Google turns on native ad-blocking and what it means for advertisers like us

Takeshi Eto On February 15, 2018 Google released version 64 of their Chrome browser which includes a built-in ad-blocker. John blogged about this over on our DiscountASP.NET blog – you can get some more details over on that post including what will be considered “offensive” ads in Google’s ad-blocker.

The notable thing with this new Chrome release is that the Google ad-blocker is ON BY DEFAULT. So by default, Google will be determining what ads you see or not see. And with the Chrome browser marketshare being over 50%, that means eventually half of the browsers out there will have an active ad-blocker.

Orlando Code Camp on March 17th, 2018

John Meeks We’re sponsoring the 2018 Orlando Code Camp on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida.  This year, the Orlando Code Camp has 98 sessions scheduled with 90 speakers and an estimated 600 attendees.  And the event is FREE! If you’re interested in attending, you can register here.

Orlando code camp

What’s Happening with Symantec SSL Certificates?

Michael PhillipsYou may have recently read one of the many confusing or seemingly contradictory articles about the Symantec vs. Google grudge match that’s been going on for some time now. If not, here’s the problem in a nutshell:

Google found a troubling number of bad SSL certificates issued by Symantec – bad meaning they had issued certs for and other high profile domains, but they issued them to people who were not Google, etc. Symantec said they were just test certificates used by internal staff, and they never left their four walls. But the fact remained that the certs were valid and could potentially cause a lot of trouble.

Top 10 Things We Accomplished in 2017

Takeshi EtoAnother year is in the books. Here is my annual Top 10 list of accomplishments for 2017.

  1. Expanded our Private Database offerings
    Back in 2016, we launched Private SQL hosting – a solution for customers to get their own private server with a SQL server installation that is not shared with any other customer.  This database solution is ideal for sites that have large databases, those who need hosting for many small databases, and those who need special customized configuration on their SQL server. In 2017, we expanded our Private Database service to include:

    1. Private MySQL hosting – Your own private server loaded with MySQL.
    2. Private MongoDB hosting – Your own private server loaded with MongoDB, a popular NoSQL solution.

    Private Database Special: we are currently offering 50% off the first month of any Private Database servers. If you are interested in getting your own database server for peak performance and customization, please contact us.

Meltdown, Spectre, and the Processor Problem That We All Face

Michael PhillipsBy now you may have read about an issue affecting Intel, AMD, and other processors, potentially exposing sensitive memory data. Until now, that data has been assumed to be safe, since a program running on a system isn’t supposed to be able to access the memory used by the kernel or core of that system. There are two separate bugs involved, known by the names “Meltdown” and “Spectre.” The bugs affect virtually every device that uses an Intel or AMD processor: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, phones – essentially almost all computing devices made since 1995.

Everleap Sponsors Iowa Code Camp 2017 (Again!)

Calvin WongWe’re big on supported the developer community. The Iowa Code Camp, hosted by CRineta and the Iowa .NET Usergroup, is being held twice this year. We sponsored the first one in July. And we’re sponsoring the next one on November 4th, too!

Iowa Code Camp logo

Everleap Gives Free Hosting for Dallas GiveCamp

Calvin WongEverleap donated 19 free hosting accounts to well-deserving charity organizations for the 2017 Dallas GiveCamp. The event was huge this year! Of course, we’re only a small part of the event. The most valuable donations come from the volunteer developers, designers and project managers. Combined, about $712,000 was donated. Charities include Della’s House of Giving, Go VFF and Seeds to STEM.

SQL Reporting Services 2016 available

Takeshi EtoDue to customer demand, we’ve added SQL Reporting Services 2016 as the latest option for reporting services. Some of the enhancements in SQL Reporting Services 2016 include:

Sponsoring 2017 Southwest Ohio GiveCamp

Calvin WongEverleap is donating ten free hosting accounts to charities participating in the Southwest Ohio GiveCamp, happening on Oct. 20th. Participants this year include the Miami Valley Nonprofit Collaborative, Project SEARCH and the Learning Tree Farm. There’s a ton of work ahead of the GiveCamp team this weekend. Check it out here. We wish them an awesome event!

Southwest Ohio GiveCamp 2017

Everleap Sponsors NYC Code Camp 2017

Calvin WongOctober 14, 2017. One day, 70+ sessions, 500+ attendees, free to attend. The 2017 NYC Code Camp is being held in the brand new Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square. Everleap is a proud sponsor of the event!

Code Camp NYC