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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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Social Loginwall Failure

#devops #infosec #HTML5 It is not uncommon today to click an interesting link you see on Facebook only to be confronted by a "social loginwall". If you aren't familiar with that term it's probably because I just made it up t... 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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Back to Basics: The Many Faces of Load Balancing Persistence

Finally! It all makes sense now! Thanks to cloud and the very generic "sticky sessions", many more people are aware of persistence as it relates to load balancing. It's a critical capability of load balancing without which statefu... Read more
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Filling the SLA Gap in the Cloud

#webperf #ado Meeting user expectations of fast and available applications becomes more difficult as you relinquish more and more control… User expectations with respect to performance are always a concern for IT. Whether it's monitoring... Read more
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The API: From Hypertext to Hyperdata

#bigdata The web has gone from integration via hypertext to integration via hyperdata.  A friend shared a recent C|Net article discussing the use of 404 error pages to feature missing children notices. Following links leads to a European... Read more
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The Need for (HTML5) Speed

#mobile #HTML5 #webperf #fasterapp #ado The importance of understanding acceleration techniques in the face of increasing mobile and HTML5 adoption An old English proverb observes that "Even a broken clock is right twice a day.”  A... Read more
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WILS: Moore’s Law + Application (Un)Scalability = Virtualization

#Virtualization was inevitable. One of the interesting side effects of having been a developer before migrating to a more network-focused view of the world* is it’s easier to understand the limitations and constraints posed on networking-based... Read more
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HTML5 WebSockets: High-Speed Infrastructure Integration Bus?

#HTML5 #SPDY Web 2.0 style integration has become the norm with REST and SOA-based APIs – WebSockets may provide the speed and scale necessary to make it the perfect answer to infrastructure integration challenges One of the concerns that arose... Read more
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Total Eclipse of the Internet

#gdi #infosec The power of DNS combined with #bigdata converge in the digital sky to prevent darkness from covering the land of bits and bytes Littered throughout ancient literature and religions is the notion that a total solar eclipse... Read more
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F5 Friday: F5 Application Delivery Optimization (ADO)

#ado #fasterapp #webperf The “all of the above” approach to improving application performance A few weeks ago (at Interop 2012 to be exact) F5 announced its latest solution designed to improve application performance. One facet of this “all of... Read more
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Y U No Support SPDY Yet?

#fasterapp #ado #interop Mega-sites like Twitter and popular browsers are all moving to support SPDY – but there’s one small glitch in the game plan… SPDY is gaining momentum as “big” sites begin to enable support for the would-be HTTP 2.0... Read more
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The “All of the Above” Approach to Improving Application Performance

#ado #fasterapp #stirling Carnegie Mellon testing of ADO solutions answers age old question: less filling or tastes great? You probably recall years ago the old “Tastes Great vs Less Filling” advertisements. The ones that always concluded in... Read more
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WILS: The Many Faces of TCP

#fasterapp Veno. Hybla. CTCP. HSTCP. Fast TCP. Not familiar with these variants? Read on… Anyone who’s involved with web application performance – either measuring or addressing – knows there are literally hundreds of RFCs designed to improve... Read more
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The Four V’s of Big Data

#stirling #bigdata #ado #interop “Big data” focuses almost entirely on data at rest. But before it was at rest – it was transmitted over the network. That ultimately means trouble for application performance.    The problem of... Read more
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The HTTP 2.0 War has Just Begun

#stirling Microsoft takes on Google as the war to win the standard for an overdue overhaul of HTTP starts to pick up steam RFC 1945 – “Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0” – was published in May 1996. In June of 1999, RFC 2616 – “Hypertext... Read more
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Stripping EXIF From Images as a Security Measure

#fasterapp #infosec And you thought FourSquare was a security risk… Mobile phones with great cameras are an awesome tool. Many of these end up on Facebook, visible to friends, family and, well, friends of friends and maybe even the public.... Read more
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Identity Gone Wild! Cloud Edition

#IAM #cloud #infosec Identity lifecycle management is out of control in the cloud Remember the Liberty Alliance? Microsoft Passport? How about the spate of employee provisioning vendors snatched up by big names like Oracle, IBM, and CA? That... Read more
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Oops! HTML5 Does It Again

#HTML5 #infosec A multitude of security-related solutions rely upon the ability to extract and examine mime-objects from web-content. HTML5 may significantly impair their ability to do so. The trade off between security and performance has long... Read more
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Mobile versus Mobile: An Identity Crisis

#mobileThe expansive options consumers revel in creates an identity crisis for IT that is best resolved via context-aware mobile mediation. Back in the days of the browser wars, when standards were still largely ignored and the battle for the... 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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F5 Friday: Domain Sharding On-Demand

Domain sharding is a well-known practice to improve application performance – and you can implement automatically without modifying your applications today. If you’re a web developer, especially one that deals with AJAX or is responsible for... Read more
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Dynamic Attack Protection and Access Control with BIG-IP v11

We try to offer many learning opportunities thru webinars so if there are other topics you’re interested in, there are some links below but also check out the F5 WebCasts page along with DevCentral’s Media site.  We also post video content to... Read more
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HTML5 Web Sockets Changes the Scalability Game

#HTML5 Web Sockets are poised to completely change scalability models … again. Using Web Sockets instead of XMLHTTPRequest and AJAX polling methods will dramatically reduce the number of connections required by servers and thus has a positive... 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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