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Critical flaw in PHPMailer library puts millions of websites at risk

A critical remote code execution vulnerability in PHPMailer, one of the most widely used PHP email sending libraries, could put millions of websites at risk of hacking.

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Web-friendly Smalltalk gets JavaScript upgrades

The open source Amber derivative bridges Smalltalk syntax to JavaScript code

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Rails web framework dumps jQuery

The venerated library is being removed in favor of a new Ruby gem that uses vanilla JavaScript

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PHP 7 user migrations are well underway

A survey by PHP vendor Zend finds that only 14 percent of users don't plan to move to version 7 of the server-side web development language

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6 reasons to love Angular 2

See what all the Angular 2 excitement is about and why it’s different from every other JavaScript framework out there.

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Make companies pay full cost of breaches to restore trust in the internet, says ISOC

Fake news, online banking thefts and data breaches: It's no wonder that trust in the internet is at an all-time low. But don't worry: The Internet Society has a five-step plan for restoring faith in the network of networks.

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Client wants a website? It’s time to learn how

Marketing firms may center on content, branding and advertising, it’s not uncommon for a client to ask for a new website. Even if web design isn’t your forte, it is something you should be willing to take on to keep your clients...

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VMware taps Angular 2 for rapid web dev framework

VMware's open source Clarity design system is available on GitHub now

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Web developers get their own browser

Blisk draws on Google's Chromium with tools for developing, debugging, and testing websites

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JavaScript insiders predict its future features

ECMAScript insiders say the new features present complicated problems but are optimistic about their inclusion in future versions of JavaScript

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WebAssembly now available as release candidate

A browser preview backed by Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft is now ready, with the final official specification expected in Q1 of 2017

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Joomla websites attacked en masse using recently patched exploits

Attackers are aggressively attacking Joomla-based websites by exploiting two critical vulnerabilities patched last week.

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Tips for using images to enhance your website

Images are a no-brainer for any webmaster, but don't overlook these important points.

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Review: 6 Python IDEs go to the mat

See how IDLE, Komodo, LiClipse, PyCharm, Spyder, and Python Tools for Visual Studio stack up in capabilities and ease of use

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Hackers hide stolen payment card data inside website product images

Attackers compromise online shops and store stolen payment card details inside legitimate image files in order to avoid detection.

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7 chronic browser bugs plaguing the web

From video glitches to memory leaks, today’s browser bugs are harder to pin down, even as they slow the web to a crawl

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Mozilla relaunches JavaScript debugger as part of tools transition plan

Debugger.html does away with XUL in favor of the React JavaScript library for easier changes

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Flash vs. HTML5: The last stand

'Occupy HTML5' movement shows Flash still has ardent support, but the web tool's best days are over

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