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The First Release of WordPress Turns 15 Years Old

The First Release of WordPress Turns 15 Years Old

This Sunday, May 27th, marks the 15th anniversary of the first release of WordPress. Users are celebrating the occasion across the world with huge cakes, cupcakes, memorable photos, parties, and meetups. Now that’s a cake! #wp15 pic.twitter.com/i8lAr4SLsO — WordPress Cape Town (@WPCapeTown) May 24, 2018 To see if there is an event near you, visit […]

WordPress Time Machine

WordPress Time Machine

WordPress Time Machine → This Sunday is when we’re “officially” celebrating that WordPress is 15. (I’m going to a party in Denver, with Matt Mullenweg in attendance.) That’s because it was 15 years ago to the day that the first code was pushed to the fork of b2/cafelog that WordPress is today. Now, WordPress history is […]

Server Issues That Affect WordPress (And What to Do About Them)

Server Issues That Affect WordPress (And What to Do About Them)

It’s a situation that we’ve all been through. You’ve just set up your WordPress page, everything looks great and you’re ready to go live and unveil your awesome website or blog. Instead of loading, you get the following message: Error establishing a database connection WordPress is a slick and intuitive system, but sometimes, errors can happen. And it’s […]

How to Clear Your SiteGround Cache

How to Clear Your SiteGround Cache

One reason we love SiteGround is its comprehensive caching solution, SuperCacher. It sits on SiteGround’s own servers so it’s much faster and better tailored to your site than plugin-based solutions like W3 Total Cache, and so if you’re using it you basically don’t need any other WordPress caching solution. If you’re going to use SuperCacher, […]

SD Times news digest: MIT’s lane-change algorithm, PostgreSQL 11 beta 1, and Oracle APEX 18.1

SD Times news digest: MIT’s lane-change algorithm, PostgreSQL 11 beta 1, and Oracle APEX 18.1

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a new algorithm for self-driving cars. The new lane-change algorithm allows for more aggressive lane changes than the currently available algorithms do and relies on immediate information about other vehicles’ directions and velocities, rather than on statistical models of the environment. “The optimization […]

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Katran

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Katran

While engineers are likely to implement hardware-based solutions for handling network load balance, Facebook’s scale of operation far outweighed the practicality of hardware load balancing, instead requiring the development of a lightweight software solution. The current result of Facebook’s efforts is its latest open-source release, scalable network load balancer Katran. The company’s software load balancing […]

Torque Toons: Solo Programming

Torque Toons: Solo Programming

Of course we have the newest Star Wars film on our mind, but we hope this joke doesn’t sound too forced. Don’t forget to check out our other editorial toons! Doc Pop Doctor Popular is an artist and musician living in San Francisco. As a full disclaimer, he is neither a doctor nor popular. The […]