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The Evolution of TCP

#sdas #webperf Like everything about the Internet, TCP keeps on changing. In 1974 a specification was developed that would, eventually, launch what we know of as "The Internet." That specification was TCP and though it is often... Read more
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Achieving Scalability Through Fewer Resources

Sometimes it’s not about how many resources you have but how you use them The premise upon which scalability through cloud computing and highly virtualized architectures is built is the rapid provisioning of additional resources as a means to... Read more
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Apple iPad Pushing Us Closer to Internet Armageddon

Apple’s latest “i” hit over a million sales in the first 28 days it was available. Combine that with sales of other Internet-abled devices like the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and other “smart” phones as well as the continued growth of Internet... Read more
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How to Make mailto Safe Again

Using HTTP headers and default browser protocol handlers provides an opportunity to rediscover the usability and simplicity of the mailto protocol. Over the last decade it's become unsafe to use the mailto protocol on a website due to e-mail... Read more
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It’s DNSSEC Not DNSSUX

Whenever keys, certificates, and PKI enter into a security solution’s architecture the solution almost always becomes overly complex. DNSSEC is no exception, but it doesn’t have to be. DNS plays a role in every application on the Internet. It is... Read more
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Your Network is Not My Network

Back in the day when I was actually allowed to write code for customers the pat answer to any code being returned from QA because of problems was a flat “but it works on my machine.” Alright, alright, I’ll be honest; it wasn’t flat at all, it... Read more
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Does a Dynamic Infrastructure Need ARP for Applications?

There’s more than one way to address the rapid rate of change in infrastructure supporting a dynamic environment. We spend a lot of time talking about how software and systems and standards are the ultimate solution to addressing the rapid rate... 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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HTTP Pipelining: A security risk without real performance benefits

Everyone wants web sites and applications to load faster, and there’s no shortage of folks out there looking for ways to do just that. But all that glitters is not gold, and not all acceleration techniques actually do all that much to accelerate... Read more
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4 Reasons We Must Redefine Web Application Security

Mike Fratto loves to tweak my nose about web application security. He’s been doing it for years, so it’s (d)evolved to a pretty standard set of arguments. But after he tweaked the debate again in a tweet, I got to thinking that part of the problem... Read more
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I am in your HTTP headers, attacking your application

Zero-day IE exploits and general mass SQL injection attacks often overshadow potentially more dangerous exploits targeting lesser known applications and attack vectors. These exploits are potentially more dangerous because once proven through a... Read more
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HttpFox: The Firefox add-on you can't live without

Whether you're a network architect, a web developer, or a web administrator there's one tool that's a must have in your troubleshooting toolbox: a protocol analyzer. Like many network focused folks, I traditionally rely upon ethereal... Read more
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Support, Social Technology, and Trust

As Don mentioned earlier this week, we took the plunge and entered Forrester's Groundswell contest. To me, I believe this is the ultimate testament to what you, the community, are doing on DevCentral everyday (check out this page - it's... Read more
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