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 Another Genius Move from Microsoft – Acquires GitHub for $7.5 Billion in Stock

The news broke this morning that Microsoft Corp [MSFT] has acquired leading software project collaboration and sharing service GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock. There are a lot of pro and con arguments making the rounds, but we believe this is a good thing for a few very important reasons.

 Blurred Lines: How Open-Source Makes For-Profit Companies Better

When it comes to technology professionals, topics tend to dissolve into the equivalent of existential religious debate. Windows or Linux … Mac or PC … hosting or cloud … Android or iOS … and inevitably, commercial software or open-source? But that’s changing. Because in the long run, the only thing the market wants and the only thing that businesses want if for the technology to work, run fast, be secure, and be easy to use … and even a little entertaining if we can get away with it.

 Navigating the GDPR: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Will Impact Your Business and Your Website … Here’s What You Need to Know

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted by central EU governmental authorities to augment and supersede the previous Data Protection Directive which came into effect in 1995. Chances are, if you are doing business in the EU and your website was created by a professional development team, your website likely follows many of those recommendations already. Importantly, the guidelines of the Data Protection Directive were just that – a set of guidelines.

 Choosing the Best Cloud or Hosting Solution for Your App or Website

We still get asked this question all the time. Once we have helped a customer build their application or website, they want our advice on where they should they put it. It’s a great question, because the “right” answer has changed over time as project requirements and hosting technologies have changed. And even today the answer can be different depending on your individual business needs and the industry that you are in. So, let’s start with a brief overview of the differences between the four broad categories of application and website hosting and then drill down to discover what our go-to recommendation is for most businesses today.

 Why ASP.NET MVC Core Matters for Your Website and Apps

There is a dramatic shift away from developing traditional ASP.NET web applications … and we couldn’t be happier about it. Of course, we’re talking about the surging demand for websites and applications built upon ASP.NET MVC Core. MVC Core is a new development framework from Microsoft that we think is going to impact web app development for years.

 DNN Software Has Been Acquired by ESW Capital – Here’s What You Need to Know

DNN Corp. produces the EVOQ platform and the open-source version DotNetNuke – the most popular Microsoft Windows-based Content Management System (CMS) software. Earlier this week, rumors started circulating that DNN Corp. was about to be acquired. There has been talk and speculation about this kind of thing for years, and it has always been something that the DNN development and user community has kept an eye on. The news just dropped that the rumors were true this time. But rumors are rumors, so let’s talk about what we know so far.

 June 2017 DNN/Evoq and Module Security Summary

The past week has been a bit hectic in the DotNetNuke/Evoq space.  Four confirmed security vulnerabilities were identified that could impact existing installations, one last week and three this week.  Sadly, many sites have already been exploited by these vulnerabilities, adding a bit more urgency to the situation.  Although many people are aware of the situation we have found that not everyone knows what is going on, so we thought it would be prudent to share what we know about the situation.  This information is being shared both on Mitchel's Technical Blog as well as our corporate website.

 Website Security – SSL Is Not Enough

If everything we knew about hackers, ransomware, identity theft, and website security was limited to reports from the major media, no one would ever build a website again. Yes, the internet landscape has its dangers. But the truth of the matter is that the real risk to the vast majority of the websites out there is that they have not been well-maintained, are out of date, or have not implemented basic security measures.

 Introduction to Let’s Encrypt Website Security – Free TLS/SSL Certificates for Everyone

The internet is all about disruption of established business models. But that disruption is not limited to virtual vs bricks-and-mortar businesses. Sometimes – often – internet and web technologies disrupt themselves.

 Welcome to the World of Serverless Computing

May 02, 2017 Mitchel Sellers

In a previous blog post we mentioned Microsoft Azure’s latest announcements for what they call “Azure Functions.” It’s a part of their approach to the trend toward “serverless computing” — a concept taking the place of “big data” as the hot-button topic in internet development circles these days.

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