Around 62 percent of all Internet sites will run an unsupported PHP version in 10 weeks.

Around 62 percent of all Internet sites will run an unsupported PHP version in 10 weeks.

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According to statistics from W3Techs, roughly 78.9 percent of all Internet sites today run on PHP. But on December 31, 2018, security support for PHP 5.6.x will officially cease, marking the end of all support for any version of the ancient PHP 5.x branch. This means that starting with next year, around 62 percent of all Internet sites still running a PHP 5.x version will stop receiving security updates for their server and website's underlying technology, exposing hundreds of millions of websites, if not more, to serious security risks. If a hacker finds a vulnerability in PHP after the New Year, lots of sites and users would be at risk. "This is a huge problem for the PHP ecosystem," Scott Arciszewski, Chief Development Officer at Paragon Initiative Enterprise, told ZDNet…
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Twilio acquires email API platform SendGrid for $2 billion in stock

Twilio acquires email API platform SendGrid for $2 billion in stock

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Twilio, the ubiquitous communications platform, today announced its plan to acquire the API-centric email platform SendGrid for about $2 billion in an all-stock transaction. That’s Twilio’s largest acquisition to date, but also one that makes a lot of sense given that both companies aim to make building communications platforms easier for developers. “The two companies share the same vision, the same model, and the same values,” said Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson in today’s announcement. “We believe this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring together the two leading developer-focused communications platforms to create the unquestioned platform of choice for all companies looking to transform their customer engagement.” SendGrid will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Twilio and its common stock will be converted into Twilio stock. The companies expect…
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6 Main Reasons Why Node.js Has Become a Standard Technology for Enterprise-Level Organizations By Karolina Gawron

6 Main Reasons Why Node.js Has Become a Standard Technology for Enterprise-Level Organizations By Karolina Gawron

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  It’s hard to escape the gravitational pull of JavaScript and its ubiquity on the modern Web. While it’s been offering frameworks and libraries for creating interactive, modern interfaces for many years now, it never did deploy any backend platform that could compete with other well-established languages. Node.js, however, the cool kid on the JS block, has come to offer a viable alternative, one that has since been embraced by multiple startups and enterprises. (more…)
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