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Category: Electronics Engineering

Sometimes the Good Guys Win

Most computer viruses and bugs go for particular operating systems, Windows being the most popular, because it’s on the majority of PCs.  So Mac users, although occasionally suffering their own kinds of attacks, usually breathe a sigh of relief every time a major PC-only virus hits the news.  But over the weekend, you may have heard about a pair of bugs called Meltdown and Spectre that go for hardware, not software.  In particular, Meltdown is a vulnerability associated with Intel…

Keeping your GDPR Resolutions

For many of us, a New Year brings a renewed commitment to eat better, exercise regularly, and read more (especially the Cloudflare blog). But as we enter 2018, there is a unique and significant new commitment approaching — protecting personal data and complying with the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As many of you know by now, the GDPR is a sweeping new EU law that comes into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR harmonizes data…

Genius of the Genius Bar

A good paragraph to ponder – link. “When talking bricks and mortar in the electronics space, it’s impossible to overlook Apple stores. Now, the magic isn’t in the stores’ simplicity. Or necessarily in the newest devices. The genius is, of course, in the Genius Bar. Apple stores are constantly overflowing because consumers don’t fully know what they are doing with the expensive, high-tech items they’re gripping. They need advice, guidance, and education to further their experiences. Apple’s ability to upsell…

Part 1, Building Trust – Several People Are Coding

How we integrated UI testing into the Android developer workflow at Slack Developer-driven automated testing is vital to the ongoing health and quality of a codebase. It does, however, come with a noticeable cost. This is especially true of UI testing — an area often avoided by even the most test-friendly of developers. In this two-part blog post, we explore how the Slack Android team made authoring and maintaining UI tests part of the development cycle. In Part 1, we place UI testing…

Ember Timer Leaks: The Bad Apples in Your Test Infrastructure

Background: 3×3 at LinkedIn At LinkedIn, we pride ourselves on our 3×3 system: the notion that we should be able to ship code to production three times a day, with no more than three hours between releases, so that our members experience the latest and greatest of our platform. With 3×3, we’re shipping more code than ever to our members, which in turn reduces the amount of time we have to manually test our releases. In order for us to…

Studies investigate effectiveness of booster seats

Booster seats, car seats and seat belts are equally effective at saving the lives of children, while booster seats top the others at reducing minor injuries specifically among children ages 8-12, according to Montana State University economist D. Mark Anderson. Anderson recently published two studies that investigated booster seats. One looked at their effectiveness relative to seat belts alone among children ages 8 to 12 in Washington. The other asked if booster seats were more effective than car seats or…

Importance of Keywords for Website SEO Optimizations

There are so many blogs by well-known SEO experts, who claim search engine optimization to be a piece of cake. However, it is only true for those who know a little bit about the different nuances of SEO and the SERPs. Any basic optimization strategy will need to understand the needs of their target customers, algorithm changes of the search engines and how other sites link to your website. Here’s what you, as an SEO beginner, should be doing to…

The Ultimate Guide to Designing a Low-Maintenance WordPress Website

The days of designing every page for your website are going down. The hours of diligence put in by the web developers has found a refuge in the WordPress type of platforms. With the rise of word press, it is easy to build a customizable website for you in namesake diligence and of high quality. The themes and various customizable options provided by the WordPress offer liberty to them in hosting the site. If one is planning to build a…