What SEO has to do with web development

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is often associated with the marketing team as a tool to get more traffic to a web page or website, but it can and should also be used by web developers to improve load times, user experience, crawling and indexing. “A majority of developers don’t really think about [SEO]. They want […]

Awesome Forward & Reverse Geocoding API: positionstack (Sponsored)

One awesome web functionality we take for granted is geolocation. Based on geolocation data, we can get someone to their destination, provide them suggestions based on their location, and so on. One downside of native geolocation, especially in the browser, is that it’s limited in both input and output. That’s where an awesome service like […]

The cloud security triptych

I’ve previously written about the “Three T’s” of shifting security left: training, tools, and teamwork. In this blog, we’re going to delve down a level and look at some of the tools needed to shift left, what they do, and where in the software lifecycle they belong. The lifecycle question is important to think about […]

Fantastic Flight API with aviationstack (Sponsored)

I didn’t fly until I was 25 years of age — I was hopeless in knowing I had to be there early, the process of security, and the whole gate structure. Now that I’ve flown dozens of times for Mozilla, I feel much more comfortable with the process of flying, but feel less comfortable about […]

8 top open-source community and data tools

As organizations wake up to the multitude of ways advanced technologies can augment their businesses, developers with relevant skills are becoming ever more valuable. Data is the key to a whole kingdom of opportunity, and when combined with AI and machine learning tools, the bounds of this kingdom are practically limitless.  Even for those without […]

Validate CSP from Command Line

The content security policy spec has been an amazing front-end security tool to help prevent XSS and other types of attacks. I’d go as far to say that every site should implement as specific CSP as possible. If you aren’t familiar with CSPs, here’s a quick example: Content-Security-Policy: default-src ‘self’; img-src *; media-src media1.com media2.com; […]

SD Times news digest: IBM to add new AI capabilities to Watson, Threat Stack supports Ruby, and GitLab’s Remote Work Report

IBM announced several new IBM Watson technologies designed to help organizations begin identifying, understanding, and analyzing some of the most challenging aspects of the English language with greater clarity.  The technologies represent the first commercialization of key Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities to come from IBM Research’s Project Debater, an AI system capable of debating […]

Goals For 2020

Every new year brings about a sense of optimism that the next 365 can bring about big, positive changes in different phases of life. That’s no exception for me and this blog. I did pretty well with last year’s goals, so I thought I’d push myself again with a new set of goals. Be a […]