By Sean Michael Kerner – EWeek.com – Image Not Credited.
The open-source WordPress blogging and content management system (CMS) 4.9.1 update was released on Nov. 29, providing users with security and bug fix improvements. WordPress is one of the most widely deployed CMS technologies on the internet today, powering 25 percent or more of all websites, according to some estimates. The security enhancements included in the 4.9.1 update have not been identified with a CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) identifier and are considered to be improvements for security resiliency.
By Matt Shaw – DeliciousBrains.com – Image Not Credited.
If you keep up with the many different text editors and developer tools available, you may have heard of a newer IDE called Visual Studio Code. VS Code is a free, open source code editor that is lightweight like Sublime Text, but offers many of the same features as bigger IDEs like PhpStorm or WebStorm. In this article I’ll review some features and extensions of VS Code that I really appreciate, and show you how to make the most out of it for WordPress and general web development.
By ChrisPentago – tech.co – Image: ChrisPentago.
One blogging platform that has grown historically over the years and has become the epitome of open source project is WordPress. Developed by Matt Mullenweg in 2003, WordPress hosts millions of sites and hosts thousands of developers working on their backend. Their entire package is free to download and pretty simple to install. For developers interested in building WP themes and plugins, WordPress offers links and tutorials. WordPress also offers an amazing amount of free plugins for all of its users to enjoy.
By Mark Randall, WP Engine (Computerworld) – TechWorld.com.au – Image Not Credited.
Open source software adoption is continuing its stratospheric rise. Two thirds of enterprises are now using OSS, according to the 2016 Future of Open Source Survey, and they’re increasingly using it as a mainstream, integral part of their business. Whereas in previous years the primary use of OSS was for web sites and applications, now open source has become the default approach 66 percent of organisations.