Development

Software and web development is essential for the improvement of apps and features. To keep you up to date with new releases and updates, we’ll share articles so you can see what’s happening in this exciting industry, such as new plugins and tasks.

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Benchmarks indicate big performance improvements in .NET 6

The upcoming next major version of Microsoft .NET, .NET 6, improves performance of many operations significantly according to Microsoft's benchmark tests. A new post on the Dotnet developer blog by Stephen Toub, […]

microsoft.net

Microsoft releases .NET 5.0 Final

Microsoft has released .NET 5.0 final on November 10, 2020. The new version of the company's .NET framework is available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and ARM operating systems.  Microsoft promises that […]

github mobile

GitHub Mobile for Android and iOS stable is now available

GitHub released a beta version of its mobile application for Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating system in November 2019. The company announced yesterday that the two applications are now available as […]

regular expressions tester

Create, verify and visualize regular expressions with iHateRegex

Regular expressions, or regex, can be very powerful when it comes to find operations provided that programs or online services support them. Programs like TextConverter, PowerRename, or nnn support regular expressions, but […]

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200 Gigabytes of development and design tutorials from 3D Buzz released

3D Buzz was a community website for game developers and designers, and users interested in becoming developers or designers. Apart from the community aspect, it was home to a huge number of […]

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Read MSDN Magazines, Newsletters and TechNet Newsletters online

Microsoft announced the discontinuation of MSDN Magazine earlier this year. The developer-focused magazine started out under the name Microsoft Systems Journal back in 1986 and got its current name in 2000 when […]

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Programming for Kids: Scratch 3.0 launches

Scratch 3.0 was released on January 2, 2019. The new version of the programming language for kids is a major milestone release that moves away from using Adobe Flash to the web […]

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Webmasters: test websites with Google's Lighthouse for Chrome

Lighthouse is a free open source browser extension by Google designed to audit web pages and to reveal areas the site could be improved in. The functionality is also integrated into the […]

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A look at KompoZer Web-editor in GNU/Linux

Some people code HTML/CSS oldskool in software like Atom, Notepadqq, or even nano/vi, but others enjoy using what’s called a WYSIWYG editor, which stands for What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get. KompoZer, is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG […]

Docker

Docker founder steps down from daily operations

Solomon Hykes, the founder of the major container company Docker, announced on March 28, that he will be stepping down from daily operations within the company, via blog post . Hykes started […]

adobe muse

Adobe announces end of Adobe Muse and Business Catalyst

A product announcement on the official Adobe Muse website reveals that Adobe will end support for the website building software for Mac and PC. The company released a final feature update yesterday […]

dnstrails

DNSTrails: find any domain someone owns

DNSTrails is a new Internet service that provides you with the tools to find any domain someone owns among other things. The service has more to offer than that, as you may […]

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How to convert JPG and PNG images to SVG

Traditional image formats such as JPG, PNG or GIF are very popular, but they have disadvantages that makes their use less than ideal for certain applications. If you create a responsive website […]

progate

Progate: learn to program online for free

Progate is a -- currently free- web service that teaches you various programming, scripting and other computer related skills. The service was established in 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, and has been made […]

sonar web scanner

Check websites for security and performance issues with Sonar

Microsoft's Edge development team launched a new open source website scanner called Sonar yesterday which tests websites for security and performance issues. Sonar is available as a web tool and command line […]

android studio 3.0

Android Studio 3.0 Development Environment released

Google released a new version of the company's official development environment for Android, Android Studio 3.0, to the public yesterday. Android Studio 3.0 comes with three new features and updates to many […]

siteverify link verification

Use SiteVerify to verify links

SiteVerify is a free program for Windows to scan links and images to find out whether they are broken or work correctly. The application is compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows […]

java 9

Oracle releases Java 9

Oracle has just released Java 9, the new version and latest update to the Java platform, featuring improvements across the board. The new release includes a long list of improvements and changes […]

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Microsoft shuts down CodePlex on December 15th, 2017

Microsoft announced yesterday that it will shut down its open-source project hosting website CodePlex on December 15, 2017. The company launched CodePlex in 2006 as a place to "share software". CodePlex enabled […]

guetzli optimize images

Optimize your images with Google's Guetzli compression algorithm

The following guide walks you through the steps of optimizing jpeg images using Google's new Guetzli compression algorithm. Google unveiled Guetzli some time ago, a JPEG encoder that promises up to 35% […]

rgblind color blindness extension

Run color blindness tests on your websites

Color blindness affects a large percentage of the population. Studies have shown that up to 8% of males and 0.5% of females of Northern European heritage are affected by red-green color blindness […]

wordpress editor

Speed up WordPress editing with shortcuts

A large part of the Internet is powered by the content management system WordPress. While some call it a blogging platform, WordPress is more than that thanks to its extensibility. There are […]

wordpress enumerate users

WordPress: block anonymous Rest API access

The most recent version of WordPress ships with new REST API capabilities which plugins, apps, services, or the WordPress core can utilize. The WordPress development team pushes new features to WordPress all […]

duckduckgo programming

DuckDuckGo's plan to become the programmer's search engine

The search engine DuckDuckGo is working on improving results for programming related search queries using its instant answers feature. If you are a programmer, especially when you are just starting out, you […]

browser refresh

Refresh multiple browsers with a hotkey

Browser Refresh is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that allows you to quickly refresh multiple web browsers with a single keystroke. Please note that refresh refers to loading open web […]

microsoft desktop app converter

Microsoft Desktop App Converter Guide

Microsoft showcased its Desktop App Converter program some time ago to highlight how easy it is to convert some desktop programs to Universal Apps format. The main idea behind the tool was […]

https checker

HTTPS Checker: scan your web page for HTTPS issues

HTTPS Checker is a free program for Windows that provides you with the means to scan all pages of a website for HTTPS related issues. Rolling out HTTPS on an established site […]

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Hide elements on a page in Chrome, Firefox and Edge temporarily

Some web pages annoy the hell out of me with page elements they display to me when I'm opening them in a web browser. Maybe it is this silly "we use cookies" […]

windows apps development course

Microsoft releases free Windows Apps programming course

Microsoft's Windows 10 development for absolute beginners course hast just been published by the company to its Channel 9 website. The course is specifically designed for developers with little programming experience. While […]

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Atom 1.0 Text Editor for coders by GitHub is out

I reviewed a third-party build of the text editor Atom for Windows back in 2014 and concluded that it was an excellent option for programmers thanks to the impressive set of features […]

transcoded version

Google may strip content off your site to make it faster on mobile devices

Google Inc. runs a field test in Indonesia currently in which the company redirects mobile search users who are using slow Internet connections to a transcoded version of the original page that […]

caddy local web server

Caddy is a 3MB web server for your home computer

Caddy is a powerful web server for home computers that takes less than a minute to setup and requires no deeper knowledge of webmaster or administrative services and technologies. If you want […]

android game development

Book Review: The Beginner's Guide to Android Game Development

The Beginner's Guide to Android Game Development by James Cho is a complete Android game development course for beginners who have little or no programming experience. Whenever I read a statement like […]

reddit domain results

Look up all Reddit submissions of a domain

I monitor several groups on Reddit that are of interest to me personally. What I like about Reddit is that you get tips and links posted by thousands of users who share […]

modify website developer tools

How to test quick changes to web pages before making them

Most developers use a local development environment that replicates the live website. They use it to test any change made to the website before it is pushed to the live server. This […]

from cache

Find out if websites get loaded from cache and how to force reloads

When you visit a website in a modern web browser for the first time, contents get loaded from a web server to the local computer. While some resources may be loaded from […]

wordpress excerpts

How to change the WordPress excerpt length

WordPress creates a lot of pages on a website and the majority of them are created by pulling information from single articles that you create. There is the homepage that lists the […]

website analyzer

Get a Website, Social Media and Competitor Analysis with Quicksprout

As a webmaster, you always need to be on the lookout for things to improve on your sites. This is less the case if you are just maintaining a private website, but […]

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How to move comments in WordPress

I'm currently going through all aged posts here on Ghacks Technology News to update them whenever possible, or remove them from the blog if it does not make sense to do so. […]

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Blog Maintenance: what I do when I have nothing to write about

If you are running a blog or website for a long time, you will encounter days or even weeks where there is little to write about. There are plenty reasons why this […]


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