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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.

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Google
Cade Metz / New York Times
Google claims “quantum supremacy” breakthrough: its quantum computer performed a calculation in 3 min 20 sec which largest supercomputer could not in 10K years  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google said on Wednesday that it had achieved a long-sought breakthrough called “quantum supremacy …

Programming
Grady McGregor / Fortune
Profile of Colin Yao, head of Tencent's game development subsidiary TiMi Studios, responsible for building some of the most played games in China  —  Colin Yao, head of Tencent's largest in-house game developer TiMi Studios, exudes a warm and reserved confidence, yet he is clearly antsy …

Security
New York Times
Researchers: China's state sponsored hackers have switched tactics over the last few years, focusing increasingly sophisticated attacks on its ethnic minorities  —  SAN FRANCISCO — China's state-sponsored hackers have drastically changed how they operate over the last three years …

Security
Aimee Chanthadavong / ZDNet
Trend Micro acquires Cloud Conformity for $70M, says the acquisition will help it address security issues caused by cloud infrastructure misconfigurations  —  The deal will see all Cloud Conformity staff and customers join Trend Micro.  —  Trend Micro has announced the acquisition …

Google
Meagan Simpson / BetaKit
Calgary-based Benevity, a platform helping employees of companies like Apple and Google give donations, raises $40M Series C from JMI Equity, General Atlantic  —  Benevity, a global leader in corporate social responsibility and one of the largest startups in the Prairies, has raised $40 million in a Series C round of funding.

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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