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SEO for Developers by Detlef Johnson

Covid19 State Stats

Quick reference table for United States Covid19 cases.

Coding for SEO 101

Understanding source code, compressed code and compiled code.

5 ways to level up your Vim skills

Level up your Vim skills and kick your text editor up a notch with a few fun tricks.

Coding for SEO

Here's how you can use JavaScript to track COVID-19.

Header request response tool

Markdown rendering tool

Powered by VueJS a helpful little markdown editor is handy for your readme.md at GitHub and wherever else.

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Facebook
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News
An in-depth look at the baseless conspiracies attempting to turn Bill Gates into the pandemic's villain, widely shared on Facebook and YouTube  —  After months of conspiracy-mongering, people around the world are demanding Gates be arrested for crimes against humanity.  Here's how things got so bad.

Google
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet
Google says ~70% of all serious security bugs in Chrome, largely written in C/C++, are memory safety flaws, after analyzing 912 security bugs fixed since 2015  —  Google software engineers are looking into ways of eliminating memory management-related bugs from Chrome.

Security
Krystal Hu / Reuters
Forescout Technologies sued Advent International last week, after the PE firm pulled out of a deal announced in Feb. to buy the IoT security company for $1.9B  —  (Reuters) - Forescout Technologies Inc (FSCT.O) sued Advent International Corp on Wednesday, after the private equity firm pulled …

Facebook
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg
Privacy advocate Max Schrems criticizes Irish data protection authority in an open letter for the slow pace of its probes into Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp  —  - Privacy activist Max Schrems criticizes Irish data authority  — Open letter urges EU action amid frustration over long probes

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."

The Prodigy Concert