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SEO: 3 Paths to Crawlable JavaScript. When complex site technology blocks search engines’ crawl paths, it’s also blocking natural search revenue. But there are ways to make sure your site welcomes search engines rather than locking them out. Read more

FRAMEWORKS: What’s New in Angular 6? Angular Elements allows the provision of web components and the still experimental view engine ngIvy promises unrivalled small bundles. The CLI automates tedious tasks when integrating and updating libraries and can now build npm packages. Read more

MICROSOFT: Announces Support for JavaScript Custom Functions in Excel. Microsoft has announced a major feature for Excel developers. Developers can now run custom functions locally in JavaScript or with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning services to create their own powerful formulas inside Excel. They can use these alongside built-in functions like =SUM or =VLOOKUP. And these new custom formulas are supported on PC, Mac, and iPad, and in Excel Online. Read more

SECURITY: Backdoored Python Library Caught Stealing SSH Credentials. There is an attempt to hide a backdoor in a code library. Te backdoor was found in a Python module, and not an npm (JavaScript) package. The module’s name is SSH Decorator (ssh-decorate), developed by Israeli developer Uri Goren, a library for handling SSH connections from Python code. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems May 2018

IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.

BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.


Programming & Scripting – Daily Tech Update – June 5, 2018

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