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Amazon Makes the Cloud Sticky

Stateless applications may be the long term answer to scalability of applications in the cloud, but until then, we need a solution like sticky sessions (persistence) Amazon recently introduced “stickiness” to its ELB (Elastic Load Balancing)... Read more
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WILS: Why Does Load Balancing Improve Application Performance?

WILS: The Concise Guide to *-Load Balancing WILS: Network Load Balancing versus Application Load Balancing WILS: InfoSec Needs to Focus on Access not Protection WILS: Applications Should Be Like Sith Lords WILS: Cloud Changes ... Read more
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20 Lines or Less #28

What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I ask (almost) every week for the devcentral community, and every week I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be... Read more
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Rip and Replace Won’t Solve Twitter’s (Or Your) Security Problems

The “replace” in “rip and replace” essentially means getting rid of old security problems and replacing them with new ones. Twittergate is (thankfully) behind us but it’s almost assuredly going to be the case that we’ll be rehashing this one for... Read more
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Automatically Removing Cookies

Using network-side scripting to remove client-side cookies @quine overhead an interesting question that he offered via Twitter regarding cookies and BIG-IP. Specifically someone was wondering whether BIG-IP automatically removes cookies from the... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Five questions you need to ask about load balancing and the cloud

Whether you are aware of it or not, if you’re deploying applications in the cloud or building out your own “enterprise class” cloud, you’re going to be using load balancing. Horizontal scaling of applications is a fairly well understood proc... Read more
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9 ways to use network-side scripting to architect faster, scalable, more secure applications

You may recall a recent overview on network-side scripting that described a few uses of this technology integrated with application delivery controllers. With thousands of examples of the uses of network-side scripting it's hard to choose just... 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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4 things you can do in your code now to make it more scalable later

No one likes to hear that they need to rewrite or re-architect an application because it doesn't scale. I'm sure no one at Twitter thought that they'd need to be overhauling their architecture because it gained p... Read more
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The third greatest (useful) hack in the history of the Web

Developers have an almost supernatural ability to workaround restrictions, even though some of the restrictions on building applications delivered via the web have been akin to a kryptonite. Like Superman fighting through the debilitating effects... Read more
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Persistent and Persistence, What's the Difference?

The English language is one of the most expressive, and confusing, in existence. Words can have different meaning based not only on context, but on placement within a given sentence. Add in the twists that come from technical jargon and suddenly... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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20 Lines or Less #9

What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I ask every week, and every week I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be without getting in over your head.This... Read more
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Sessions and Cookies and Persistence, oh my!

At some point (you hope!) it becomes necessary to implement load-balancing for your applications. So you went out and got one, either from a hardware vendor or maybe downloaded a solution, and put it into place. Now you're ready to go,... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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