I was away on vacation last week, and didn
t have time to write an article. Here are some interesting news articles from the first half of October.
Smashing Magazine has put together a good article covering common website security mistakes. This is a great read for any web developer: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/10/18/common-security-mistakes-in-web-applications/
Nicholas Zakas discusses Server-Sent events, which are similar to sockets, opening long running requests that listen for server-side HTTP responses. There are some subtle differences, learn more: http://www.nczonline.net/blog/2010/10/19/introduction-to-server-sent-events/
A new version 1.4.3 of jQuery was released. This version has lots of improvements, especially with the overhauled CSS engine: http://blog.jquery.com/2010/10/16/jquery-143-released/
YUI 3 gallery now features an SVG extension, check it out: http://www.yuiblog.com/blog/2010/10/18/gallery-svg/
A new version 1.3 of MooTools was released. There are many changed, especially the new selector engine, slick: http://mootools.net/blog/2010/10/11/mootools-core-1-3-stable-and-mootools-more-1-3rc/