The PHP language has been a venerable war horse for much of the web development community. The first web native programming language continues to power the majority of the web, but in recent times it is facing a lot of competition. What does the future hold for PHP, including the 8.0 version?
The GraphQL momentum has continued strong throughout 2018. After three years of being released as open source by the dev team at Facebook, the protocol is now nearly ubiquitious.
Multinational elevator and escalator manufacturer KONE has revealed that it's control system was found to contain serious vulnerabilities. On September fifth, the company disclosed a series of vulnerabilities in it's KONE Group Controller (KGC) software.
The GNU software tools are a staple of using command line Unix like applications. One of the common oneis wget for HTTP downloads. Wget been stable for eons and has received few feature updates. Wget2 in development will change this.
JIT for PHP has been in the cars for some time now. Originally PHP 7 explored the idea of JIT for adding performance, but this was abandoned because of lack of meaningful improvements for real world applications. However the HHVM from runtime that is largely PHP compatible.
The whole of Microsoft Office 365 software suite is being rewritten in React.js. This was revealed on Twitter in a thread bashing scripting languages for being unsuitable for creating complex applications.
At the annual Microsoft Build 2018 developer conference Anders Hejlsberg had a session on the state of TypeScript. This is beginning to be an annual State of TypeScript talk, as there was a similar talk at Build 2017.
PHP is the language both loved and hated. The most popular server side programming language has never had a good reputation among many developers. There's been "a PHP killer" in the works more times as there's been "an iPhone killer".
Since it's inception in 2009 Bitcoin has been hailed as a free currency suitable for the internet. Since it's huble beginnings the digital currency was first widely adopted for trading drugs and other illicit substances.