Mark Zuckerberg speaks out about Cleveland shooting

At the F8 conference today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed this weekend’s shooting in Cleveland, which the suspected shooter filmed and posted on Facebook. The man later discussed the shooting during a Facebook Live broadcast, leading critics to accuse Facebook of not doing enough to censor violent content on the platform. Read More Source:: TechCrunch…

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Facebook Messenger launches group bots and bot discovery tab

Facebook today launched two powerful ways for people to find Messenger bots to use, addressing the discovery problem that’s plagued bot the platform’s 100,000 developers. Facebook’s new Chat Extensions lets you use Messenger bots in group chats so you can watch a sports game’s play-by-play together from TheScore’s news ticker bot, collaborate on building a……

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Getting to Know and Love Xdebug

It’s been 15 years since Xdebug first came out. We think this is the perfect opportunity to re-introduce it to the world, and explain how and why it does what it does. Xdebug is a PHP extension (meaning it needs to be compiled and installed into a PHP installation) which provides the developer with some…

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Kagan: Early adopters gain competitive advantage

Jeff Kagan explains why timing your entry into new areas of retail payment technology is key. Early adopters get a competitive advantage yet they take the arrows, he explains. Then over time, as wave after wave of competitors jump in and do the same thing, the competitive advantage gives way and becomes simply a cost…

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Videos are getting a bigger role on Flipboard

Flipboard is following the launch of its “smart magazines” by boosting the role of videos. It’s not that videos were totally absent from the news app before this, but they usually showed up as an accompaniment to articles — not exactly prominent placement when compared to the beautiful treatment that Flipboard would often give photos.…

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How to Handle Errors & Exceptions in the Yii Framework

What You’ll Be Creating Introduction In today’s tutorial, I’ll introduce Yii’s error and exception handling and guide you through some introductory scenarios. Wondering what Yii is? Check out our Introduction to the Yii Framework and Programming With Yii2 series. What’s the Difference Between Errors and Exceptions? Errors are unexpected defects in our code often discovered…

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20 Best Popup & Opt-In WordPress Plugins

We all know that providing informative, entertaining and/or inspiring content is a critical component to attracting visitors to our sites, but for many users the million dollar question is how to convert them to subscribers. Research shows that popup opt-ins have the highest conversion rate of all opt-ins, but they become less effective if they’re…

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New Course: Code a Mobile App With NativeScript

Our new short course, What You’ll Learn NativeScript allows developers to use JavaScript, TypeScript or Angular to build apps for iOS and Android. Unlike Cordova, which uses WebView for rendering the UI of the app, NativeScript uses the native platform’s rendering engine and accesses the native APIs, so that it provides a truly native user…

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