We’re in for an exciting year 2021! Our issue covers wisdom, good fortunes, and plain dumb luck.
Stay alert, stay safe, and stay true to the world’s most prolific software publication. Your year is about to heat up. Let’s ignite that competitive spirit now!
Dan ‘the Man’ Kowalski
Editor-in-Chief, The Hacker’s Tribute
I Got 83 Problems…
Microsoft has a reputation for striking the iron while it’s still flaming hot. And that iron is burning with 83 different security issues. It’s all thanks to a technical flaw in Windows Exchange, as well as the ambitious ‘Edge’ browser. Oh, we know you’ve seen the notifications for it – but have you used it? Need an urgent remedy? Get your dose of patches, updates, and critical repairs.
Read more: Microsoft emits 83 security fixes
Do Pronounce it like a compliment: “Great Migration!”
Don’t pronounce it like a complaint: “Great, Migration…“
Get a front-row seat for the action, as Brad Fitzpatrick and David Crawshaw explain the nitty-gritty of writing out a single large JSON object to a text file. Explore how an ensuring Tailscale control plane has the potentials of scaling and improving your release process. For extra credit, read up on how their talents managed to reduce writes from seconds to mere milliseconds!
Read more: An unlikely database migration
Bluetooth Smart Masks
We didn’t bother issuing a snappy title for this one, considering the ridiculousness of this subject. Smart masks provide users with the standard anti-COVID protections you would typically find in an *ahem*, analogue mask. So, why the need for mobile connectivity? This mask provides an inbuilt microphone, lightweight earbuds, and a modest price tag of $49.95. Whoever said vanity tech can’t re-establish itself in the heat of a global pandemic?
Read more: Bluetooth Smart Masks are now a thing
The Rising JStars!
Wining and Dining
The Wine team are thrilled to inform the world that a ‘stable as a table’ release, 6.0, is finally available. Thanks to 8,000 changes, and a year of tinkering behind the scenes, users can expect the following major changes to help them in record time. Some aspects include PE format core modules, Vulkan backend for WineD3D, DirectShow and Media Foundation support, and text console redesign. And that’s not all – this module breathes new life into C Runtime, Kernel, and Desktop integration.
Read more: Wining and Dining
Knowledge is free and shared. We’re always on the lookout for new insights into the world of Web and Mobile App Development.
We’ll be in touch with more news, as it happens!