time, but usually from an infrastructure perspective – when I was configuring servers or storage, a few seconds here or there wasn’t going to make a huge difference. Fast‑forward to now and I better understand how large aspects of my life and my daily interactions with technology are API‑driven. Speed matters: it can be the difference between a good user experience and an unacceptable one. In this post, I want to walk through some of the use cases that matter the most to me and look at how a great API implementation can make all the difference to your customers. Dinner on Demand [ more… ]

Safety and privacy in Microsoft Edge

2020-10-27 KENNETH 0

Safety and privacy in Microsoft Edge October is almost over! The leaves are changing, pumpkin spices are everywhere, and frights and haunts are becoming commonplace. In the U.S., it’s also National Cyber Security Awareness month. To celebrate it all, we’ll share some of the great security and privacy features that we’ve added to our new browser. Online safety and privacy are important, and we want you to trust that your browser will help keep you safe during your online experiences. Tracking prevention Websites use trackers to understand how you interact with them and browse the web. These trackers can have many uses, including enabling functionality like comments sections, article sharing on social media, and personalized ads. Some trackers collect data about you across multiple sites, such as your favorite places to get news and go shopping. This is why it [ more… ]