Colin's Weekly Roundup - 3/29/2013

I'm always on the lookout for exciting ideas and new technologies to broaden my knowledge of web development and design. Each week, I'll be posting links to articles on development, design and other miscellanious information that I find interesting. What follows are the highlights of the links I've recently discovered. I hope you find them as useful as I did.

Design / CSS

uiFaces – like Lorem Ipsum, but for Avatars

CSS Architecture – Good and bad practices


CSS3 cubic bezier tool

Frontend / JavaScript

IE11 changes User Agent to appear as Firefox to avoid legacy IE CSS

What’s the point of promises?

Profiling mobile HTML5 apps with Chrome DevTools

Browser versions are dead

Understanding “Prototypes” in JavaScript

3D bee animation in under 1K

Backend / General Development

New features in PHP 5.5

whoops – a better error handler base/framework for PHP

The art of debugging

PHP 5.3 is now the most popular version despite entering the end-of-life cycle

SourceTree for Windows – a free desktop client for Git

Linux / System Administration

Largest DDoS in history hits 300Gbps as Spamhaus and Cyberbunker battle on (Update)

How KDE’s 1500 Git repositories were almost lost

First targeted attack to use Android malware discovered

OpenSSH 6.2 with AES-GCM and EtM released


If PHP were British

Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol

xkcd: Commented


Google announces open source patent pledge, won’t sue “unless first attacked”

Paypal to drop VMware from 80,000 servers and replace it with OpenStack

Linux Foundation training prepares the International Space Station for Linux migration

Google Glass already facing driving ban as West Virginia preps law

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