Category: Dev


Introducing Amazon Linux 2

Amazon Linux 2 is the next generation Amazon Linux operating system. It provides a high performance, stable, and secure execution environment for cloud and enterprise applications. Amazon Linux 2 will offer extended availability of software updates for the core operating system through 5 years of long-term support and...


Bluetooth Gun Safe Cracked By Researchers

Believe it or not, there are quite a few people out there who have purchased gun safes that can be remotely unlocked by Bluetooth. Now we can understand why somebody might think this was a good idea: the convenience of being able to hit a button on your phone and have your weapon available in the heat of the moment is...


PhpStorm 2017.3.1 is released

PhpStorm 2017.3.1 build 173.3942.32 is now available! You can download it here, in JetBrains Toolbox App or if you have installed the previous PhpStorm 2017.3 or PhpStorm 2017.3.1 EAP build (173.3942.13), you should soon get a notification in the IDE about a patch update. This build … Continue reading →


Generate Random Numbers The Hard Way

Your job is to create a random number generator.
Your device starts with a speaker and a membrane. On this membrane will sit a handful of small, marble-size copper balls. An audio source feeds the speaker and causes the balls to bounce to and fro. If a ball bounces high enough, it will gain the opportunity to travel down...


Node v9.3.0 (Current)

Notable Changes
add trace events to async_hooks (Andreas Madsen) #15538
add provider types for net server (Andreas Madsen) #17157

console.debug can now be used outside of the inspector (Benjamin Zaslavsky) #17033

upgrade libuv to 1.18.0 (cjihrig) #17282
patch V8 to 6.2.414.46 (Myles Borins)...


Fabien Potencier: Symfony 4: Performance out of the Box

In a quick post to his site Fabien Potencier (of Sensio Labs and the Symfony framework) has a post sharing some information around the performance of Symfony 4 and what kind of speed you can expect in your applications based on it.

Performance is an interesting and sensitive topic. Suffice to say that most projects should...