WordPress
Craig Buckler, Oct 28

What's New in WordPress 3.7

Craig looks at the new and improved features in WordPress 3.7. You may not notice anything, but your maintenance tasks are about to become easier...
PHP
Bruno Skvorc, Oct 11

Zephir - Build PHP Extensions Without Knowing C

Learn about Zephir, a new language from the Phalcon team which aims to make PHP extension development much easier than it was until now.
Web
Craig Buckler, Oct 07

What's New in Chrome 30

Web
Craig Buckler, Oct 02

Browser Trends October 2013: IE's Largest Increase Ever?

Craig scrutinizes the monthly desktop and mobile browser usage charts. Are users rediscovering the, er, joys of Internet Explorer?
Web
Craig Buckler, Sep 30

Google and Mozilla Begin Browser Plugin Prohibition

The end is nigh for browser plugins. Both Google and Mozilla are moving toward a native, plugin-less world. Craig looks at the impact for your applications.
JavaScript
Craig Buckler, Sep 27

Automated JavaScript Testing with BrowserSwarm

BrowserSwarm is a new cloud-based service which could revolutionize JavaScript unit testing.
Programming
Craig Buckler, Sep 25

How to Explain Your SQL EXPLAIN Queries

Could you explain the output of a MySQL or MariaDB EXPLAIN statement? Craig describes how to use the Explain Analyzer and become a SQL god!
12 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Aug 01

Browser Trends August 2013: The Summer Slowdown?

Craig takes another look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. Summer has arrived and no one's thinking about browser installations. Or are they?...
7 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Jul 10

What's New in Chrome 28

Here it is: the first release of Chrome to use Google's Blink rendering engine. You won't be able to spot the differences just yet, though...
30 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Jul 05

The 2013 Award for the Best Browser Goes to…

Craig reports on the latest browser benchmark grand prix at Tom's Hardware and the slightly surprising results.
27 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Jul 02

Opera 15 is Launched

Opera 15 has been released with a new rendering engine. Craig takes a look at the browser to discover what's new and what's been removed...
17 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Jul 01

Browser Trends July 2013: IE's Worst Month Ever?

Craig takes his regular monthly look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. Despite encouraging developments, Microsoft is struggling to retain IE users. Is it seasonal affects or a long-term trend?
6 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Jun 26

What's New in Firefox 22

Firefox 22 has been released with a slew of new tools and features. Craig looks at the stuff which will excite web developers everywhere...
1 COMMENT
Web
Craig Buckler, Jun 17

Google Retires Chrome Frame

Chrome Frame, the plug-in which made IE6, 7 and 8 users think they had a modern browser, is coming to an end. Craig discusses its history and why it's a relief to see the project die.
8 COMMENTs
Programming
Eran Galperin, Jun 12

Not Your Grandfather’s Open-source

Veteran software engineer Eran Galperin looks at where open-source software development came from, is at now and where it could go from here.
12 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Jun 05

Browser Trends June 2013: Chrome Outnumbers Firefox 2 to 1

Craig takes another look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. Has Chrome had its largest ever rise and can Mozilla reverse Firefox's decline?
9 COMMENTs
WordPress
Craig Buckler, May 29

Happy 10th Birthday WordPress

We're all getting older and WordPress is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Craig reveals the impressive statistics and the reason WordPress became popular despite the criticism.
12 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, May 22

What's New in Chrome 27

Chrome 27 will be the last version of the browser to use the Webkit rendering engine. Craig looks at some interesting new features...
7 COMMENTs
JavaScript
Craig Buckler, May 03

Unheap.com: a Better jQuery Plugin Repository?

Do you need a jQuery plugin? Are you finding it difficult to locate one on the official repository? Craig suggests Unheap.com may be a better alternative...
24 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, May 01

Browser Trends May 2013: IE8 Drops Below 10%

Craig takes his regular look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. While IE8 dropped below 10%, only Internet Explorer escaped unscathed from Chrome's regular rise.
8 COMMENTs
Programming
Craig Buckler, Apr 29

We're Putting the (MySQL) Band Back Together

The original MySQL developers are back together to work on a rival to Oracle's open source database.
4 COMMENTs
Programming
Craig Buckler, Apr 22

MySQL Views

MySQL Views
19 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Apr 08

Blink: Chrome's New Rendering Engine

Google is forking Webkit to create their own independent rendering engine named Blink. Is this a good thing or a disaster of biblical proportions for the web? Craig discusses Blink further.
11 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Apr 07

Browser Trends April 2013: is Chrome Unstoppable?

We take another look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. As Chrome takes another bite from all other browsers, Craig asks whether anyone can compete with Google's browser.