Web Development

Security Release: Laravel 6.18.35, 7.24.0

**Note: This security patch only affects applications using the `$guarded` property on models. In addition, applications that set `$guarded` to `[]` or `['*']` are not affected by the bug described in this post.** Today we are releasi...

Security Release: Laravel 6.18.34, 7.23.2

Today we released a security patch for Laravel 6.x and 7.x. In previous releases of Laravel, it was possible to mass assign Eloquent attributes that included the model's table name: ``` $model->fill(['users.name' => 'Taylor']); ``` ...

Forge: Load Balancer Methods

Load balancers in Forge are used to distribute web traffic amongst two or more servers and are often used for websites which receive high volumes of traffic.Starting today, you may now choose one of three load balancing methods:Round R...

How to Use a Mind Map in Product Design

Mind maps are essential tools for product designers because they allow teams to organize and visualize their knowledge about users, features, and product design. This helps teams to stay organized and create the best end product for the user. In this ...

Sign Up for the Private Preview of Visual Studio support for Codespaces!

<p>At the Microsoft Build conference, you may have seen our C++ Codespaces demo (at 26:00). We showed several ways Codespaces can improve your C++ development experience, including offloading your builds and other compute-heavy tasks to the cloud. We’ve already been chatting with many you,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/cppblog/sign-up-for-the-private-preview-of-visual-studio-support-for-codespaces/">Sign Up for the Private Preview of Visual Studio support for Codespaces!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/cppblog">C++ Team Blog</a>.</p>

.NET Framework July 2020 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10, version 2004

<p>Today, we are releasing the July 2020 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 on Windows 10, version 2004.<br> Quality and Reliability<br> This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements.<br> ASP.NET<br> – Use FIPS-compliant hashes in ASP.Net telemetry data.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/net-framework-july-2020-cumulative-update-preview-for-windows-10-version-2004/">.NET Framework July 2020 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10, version 2004</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet">.NET Blog</a>.</p>

Forge: Password Protected Paths

We are excited to announce that you can now configure and manage password protected paths within the Forge dashboard.Previously, this had to be done manually by logging into the server and configuring the protection by hand within Ngin...

50 Exceptional Shopify Stores to Inspire Entrepreneurs

There are over one million businesses that make up Shopify. We are lucky to have the chance to share their stories and inspire others to follow their passions and create change through commerce. Here, to offer some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list o...

How to Use a Kanban Board with Product Design Teams

A kanban board is a powerful project management tool. In this article, we review Kanban methodology as well as general guidelines for using a kanban board with design teams. We provide recommendations for best practices, as well as different kanban to...

Learn about the latest .NET Productivity features

<p>The .NET Productivity team (a.k.a. Roslyn) is constantly thinking of new ways to make .NET developers more productive. We’ve been working hard to take the feedback you’ve sent us and turn it into tools that you want! In this post, I’ll cover some of the latest .NET productivity features available in Visual Studio 2019.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/learn-about-the-latest-net-productivity-features/">Learn about the latest .NET Productivity features</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet">.NET Blog</a>.</p>

Developing Your First Shopify App: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

Developing your first Shopify app is exciting and you’ll definitely learn a lot in the process. That said, you are probably going to make some mistakes and experience some setbacks along the way. But what if you had a cheat code that would help speed ...

What is a Design Sprint and Should You be Running One?

There has always been a lot of buzz around the concept of a design sprint, a five-day process for coming up with actionable solutions for your projects. But how exactly do design sprints work, what are the challenges involved, and should you even be r...

Laravel Cookie Security Releases

Today we released several fixes to address a security vulnerability in the framework that we were notified of during the weekend. Application's using the "cookie" session driver were the primary applications affected by this vulnerabi...

Security Release: Laravel 6.18.29, 7.22.2

Today we have released a security patch for Laravel versions 6.x and 7.x. These releases have been released as Laravel 6.18.29 and 7.22.2. All Laravel users are encouraged to upgrade to these versions as soon as possible. Upgrading to...

How to Start a Blog You Can Grow Into a Business

One of the biggest challenges new businesses face is building an audience for their products. This step-by-step guide will take a thorough look at what you need to know to start a blog and grow it into a source of traffic and income. And while our g...

Estatik Simple reached 5,000 active installs!

<p>We are thrilled to share this terrific news today! Estatik Simple has just crossed 5,000 active installs in the WordPress repository! We are very grateful and happy to reach this step. We've managed to build a loyal Estatik user community and we thank everyone! Now we are even more inspired and excited than we've ever [...]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://estatik.net/estatik-simple-hit-5k-active-installs/">Estatik Simple reached 5,000 active installs!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://estatik.net/">Estatik</a>.</p>

Hybrid Blazor apps in the Mobile Blazor Bindings July update

<p>I’m excited to announce we are releasing the Mobile Blazor Bindings July update! This release adds support for building Hybrid Blazor apps, which contain both native and web UI.<br> Hybrid apps are a composition of native and web UI in a single app.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/aspnet/hybrid-blazor-mobile-blazor-bindings-july-update/">Hybrid Blazor apps in the Mobile Blazor Bindings July update</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/aspnet">ASP.NET Blog</a>.</p>

.NET Framework July 2020 Cumulative Update Preview

<p>Today, we are releasing the July 2020 Cumulative Update Preview Updates for .NET Framework.<br> Quality and Reliability<br> This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements.<br> ASP.NET<br> – Use FIPS-compliant hashes in ASP.Net telemetry data.<br> – Addresses an issue where “Unspecified”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/net-framework-july-2020-cumulative-update-preview/">.NET Framework July 2020 Cumulative Update Preview</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet">.NET Blog</a>.</p>

ASP.NET Core Updates in .NET 5 Preview 7

<p>.NET 5 Preview 7 is now available and is ready for evaluation. Here’s what’s new in this release:</p> <p>Blazor WebAssembly apps now target .NET 5<br> Updated debugging requirements for Blazor WebAssembly<br> Blazor accessibility improvements<br> Blazor performance improvements<br> Certificate authentication performance improvements<br> Sending HTTP/2 PING frames<br> Support for additional endpoints types in the Kestrel sockets transport<br> Custom header decoding in Kestrel<br> Other minor improvements</p> <p>Get started<br> To get started with ASP.NET Core in .NET 5 Preview 7 install the .NET 5 SDK.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/aspnet/asp-net-core-updates-in-net-5-preview-7/">ASP.NET Core Updates in .NET 5 Preview 7</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/aspnet">ASP.NET Blog</a>.</p>

Announcing Entity Framework Core EF Core 5.0 Preview 7

<p>Today, the Entity Framework Core team announces the seventh preview release of EF Core 5.0.<br> This release includes a factory to create DbContext instances, the ability to reset DbContext state, Cosmos DB improvements including enhanced support for configuration options and partition keys,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-entity-framework-core-ef-core-5-0-preview-7/">Announcing Entity Framework Core EF Core 5.0 Preview 7</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet">.NET Blog</a>.</p>

Announcing .NET 5.0 Preview 7

<p>Today, we’re releasing .NET 5.0 Preview 7. It’s the second to last of the preview releases (before moving to RC). Most features should be very close to done at this point. Single file and ARM64 intrinsics are two feature areas that are taking the longest time to complete,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-5-0-preview-7/">Announcing .NET 5.0 Preview 7</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet">.NET Blog</a>.</p>

Improving code generation time with C++ Build Insights

<p>Code generation time is a significant contributor to total build time for optimized builds. During this step of the compilation process, source code is passed through several algorithms that transform your program into an optimized version that can be executed more efficiently.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/cppblog/improving-code-generation-time-with-cpp-build-insights/">Improving code generation time with C++ Build Insights</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/cppblog">C++ Team Blog</a>.</p>

Turning Your Passion Project Into a Seven-Figure Business

Brothers Reza and Mehdi Farsi turned their love for biking into a business by launching State Bicycle Company. In this episode of Shopify Masters, Mehdi shares how they market their bikes, coordinate sponsorships, and create limited-edition bikes thro...

Visual Studio Code C++ Extension July 2020 Update: Doxygen comments and Logpoints

<p>The July 2020 update of the Visual Studio Code C++ extension is now available. This latest release offers brand new features, such as the visualization of Doxygen comments and support for Logpoints while debugging (GDB/LLDB), along with a bunch of enhancements and bug fixes.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/cppblog/visual-studio-code-c-extension-july-2020-update-doxygen-comments-and-logpoints/">Visual Studio Code C++ Extension July 2020 Update: Doxygen comments and Logpoints</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://devblogs.microsoft.com/cppblog">C++ Team Blog</a>.</p>