WhiteSource nabs $35M to track open source code for security vulnerabilities

Open source software — a $14 billion market — has become a cornerstone for building apps and other IT services, with some 97 percent of developers today using using open source components of one form or another in their work. That popularity, however, belies a critical challenge: some of the most ubiquitous …

10 Steps for Optimizing WordPress Site Performance

This article on WordPress site performance is part of a series created in partnership with SiteGround. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. You don’t want a slow website. Potential visitors may leave before your page even finishes loading. And you’ll be penalized in search results, meaning …

The Silver Islands are the best (and sexiest) region in 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey'

Warning: Spoilers for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey ahead. A lot has been written about the epic story of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and it’s true that the main quests of the game span a massive map and take players on a journey that blends myth, mystery, and the requisite boatloads of murder. …

Paperspace scores $13M investment for AI-fueled application development platform

Paperspace wants to help developers build artificial intelligence and machine learning applications with a software/hardware development platform powered by GPUs and other powerful chips. Today, the Winter 2015 Y Combinator grads announced a $13 million Series A. Battery Ventures led the round with participation from SineWave Ventures, Intel Capital and …

Quick Tip: Get URL Parameters with JavaScript

So you want to get a parameter from a URL? URL parameters (also called query string parameters or URL variables) can have lots of useful data including product info, user preferences, link referrals, and more. Let’s get started! Getting URL Parameters Let’s say you have the following url: http://example.com/?product=shirt&color=blue&newuser&size=m Here’s …

In search of ‘Perfect Black’: How new technology has changed how we watch TV

SPONSORED: Presented by LG Electronics When OLED televisions were first introduced to the market, the main selling point of these advanced new displays was color. OLED tech is known for the crisp, clear picture quality it creates (and for the small amount of power it uses while doing it), but …

6 website monetization strategies to turn your site into a moneymaker

Do you want to turn your website into a moneymaker? Perhaps you’re getting ready to launch a new website and want to build in revenue generation from the start. Or maybe you’ve already built a successful website and realize that, hey, you’ve got traffic! Why not monetize it? By applying …

Wluper, a London-based startup building a better conversational AI, picks up $1.3M seed

Wluper, the London-based tech startup building a conversational AI to power domain specific voice assistants, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding. Leading the round is “deep tech” VC IQ Capital, with participation from Seedcamp, Aster, and Magic Pony co-founder Dr Zehan Wang. Founded in 2016 and originally backed by …