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Snippet #7: OWASP Useful HTTP Headers

If you develop and deploy web applications then security is on your mind.  When I want to understand a web security topic I go to OWASP.org, a community dedicated to enabling the world to create trustworthy web applications. One of my... Read more
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Node.js ABC’s - F is for Functions

JavaScript, and thus Node.js, is at it's heart a functional programming language.  Functions are fully typed objects that can be modified, extended, and used as data objects.  A function is a block of code designed to perform a... Read more
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F5 Friday: An On-Demand Turing Test

Detecting bots requires more than a simple USER_AGENT check today… Anyone who’s taken an artificial intelligence class in college or grad school knows all about the Turing Test. If you aren’t familiar with the concept, it was a “test proposed... Read more
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The XML Security Relay Race

A recent tweet about a free, Linux-based XML Security suite reminded me that we do not opine on the subject of XML security and its importance enough. SOA has certainly been dethroned as the technology darling du jour by cloud computing and... Read more
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The XML Security Relay Race

A recent tweet about a free, Linux-based XML Security suite reminded me that we do not opine on the subject of XML security and its importance enough. SOA has certainly been dethroned as the technology darling du jour by cloud computing and... Read more
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Facepalm: Google Wave Choice of XMPP Not the Death of HTTP

Google didn’t kill HTTP. Neither did Colonel Mustard or Professor Plum. In fact, HTTP is still very much alive. Okay, folks, it’s time to stop declaring the death of protocols/technologies prematurely. Please? Especially when such proclamations... Read more
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The Great Client-Server Architecture Myth

The webification of applications over the years has led to the belief that client-server as an architecture is dying. But very few beliefs about architecture have been further from the truth. The belief that client-server was dying - or at least... Read more
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PowerShell ABC's - J is for JavaScript

Welcome to this addition of the PowerShell ABC's where you'll find 26 posts detailing a component of the PowerShell scripting language, one letter at a time.  Today's letter is the letter "J".  Bet you thought I wa... Read more
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Why Flash can't win the Web application war

As an application delivery solution provider focused on securing, accelerating, and optimizing web applications, we pay a lot of attention to web application development trends. Languages, environments, and technologies are all of significant... Read more
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Acceleration ABCs - J is for JavaScript

JavaScript has been a fixture in web applications for many years now and it can have a serious impact in the performance of a web page.  First off JavaScript (js) is just text so these files can benefit significantly from compression. ... Read more
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Understanding network-side scripting

We all understand the lines in the sand (or the architectural diagram) that separate client-side scripting from server-side scripting. It's very clear that client-side scripting, e.g. JavaScript, VBScript, ActionScript, executes on the client... Read more
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Firebug: The Firefox add-on everybody else says I can't live without

After proclaiming very publicly that I loved HttpFox and everyone Related Posts should have it there were many comments regarding Firebug, including some that came via e-mail. I've used Firebug ... Read more
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Why it's so hard to secure JavaScript

The discussion yesterday on JavaScript and security got me thinking about why it is that there are no good options other than script management add-ons like NoScript for securing JavaScript. I... Read more
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A Billion More Laughs: The JavaScript hack that acts like an XML attack

Don is off in Lowell working on a project with our ARX folks so I was working late last night (finishing my daily read of the Internet) and ended up reading Scott Hanselman's discussion of threads versus processes in Chrome and IE8. It was a... Read more
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Google Chrome - Review

Seeing how I haven't installed any beta software lately (yeah right), I figured I jump in with everyone else on the net and see what's up with Google's new entry in the browser market.  If you haven't heard about Chrome yet... Read more
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Working around client-side limitations on custom HTTP headers

One of the most well-kept secrets in technology is the extensibility of HTTP. It's one of the reasons it became the de facto application transport protocol and it was instrumental in getting SOAP off the ground before SOAP 1.2 and WS-I Basic... Read more
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I Love Jack Daniels!

Truth be told, I'm actually a huge tequila fan, but this was too good not to pass along. One of my co-workers shared with me a beautifully formatted and quite comprehensive Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet.  (I was too busy drooling over... Read more
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How do you stop psd5c4fpsd3a4epsd227?

By now you've certainly heard about the "zero day" Adobe Flash player exploit. If not, you can read a bit about it here and here. What appears to be going on is similar to how other exploits and malware become quickly propagated... Read more
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DevCentral, Bill Gates, and iRules

Your first question after seeing the title of this post is probably something like: What the heck does iRules have to do with Bill Gates? I'll get to that... First, take a look at the map overlay of the users of DevCentral that I took a whi... Read more
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Follow up: Speeding Up JavaScript

Diving more deeply into the issue of speeding up JavaScript and the load balancing question, Scott Conroy points out: The single URL strategy has a major downside, though it is certainly cleaner than having to deal with many URLs. Since HTTP 1.1... Read more
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Web 2.0 Security Part 5: Strategies to CUT RISK

Over the past few weeks we've examined the issues inherent with Web 2.0 and in particular AJAX-based applications. These issues need to be dealt with, but they should not be considered "show stoppers" to moving ahead with your We... Read more
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Web 2.0 Security Part 3: A MASHup of Problems

This is Part 3 of a series on Web 2.0 Security. A good way to remember things is to use mnemonics, so when you're trying to list the security issues relevant to Web 2.0 just remember this: it's a MASHup. More of... Read more
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