Startup Technical Due Diligence Calculator by Point Nine Capital

Trying to analyze the current state of your startup and prepare it to handle the possible troubles, that the future will bring, is not always an easy task. But there are a few resources that can help you do that. One of them is the Startup Technical Due Diligence Calculator, by Point Nine Capital.

This technical calculator consists on a series of questions that will help you identify the current technical state of your startup. And possibly identify a few red flags that could become a bigger problem in the future.

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Upgrading to PHP 7 – Mini eBook by O’Reilly

A couple of days ago, O’Reilly published a free mini eBook from Davey Shafik about Upgrading to PHP 7. This eBook has around 80 pages and is available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF at this link.

 

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“Upgrading to PHP 7” book review:

PHP 7—the most dramatic update to the language in over a decade—has arrived. This O’Reilly report provides you with a short guide to the major changes in this new release, including a revamped engine (Zend Engine 3), a bunch of new features, and lots of language cleanup. You’ll learn about basic language changes, deprecated features, Unicode enhancements, changes in Object-Oriented programming, and other enhancements.

 

The book also covers why it took more than 10 years for the next major version of PHP since PHP 5 – and also what happened to version 6 in the meantime.

Important details regarding changes to PHP 7, include:

– Deprecated features, starting with alternative PHP tags and POSIX-compatible regular expressions
– Uniform Variable Syntax, including consistency fixes and new syntax
– Basic language changes, such as new operators, constant arrays, new functions, and regular expressions
– Expectations and Assertions
– Error handling
– Enhancements to PHP’s Unicode, closure, and Generator features
– Changes in Object-Oriented programming
– Scalar type hints (perhaps the most polarizing and exciting new feature)

– Quoted from daveyshafik.com

Cybersecurity TED Talk – Hire the Hackers!

In this TED talk from 2013, Misha Glenny amuses the crown with his interesting toughs on Hackers and Cybersecurity.

Despite multibillion-dollar investments in cybersecurity, one of its root problems has been largely ignored: who are the people who write malicious code? Underworld investigator Misha Glenny profiles several convicted coders from around the world and reaches a startling conclusion.