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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
Brian Feldman / New York Magazine
Facebook's tactic of announcing features to a small minority of its users often garners positive press coverage, even if the features aren't live for most  —  Yesterday, Facebook announced an uncharacteristically useful tool, one that would transfer photos from a user's Facebook account to their Google Photos account.

Security
Brian Barrett / Wired
DOJ charges two members of Evil Corp, a Russian hacker gang behind the Dridex malware, which allegedly stole $100M+ from banks; US Treasury sanctions Evil Corp  —  The US is charging Maksim Yakubets over two of the biggest cybertheft campaigns of the last decade, and offers a record reward for information on the case.

Google
Dieter Bohn / The Verge
Sundar Pichai's most important job now is to stabilize Google's internal culture, which became increasingly closed and antagonistic during his tenure as CEO  —  Yesterday's news that Sundar Pichai is taking on the new role of CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet was not exactly a “knock you over with a feather” kind of announcement.

Facebook
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News
Facebook sues a Hong Kong-based company and two persons for compromising user accounts via a browser extension and running deceptive ads using those accounts  —  Facebook is suing a Hong Kong-based company and two Chinese citizens it says used malware to compromise user accounts in order …

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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