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SEO for Developers by Detlef Johnson

Next Up: Svelte 3

Svelte is a reactive JavaScript server-side compiler that changes the paradigm for reactivity back to vanilla JavaScript.

Semantic HTML5

Latest article looking at HTML5 semantic elements.

<article> <header> <nav> <aside> <section>

Header request response tool

Markdown rendering tool

No matter how simple the language it can be helpful to have a markdown editor handy for your readme.md at GitHub and elsewhere.

Filtered Headlines

Facebook
Queenie Wong / CNET
Facebook will sunset its group stories feature, available globally since December of last year, on September 26  —  Facebook is killing a feature that allows administrators and members who're part of the social network's groups to post videos and photos that vanish within 24 hours, the company said on Friday.

Facebook
Reuters
Der Spiegel: US dollar could make up 50% of the basket of currencies backing Libra, followed by 18% of euro, 14% yen, 11% British pound, and 7% Singapore dollar  —  BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar will make up 50% of the basket of currencies backing Facebook's planned digital coin Libra …

Security
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer
A look at STOP ransomware, which has been one of the most actively distributed ransomware in the past year, according to the ID Ransomware database  —  Have you ever heard of the STOP Ransomware?  Probably not, as few write about it, most researchers don't cover it, and for the most part …

Facebook
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch
Facebook acquires Servicefriend, a startup that builds customer service AI chatbots for messaging apps; founders now work for Facebook's Calibra, per LinkedIn  —  As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it's putting the pieces in place to help it run.

Google
Abner Li / 9to5Google
YouTube Music rolling out “Discover Mix”, a personalized playlist mostly focused on evergreen tunes and artists that the user might not have heard before  —  From the beginning, YouTube Music has relied on playlists from the service's curators to automated creations based on your listening history.

Javascript Indexing Details

Good extra information on SEO for JavaScript Indexing, including feedback on Angular, React, and Vue from Google's Martin Splitt. What's especially interesting is the ongoing discussion where Martin talks about indexing whereby he used to author a site which used a custom 404 page for the app page. The SEO consultant pointed this out to him and the rest is history.

SEO for JavaScript

The SEO for Developers column at Search Engine Land started in January. Tools on the back end for powering up interesting front end pieces like that are underway. It's an effort to build a proper Search Engine Land companion in Search Return. React and such is forthcoming but not until a need arises for content that begins largely static, however.

0day WordPress Security Woes

A security researcher dropping some 0days may have an axe to grind considering how bad the plugin ecosystem is. It has a "dizzying number of buggy, poorly-audited plugins in the WordPress repository."

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