Hey everyone! I wanted to spend this week talking about security and privacy, two issues that have always been important but have been in the news lately, with data breaches and privacy concerns about certain tech giants 😁
To start off, how do you ensure that your website is secure? The most important way is to install a SSL/TLS certificate when you set up a website. This will make your website load over HTTPS, instead of just HTTP. You can usually get a free Let's Encrypt cert when you buy your domain, so there's really no reason to not make your site secure. Also, Google will drop you in search rankings if your website is still using HTTP!
The second most important way to keep your website secure is to make sure your software is kept up to date. This means keeping your npm packages updated and monitoring if any have a security issues that are later fixed. And if you have a CMS like Wordpress, you definitely want to make sure it's kept updated-- the core install, your theme, and all plugins.
What's your top tip for keeping your website secure? Feel free to share below! Next up we'll be talking about passwords, usernames, and avoiding common hacking attempts.
Reason #5 why your business needs a website.
A website ensures online visibility, 24/7 access to information about your business. All information or products are available to local and international customers.
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Tip: Make good use of those keywords. Make sure your target keywords are spread throughout your page titles, headlines, copy, image file names and image descriptions. This will enhance the chance of your content appearing under the search for those terms.
Ryder tried to help a little too much today🙄 lol worked from home today and honestly got a lot done!
Sent over some first versions of branding we’re doing for 2 realtors and then worked on some other design work that is for something new we’re starting😉
Now working on some iOS development and getting some features dialed in and done! Trying to get this redesign done by the end of next week because I have a personal app I really want to build and get launched ASAP! A lot going on but that’s required when you’re trying to build something great!
How was y’alls day today?
If you don't know it, it's about key sequence detection - it's a small script that monitors the keystrokes on the page and matches them to a predefined "secret codeword" so that it can execute an action when that combination is matched. My fellow gamers will be familiar with it in the form of the "Konami Code" (↑↑↓↓←→←→BA) 😉⠀
Now I had a small issue making it work in Chrome, and from what I've googled, I'm not the only one.⠀
First of all, the cornify script is not working anymore, so I improvised a less fancy solution for that, but that's not the actual issue.⠀
The issue is that in Chrome, the keyup event wasn't firing on a lot of the keys. After some googling and turning things off & on, the solution seemed to be adding the event listener to the document, instead of the window object. And apparently, it's better practice anyway.⠀
For more of this challenge, check out my highlights 👍⠀
Mobile apps trends and predictions for 2019
2018 has been a happening year for the mobile apps market. Based on the latest developments and ongoing trends, what is it that we can expect in 2019?
1️⃣ Augmented and virtual realities.
AR and VR are futuristic technologies that deliver a more realistic experience to the users. The use of AR/VR is quite common in the gaming space. And marketers have been using this technology to promote their campaigns and target their customers in a more effective manner through mobile apps
2️⃣ Internet of things
The application of IoT in mobile app development is going to be a significant disruption in the coming year. It will make way for more sophisticated mobile apps which will expedite operations, reduce expenses and enhance cybersecurity
3️⃣ Artificial intelligence and Machine learning
Recently, the AI implementation has started to couple with machine learning applications.
AI and machine learning can help in developing smarter mobile apps that can find the reasoning behind information and deliver a more personalized experience to the users, thus increasing user adoption
4️⃣ Instant apps
In basic terms, instant apps are native mobile apps that you don’t require to download and install on your phone. They are smaller in size when compared to regular apps and provide the basic functionalities of a website. So, they deliver a great user experience while still not consuming your phone’s memory
Chatbots can significantly improve the functionality of mobile apps and they have proven this in the last few years. Their conversational interface increases user engagement and drives app adoption across the organization
IFTTT derives its name from the programming conditional statement “if this, then that.” What the company provides is a software platform that connects apps, devices and services from different developers in order to trigger one or more automations involving those apps, devices and services.
Day 20/100 .
So I have finally joined the Mechanical Keyboard gang……..and my what a gang it is! .
This is only a cheap Aukey 88 key Keyboard to start off with but I didn’t want to dive in head first and splash out a load of cash on something that I possibly wasn’t going to like. The switches on this thing are fake Cherry Blue style but I really like the feedback and the click, albeit a little bit on the noisy side. .
Unfortunately where I live I have no fellow coders or shops to go to to try out different boards and switches so rely heavily on review videos online. .
I am already thinking ahead to my next board which I think will have linear Cherry Red keys as I have heard these are a little bit quieter. .
What are your thoughts or recommendations? .
Day 19/100 .
Apologies for being a little absent over the last few days. To imagine it has been 6 days since my last post seems a little bit strange. .
Things have been a bit all over the place after going out on Friday night for a friends leaving do I was then a little worse for wear on Saturday and then also didn’t have a lot of energy to do much on the Sunday. Then on Monday I took the day off of work to help out a friend and I looked after my Godson and his older brother which was great fun and also nice to be able to be able to help out a friend. .
Tuesday things were back to normal again and I was back to usual routine of being up early and coding before I went to work. It was the start of one of the bigger builds on the course were we are making an RGB colour choosing game which is going to be the biggest file I have ever written. .
Although large, it is nice that I am understanding all of the concepts that we are using in the code so it must be sinking in slowly. .
Also I want to wish @codebreakerjulia all the best in becoming a digital nomad. I hope to see continued updates on how this goes. Good luck .
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