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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.

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Facebook
Janko Roettgers / Variety
Oculus CTO John Carmack says he is stepping down but will remain as a “consulting CTO”, will work on an artificial general intelligence, as a personal project  —  One of the driving forces behind Facebook's virtual reality efforts is leaving his post: Oculus CTO John Carmack …

Security
Sheridan Prasso / Bloomberg
Investigation into Huawei's Safe City program, which pairs cameras with analysis software in 50+ countries, shows Huawei has overstated drops in crime  —  Islamabad's Emergency Command Center, located in a blast-resistant building on a highway outside Pakistan's capital, has a video wall with 72 screens for 1,950 surveillance cameras.

Google
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat
Canalys: global smart speaker shipments reached 28.6M, up 44% YoY, in Q3 2019 as Amazon shipped 10.4M units, up 66% YoY, and Google shipped 3.5M, down 40% YoY  —  The global smart speaker market is on the upswing, according to Canalys, which today released shipment estimates for the most recent fiscal quarter.

Facebook
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg
Facebook says 80% of hate speech removed in the past quarter was identified by software, up from 68% in Q1; 4.4M drug-related posts were taken down, a big jump  —  - Social network removed 1.7 billion fake accounts last quarter  — Company took down 11.6 million posts of child exploitation

Facebook
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch
Facebook says requests from governments for user data in H1 2019 were up 16% over H2 2018 to 128,617, the highest on record, led by 50,741 demands from the US  —  Facebook's latest transparency report is out.  —  The social media giant said the number of government demands for user data increased …

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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