Google to Release Squoosh

Squoosh is a browser based image optimization tool
14 November 2018   387

Google talked about the new Squoosh tool for resizing images on web pages. It is distributed open source and available on GitHub. The tool is needed to compress images, change their size and format.

When creating the tool, Google focused on page loading speed. One of its key features is working offline after the first download. Actions with images Squoosh performs in the browser. The application helps to change the standard formats (PNG, JPEG, etc.) to the supported browsers: WebP, MozJPEG, etc. The user can compare the result before and after the change process.

Google published a stable version of the graphic open source format WebP at the end of April 2018. It was first proposed in 2010. This format uses compression algorithms with and without quality loss, and the result is better for the better than JPEG and PNG.

Tiobe February 2019 Index Released

Groove language is in top 20 again; it's popularity increased due to Gradle; Java is 1st
11 February 2019   278

In February, search engine statistics showed that the dynamically typed Groovy language is gaining popularity again. As analysts of TIOBE noted, it was already in the top twenty of the TIOBE index in 2016 on the wave of interest in the Jenkins system for continuous integration. Now it is pushed forward by the Gradle assembly automation system.

TIOBE Februry 2019 Index
TIOBE Februry 2019 Index

More analysts noticed that the language Hack this month entered the top 50, and TypeScript left it (in their opinion, temporarily). Since February last year, Python and C ++ swapped places, and again topped the list with Java and C.