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Bag Snatchers, Monzo, and a night of adventure in London.

Fascinating tale of how, through the help of Monzo among other tech, a guy got back his stolen bag.
https://medium.com/@tristanwatson/bag-snatchers-monzo-and-a-night-of-adventure-in-london-d051a3eeb4cb

Introducing code owners

GitHub introduces Code Owners, a neat way of setting who is the go-to person for certain features within an application.
https://github.com/blog/2392-introducing-code-owners

Wildcard Certificates Coming January 2018

Free wildcard SSL is six months away.
https://letsencrypt.org/2017/07/06/wildcard-certificates-coming-jan-2018.html

What’s the difference between utf8 and utf8mb4?

Ever wondered what is the difference between utf8 and utf8mb4 on MySQL? This article attempts to explain why you may want to choose one over the other.
http://www.eversql.com/mysql-utf8-vs-utf8mb4-whats-the-difference-between-utf8-and-utf8mb4/

When to use utf8mb3 over utf8mb4

From the comments of the previous article comes another interesting post explaining when to use utf8 (utf8mb3) over utf8mb4.
http://mysqlserverteam.com/mysql-8-0-when-to-use-utf8mb3-over-utf8mb4/

Introducing Channels: Private Q&A for Your Team

StackOverflow announce 'Channels' for teams that need a dedicated, private space to share knowledge.
https://stackoverflow.blog/2017/07/11/introducing-channels-private-qa-team/

PHP in 2017 - The State of Developer Ecosystem

Jetbrains released the results of a recent developer survey they did with PHP developers.
https://www.jetbrains.com/research/devecosystem-2017/php/

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Tom Houdmont

Tom Houdmont

Tom is a Solution Architect at Box UK. He likes learning about exciting new technologies, solving difficult problems, and promoting teamwork and transparency on his projects.

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