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!
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?...
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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...
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.
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...
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?
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...
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.
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.
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?
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Richard Kotze, Apr 22
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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.
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.
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Apr 05
What's New in Firefox 20
Craig looks at a number of great new features for developers and users in the latest release of Mozilla's flagship browser.
Craig Buckler, Mar 25
How to Build a Better Tag Cloud in WordPress
Craig isn't happy with the HTML produced by WordPress's wp_tag_cloud() function. In this tutorial he provides a customizable tag cloud generator which can be styled using CSS.
Craig Buckler, Mar 20
How to Enable Tags in WordPress Pages
Why doesn't WordPress permit tags on Pages? Craig never understood the reason so he's provided a few lines of code which enables them.
Craig Buckler, Mar 11
What's New in NetBeans 7.3: HTML5!
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Mar 08
5 Reasons to Reject the WebKit Monoculture
Could Microsoft and Mozilla follow Opera and adopt WebKit? Would this provide a single, universal platform which ends cross-browser compatibility woes? Craig thinks not...
Craig Buckler, Mar 01
Browser Trends March 2013: IE Drops Below 30%
Craig takes his monthly look at the winners and losers in the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. IE's total market share has dipped under 30% and the combined total for IE6 and 7 has fallen below 1%.