New releases of Blocker and Feed Parser are now available. Blocker 1.3 sports the blocking of 120 more bots than v1.2 did, as well as some new referrers that I’ve just been made aware of over the last week. I’ll be releasing point-point-releases to this as I’m able to analyze more Blocker data from users. Feed Parser 0.6 sports support for RSS 0.9x, RSS 2.0, RSS 1.0 (RDF), and Atom 0.3. Support for RSS 1.0 Modules and OPML is in the works.
Ryan Parman is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, Flailing Wildly, is where he writes about ideas longer than 280 characters. Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.