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Lightboard Lessons: OWASP Top 10 - XML External Entities

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most common security risks on the Internet today.  XML External Entities comes in at the #4 spot in the latest edition of the OWASP Top 10... Read more
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XML Scripts to deploy 3-Tier Application with Cisco APIC and F5 BIG-IP LTM

As described in a previous article Under the hood of F5 BIG-IP LTM and Cisco ACI integration – Role of the device package , Cisco APIC provides the user with the ability to define a service graph to automate L4-L7 service insertion using F5 BIG-IP... Read more
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The BIG-IP Application Security Manager Part 5: XML Security

This is the fifth article in a 10-part series on the BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM). The first four articles in this series are: What is the BIG-IP ASM? Policy Building The Importance of File Types, Parameters, and URLs Attack... Read more
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You Say Tomato, I Say Network Service Bus

It’s interesting to watch the evolution of IT over time. I have repeatedly been told “you people, we were doing that with X, back before you had a name for it!” And likely, the speaker is telling the truth, as far as it goes. Seriously, while th... 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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Window Coverings and Security

Note: While talking about this post with Lori during a break, it occurred to me that you might be thinking I meant “MS Windows”. Not this time, but that gives me another blog idea… And I’ll sneak in the windows –> Windows simile somewhere, no... Read more
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Useful IT. Bringing Health Record Transfer into the 21st Century.

I read the Life as a Healthcare CIO blog on occasion, mostly because as a former radiographer, health care records integration and other non-diagnostic IT use in healthcare is a passing interest of mine. Within the last hospital I worked at th... Read more
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WILS: Controllers and Gateways

Why these two are very different but complementary technologies Have you ever wondered why one network product is called a “controller” while another seemingly similar in function solution is called a “gateway”? There’s actually a very good... Read more
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Cloud + BPM = Business Process Scalability

Cloud is more likely to make an application deployment more – not less – complex, but the benefits are ultimately worth it. I was a bit disconcerted by the notion put forward that cloud-based applications are somehow less complex than their... Read more
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Restful Access to BIG-IP Subtables

Surely by now you have tasted the goodness that is tables.  No?  Stop now and go read up on the table command.  No, really, right now!  I’ll wait… OK, now that you are a tables expert, it’s clear to you that this is ver... Read more
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The World Doesn’t Care About APIs

Bottles, birds, and packets: how the message is exchanged is less important than what the message is as long as it gets there. I heard it said the other day, regarding the OpenStack announcement, that “the world does not care ... Read more
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Heatmaps, iRules Style: Part2

Last week I talked about generating a heat map 100% via iRules, thanks to the geolocation magic in LTM systems, and the good people over at Google letting us use their charting API. This was an outstanding way to visualize the the traffic comin... Read more
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The New Distribution of The 3-Tiered Architecture Changes Everything

As the majority of an application’s presentation layer logic moves to the client it induces changes that impact the entire application delivery ecosystemThe increase in mobile clients, in demand for rich, interactive web applications, and the... Read more
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GoogleCL Puts Another Tool in the Devops Integration and Automation Toolbox

Google’s latest offering is a hint of things to come and indicates a recognition of devops as a real discipline Interestingly enough devops is comprised of two disciplines: development and operations. The former traditionally solve problems and... Read more
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That’s Awesome! And By Awesome I Mean Stupid

Deep packet inspection is useless when you’re talking about applications Back in the early days of networking (when the pipes were small and dumb) the concept of “Deep Packet Inspection” started to bubble up the network stack. Deep Pac... Read more
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F5 Networks Partner Spotlight - Layer 7 Technologies

Peter Silva interviews Scott Morrison, CTO of Layer 7 Technologies during the 2010 RSA Conference. Part of F5 Networks Partner Spotlight Week at RSA. 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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