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One the new emerging technologies on the web that I have kept my eye is web components.  What are web components?  Web components are a set of standards that allow developers to group styles, markup, and JavaScript into custom elements to then be output in custom tags defined by the developer.  What does all of that mean?  It means that developers can create small bundles of HTML, with CSS, and JavaScript in a modular scope, output it on a page, and not have any of those styles or script behavior leak out into the rest of your page.

In the last three or four Drupal projects I have been involved with it seems that clients are requesting more and more video as part of their content.  Video it seems has become so integrated with how we consume content that it is everywhere.   Sites like VimeoYouTube, and Blip are readily available to stream embedded videos to our site with a simple piece of HTML.  

Yesterday, Wine When Where hit the iTunes store and is now available for download.  The idea of the application is based around the idea that we all like wine in some way shape or form, but you cannot always remember where or when you had that one good wine.  Now you can using Wine When Where, simply pull the app out and snap a photo of the wine, give it a name, a rating, viola, you have now saved your wine to your local repository to view it any time you want.  

Yesterday, a major update to one of my favorite Linux distributions started hitting the public mirrors for download.  After about a month of testing and building, the CentOS 7  general release is up and ready for download.   The current build is only for a desktop environment, but other builds are also on the way for docker, cloud images, and the minimal release.  

This week in San Francisco the 2014 developer conference for Google, Google I/O, took place and there was some really interesting design and development topics that were discussed.  One of the big topics that was discussed was the new L-release for Android.  The new L-release boasts 5000 new developer APIs along with the synchronization of Google's new Material Design.