Daily Digest: Surface Pro Firmware Upgrade, Java and Cyberattacks, Agile and Lean, and more…


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Spammers Buy Chrome Extensions and Turn Them Into Adware: 
Two developers who sold their popular Chrome extensions saw them misused for aggressive advertising
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Microsoft Releases Update to Fix Surface Pro 2 Firmware Problems: 
Microsoft has issued a Surface Pro 2 update to fix glitches introduced by a December firmware release, which reduced battery life and changed how the device went into or out of sleep mode.
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Java Implicated in 91% of Cyberattacks, Says Cisco: 
2013 was the year of the Java exploit.
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Combining an Agile and Lean Approach: 
Several approaches exist to improve software development, among them are agile and lean. Managers have to decide which approaches to deploy in their organization. Approaches can also be combined depending on the problems that need to be solved.
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A Practical Guide to AngularJS Directives: 
This is a great series on the very popular topic of Directives.
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Beyond Bootstrap and Foundation: Frameworks You’ve Never Heard Of: 
While Bootstrap and Foundation are two of the more well-known front-end frameworks, there are other great frameworks available that many of you probably haven’t heard of. In this article I’m going to list some of these so you can consider giving them a try.
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10 HTML Tags You May Not Be Using: 
As a front-end developer you no doubt use HTML constantly and probably feel it doesn’t have any more unknowns. Nevertheless, the way it has evolved (in particular with the advent of HTML5) may surprise you at times.
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Java on Windows Azure: 
In this episode Nick Harris and Chris Risner are joined by Martin Sawicki, Program Manager at MS Open Tech where he focuses on Java on Windows Azure. In this episode Martin gives an overview on how to use Java with Windows
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