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Weekly Tech Roundup for October 14, 2011

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Weekly Tech Roundup

This week’s Tech Roundup includes speeding up your DNS, mobile development charts, and a sneak peek at WordPress 3.3.

Speed Up Your Web Browsing in a Few Clicks: A Brief Introduction to DNS – This is a handy little tool. My results showed the fastest DNS servers for me are the Google servers, which I already use. Good to know I’m already set!

Stripe – This is very interesting to me. It’s a payment system that does not require a merchant account or gateway. As far as I know, it’s the only one that allows direct credit card processing on your website without them. For those that don’t know, merchant accounts are expensive, particularly if you don’t process a lot of transactions (which is why a lot of businesses go with PayPal and Google Checkout for online purchasing). If you’re a developer, especially dealing with ecommerce, you need to check this out!

Mobile HTML5 comparison chart and Mobile Frameworks Comparison Chart – Developing mobile websites? Unless you have this stuff memorized, you need these charts to keep up with what is supported where when it comes to mobile.

A Look Inside WordPress 3.3 – A sneak peek at the upcoming version of WordPress. I think I’m most excited for the new media uploader and the admin tool tips.

The developer’s guide to browser adoption rates – This article has some cool charts illustrating the rate of new browser adoption (within a browser brand – so Firefox users upgrading to the newest version of Firefox, for example). What is most interesting (but not that surprising to me) is that Chrome and Opera seem to have the fastest adoption rate, with Safari and Internet Explorer having the slowest. If you make websites this is very important information to keep track of – of course, in addition to what your site’s users are actually browsing with.

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Have a great weekend!