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Working with iControl REST Data on the Command Line

I'm still pretty entrenched in "old school" iControl with the soap interface, but with Colin's new series on the iControl REST interface underway, I thought I'd start taking more than a glance. While Colin's sed-fu in his... Read more
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The Next Evolution of Application Architecture is Upon Us

And what it means to #devops One of the realities of application development is that there are a lot of factors that go into its underlying architecture. I came of age during the Epoch of Client-Server Architecture (also known as the 1990s an... Read more
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Programmable Cache-Control: One Size Does Not Fit All

#webperf For addressing challenges related to performance of #mobile devices and networks, caching is making a comeback.   It's interesting - and almost amusing - to watch the circle of technology run around best practices wit... Read more
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WILS: WPO versus FEO

Understanding web #acceleration techniques and when to apply them We’ve already discussed the difference between acceleration and optimization, so now it’s time to quickly dig into the difference between the two major types of acceleration: WPO... Read more
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Infrastructure Architecture: Whitelisting with JSON and API Keys

Application delivery infrastructure can be a valuable partner in architecting solutions …. AJAX and JSON have changed the way in which we architect applications, especially with respect to their ascendancy to rule the realm of integration, i.e.... Read more
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Et Tu, Browser?

Friends, foes, Internet-denizens … lend me your browser.  Were you involved in any of the DDoS attacks that occurred over the past twelve months? Was your mom? Sister? Brother? Grandfather? Can you even answer that question with any... Read more
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The Real News is Not that Facebook Serves Up 1 Trillion Pages a Month…

It’s how much load that really generates and how it scales to meet the challenge. There’s some amount of debate whether Facebook really crossed over the one trillion page view per month threshold. While one report says it did, another... Read more
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F5 Friday: If Only the Odds of a Security Breach were the Same as Being Hit by Lightning

#v11 AJAX, JSON and an ever increasing web application spread increase the odds of succumbing to a breach. BIG-IP ASM v11 reduces those odds, making it more likely you’ll win at the security table When we use analogy often enough it becomes... Read more
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HTML5 Going Like Gangbusters But Will Anyone Notice?

#v11 #HTML5 will certainly have an impact on web applications, but not nearly as much as hoped on the #mobile application market There’s a war on the horizon. But despite appearances, it’s a war for interactive web application dominance, and... Read more
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Web 2.0 Killed the Middleware Star

Pondering the impact of cloud and Web 2.0 on traditional middleware messaging-based architectures and PaaS.   It started out innocently enough with a simple question, “What exactly *is* the model for PaaS services scalability? If based... Read more
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Infrastructure Scalability Pattern: Sharding Streams

JSON Activity Streams offers some interesting new scalability pattern possibilities via layer 7 (application) switching. One of the most interesting aspects of deploying applications is figuring out how to scale them. There’s many options, from... Read more
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5 Years Later: OpenAJAX Who?

Five years ago the OpenAjax Alliance was founded with the intention of providing interoperability between what was quickly becoming a morass of AJAX-based libraries and APIs. Where is it today, and why has it failed to achieve more prominence? I... Read more
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JSON Activity Streams and the Other Consumerization of IT

The JSON Activity Stream specification could allow the (other and oh so soon forgotten side of) consumerization of IT to make its way into the data center. Remember when I posited that the Next-Generation Management of Data Centers Should be... Read more
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As Client-Server Style Applications Resurface Performance Metrics Must Include the API

Mobile and tablet platforms are hyping HTML5, but many applications are bound to a traditional client-server model, making API performance a top concern for organizations. I recently received an e-mail from Strangeloop Networks with a subject... Read more
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The Stealthy Ascendancy of JSON

While everyone was focused on cloud, JSON has slowly but surely been taking over the application development worldIt looks like the debate between XML and JSON may be coming to a close with JSON poised to take the title of preferred format for web... 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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JSON versus XML: Your Choice Matters More Than You Think

Should the enterprise standardize on JSON or XML as their lingua franca for Web 2.0 integration? Or should they use both as best fits the application?The decision impacts more than just integration – it resounds across the entire... Read more
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JSON versus XML: Your Choice Matters More Than You Think

Should the enterprise standardize on JSON or XML as their lingua franca for Web 2.0 integration? Or should they use both as best fits the application?The decision impacts more than just integration – it resounds across the entire... Read more
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Infrastructure Integration: Metadata versus API

Infrastructure 2.0 requires collaboration. Collaboration requires the ability to communicate. The ability to communicate requires integration. But how that integration will happen may shape the future of infrastructure and network... Read more
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Ruby developers ignore security risks, claim X-JSON header ‘nothing serious’

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905 US (Spanish-born) philosopher (1863 - 1952) This oft repeated quote needs to be tweaked just a bit to be more applicable to... Read more
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SOA isn't dead, but its standards are

The spirit of SOA and its core principles are still very much alive, but we can't call it SOA any more because, well, SOA is (pretty much) officially dead, at least according to folks on the tubes and we all know that if you hear it on the... Read more
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SOAP vs REST: The war between simplicity and standards

SOA is, at its core, a design and development methodology. It embraces reuse through decomposition of business processes and functions into core services. It enables agility by wrapping services in an accessible interface that is decoupled fr... Read more
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