On This Day: December 24th

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The birth of the PNG format and a new version of Ruby. All on today’s On This Day from TEST Huddle.


1995 – The Birth of the PNG FormatPNG-Portable-Network-Graphics

The companies CompuServe and Unisys announce that they expect companies developing software that creates or displays images in the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) to license the technology for a modest fee.  This announcement will result in many software developers threatening to stop using the format altogether. A group established known as the League for Programming Freedom will be particularly vehement in their protest, launching a “Burn All GIFs” campaign.  It was this announcement that leads to the development of the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format which will be released in October  1996.




 2002 – Ruby, ruby, rubyRuby

Version 1.6.8 of the Ruby programming language is released




Images: wikipedia/creativitywindow.com

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