Google is the dominant search in many markets. The algorithms the company uses are a trade secret that few people know. But what we do know is that it is changed almost daily, but bigger changes that drastically change are fewer. …


Web Development is the gateway drug to software engineering. Especially in the early days in the 1990s you could just fire up Notepad.exe and start hacking together something that you could then publish to the world. The capabilities of browsers were very limited — the worst you could do was…


Open Source software won. It’s everywhere from hackers’ workstations to smartphones to enterprise backends. At the same time the idealistic golden era for Open Source is arguably over. Free and Open Source Software is increasingly used as a vessel for proprietary services, and most successful FOSS projects are dependent on…


CSS and support for it is pretty awesome these days. Without knowing too much I can quickly whip up some amazing visuals without wrangling dirty hacks and/or JavaScript workarounds. A coupla lines copy-pasted from the almighty w3schools does the trick.

However sometimes the seemingly mundane is hard. For this one…


Today marked something new for the JavaScript world. With the launch of Deno 1.0 there is now a viable alternative to Node.js on the market. After more than a decade of its launch Node.js is ubiquitous. …


When I was growing up using computers I was clueless about character sets. Mostly there were just US characters, and everyone converted the umlauts (Ä and Ö) and the A with the overring (Å) used in Finnish to their A, O and A equivalents. I guess you could call that…


Slack has become an integral part of many working environments. It’s flagship product is the extended chat service that aims to improve communication. …


WebAssembly is a technology that enables writing browser apps that are packaged to a binary format. These binaries are sent over wire to the browser and executed in a runtime, much like JavaScript. …


Next.js is a Universal JavaScript Framework that has been around late 2016. During this time the technology has attracted a large user base, with significant production deployments.

Meanwhile the JavaScript community has embraced TypeScript. Unfortunately the technologies have not paid together well, but this is set to improve.

With the…


Svenska YLE in Finland is reporting that authorities have raided the headquarters of OneCoin cryptocurrency in Bulgaria. The raid was a joint effort between local police, German police and Europol. Now it seems the main suspects have fled the country.

The cryptocurrency OneCoin surfaced in 2015. Some have considered it…

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