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ICANN now requires email verification for domains.

ICANN’s updated rules(from January 2014) for domains now require email verification. This affects every single generic top-level domains (gTLDs) such as .com, .net, .org, etc. as well as all the upcoming new gTLDs.

If you register a domain, transfer existing domains or change your contact information, you will be required to respond to a verification link. This verification link will ask you to verify your email address, along with your first and last name. Failure to respond to this link within 15 days will take your domain offline.

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Photoshop Blend Modes are now in CSS Blend Modes.

Blend modes from Photoshop have made there way across to CSS. However, not every blend mode from Photoshop is available as of now. The modes that have been implemented include multiply, screen, overlay, darken, lighten, color-dodge, color-burn, hard-light, soft-light, difference, exclusion,hue, saturation, color, luminosity and normal. Blend modes can also be added to Canvas or SVGs.

Blend-mode, background-blend-mode and mix-blend-mode are the three ways in which blend modes can be used.

As of now, like any other cutting edge CSS, browser support is limited, and has been only implemented in the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Opera & Safari.

 

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What is the MEAN stack?

MEAN stands for MongoDB, Express, Angular and Node.

MongoDB is a noSQL database that uses JSON-style documents for data representation, making it ideal for use with Javascript.

ExpressJS is a web application framework  written in JavaScript that is used with Node.js to help boost it up.

AngularJS is JavaScript framework  by Google that allows for complex client side applications and includes two-way data binding.

Node.js is a JavaScript framework that is concurrent and  built on V8’, for easily building fast and scalable web applications.

Combining all 4 of these allows for full-stack JavaScript development.