Weekly roundup 6/6/14
Here is what your friendly dxwers have been reading and sharing this week.
- Beta localgov sites June 2014 – jumoo blog
A handy and interesting list of all the beta, or in-development, sites that local authorities are building and testing with users.
- ICA Presentation: Big Data and Public Opinion
Interesting work on how the big data from social media and other sources can reveal to researchers what the public thinks about current events
A helpful Github repository from the WordPress.com VIP team with loads of documents and presentations that can be shared and reused under a creative commons licence.
- Security is nuanced
WordPress lead dev Andrew Nacin explains why it’s a good idea to have a chat with the developers of software if you think you’ve found a security hole, rather than just immediately shouting about it on the Internet.
- Digesting WWDC: cloudy
Ben Evans provides a great summary of the latest cloud based stuff on its way from Apple.
- Australia wants Drupal-based gov-wide CMS
Simon Dickson reports on Australia choosing the open source Drupal CMS for a pan-government platform. Not WordPress, sadly.