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Google has recently increased attention to Web Core Vitals (WCV) - a set of website parameters that reflect user interaction with the site, which measures not only server time, but also render time, visual consistency and visual stability of the page. Some sites have seen as much as 50% hit due to issues with Web Core Vitals! The era when you could build huge and slow pages as long as your server responds fast enough, is gone. Now it takes more than that to optimize the site. As you can see, this site running on Drupal, is close to top scores.
Core Web Vitals is a relatively new concept introduced by Google in it's search algorithm, which adds a new evaluation criteria to the search ranking. The new Core Web Vitals criteria measure how your web site performs, both load time speeds and the rendering speeds. Drupal has always been a very robust and performant system. There is no surprise that it performs so well with Core Web Vitals, making the rest of the popular CMS chase after it. Read the whole article for more details.
In the middle of its life cycle, Drupal 8 introduced in core Media, and for about a year, continued to add functionality until it became usable. Media has a library, allows reusability, and allows adding custom fields to the media entities. Some of the websites I worked with were built with the file_entity module that made the files fieldable, and entity_browser module, which provided a UI library for reusing files. That module combination is incompatible with Media and needed to be dismantled, but not before the functionality got migrated to Media. Here are some thoughts on this process.
Cifar-10 is an image classification subset widely used for testing image classification AI. I have seen lots and lots of articles like "Reaching 90% Accuracy for Cifar-10", where they build complex convolutional neural networks, add data augmentation, and reach 90% to 95%. It's interesting, that when these articles usually show how a CNN (networks) acts without data augmentation, they usually end up somewhere around 75%. But you can, in fact, squeeze more from a CNN without data augmentation by adjusting hyper-parameters better. I got myself up to 83.4%.
Drupal 8 is supported until November 2, 2021. All Drupal 8 sites need to be upgraded to Drupal 9 by then. Drawing from the lessons of hard and painful migration from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, Drupal devs have decided to make the transition from 8 to 9 as smooth as possible. Reading tweets and blog posts it may seem "it's just the matter of running update.php". Is it though? Here are some things you may want to know.
In my early web design days, designers widely user Photoshop, which was the most powerful tool at that time. But it it's power was it's problem - you could easily design something that looked awesome but could not be coded. This gave rise to a new set of tools, first of which was FireWorks, and that finally led to tools like Figma, Sketch, and Adobe XD.