This tuesday (tomorrow), the traditional Webtuesday will be held at the Liip Zurich office. Pierre Spring will talk about responsive design done responsibly. Liip will sponsor drinks and snacks. It starts as usual at 19:30. We're happy to welcome you.
Some little more info at the webtuesday web page
You may certainly have heard of the
bad things which have happened to Mat Honan. Some hackers deleted almost everything of him. iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Google, hacked his Twitter Account, etc… Almost everything could have been prevented if he had used Google's 2-step Verification. So if you have a Google Account and didn't enable it, go ahead and do it.
PHPCR is an important technology for us at Liip. The most mature content storage implementation to be used with PHPCR is Jackrabbit, which we for example use on liip.ch.
SPDY? SPDY is an “upgrade” to HTTP 1.1 proposed by Google to circumvent some of the shortcomings of HTTP 1.1. It’s one of the canditates for “HTTP 2.0” and is already supported by Chrome and Firefox. It's goal is to make the web experience faster (and more secure).
As you maybe have heard, we won the IKS Semantics UX contest a few weeks ago (see this and this for more details). We of course we're not lazy in the meantime and integrated Apache Stanbol into this editor.
Just a quick note. I uploaded the first build of the Release Candidate 1 of PHP 5.4.0 to php-osx.liip.ch. It works on Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7. See the beta instructions for some info about how to install this. And keep on testing (and filing issues, if you find any)
Since a few days, a complete graphical redesign of our online presence and this very blog is online. While we still use the blog engine of Flux CMS on this blog (we didn't want to change everything at once and delay the going live), the company site at www.liip.ch got a whole new technical foundation as well. It's based of course on Symfony CMF, Jackalope and uses Jackrabbit as storage engine. Eating our own dog food.
As you may have read on this blog, we (together with local.ch) provide a ready-to-run compiled PHP package for OS X (Snow Leopard and Lion) for easy installation over at php-osx.liip.ch.
Fellow Liiper Lukas writes about a "Reverse proxy cache invalidation service" for Varnish and Symfony2. We use that for a big news site, where caching and "on time" delivery of articles is of utmost importance. The service is not done yet, but if all goes well, it will be done with some of Liip's innovation budget and consequently open sourced later.
Now go and read the whole thing, it's a very interesting approach in my opinion.
Many large web services nowadays support 2-step verification to enhance the security for their users. With 2-step verification you have to supply a one-time-token besides your usual username/password so in case someone steals your password it won't help them much, because they don't have (hopefully) the device which provides this one-time-token for you. You may know this from your bank or even enabled it on Google Apps, Facebook or Amazon.