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LineRate Point Load Balancer provides load balancing services, including HTTP/HTTPS protocol support and application health monitoring. LineRate Precision Load Balancer has these same functionalities, plus programmability through Node.js API, a flexible language with a large library of modules.

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Lori MacVittie
Updated 8/27/2015 by Lori MacVittie

There’s really an unlimited number of ways in which programmability in the network (data path scripting) can solve problems, address risk, and simplify architectures. In the area of DevOps it can be used to facilitate continuous delivery (CD)...

Satoshi Toyosawa
Updated 6/29/2015 by Satoshi Toyosawa

A recent report (June 2015) revealed a web browser's problem with a large favicon [1]: The browser crashes when the size of a favicon is larger than what it expects. A favicon is a small image, say 16 x 16 pixels, that is...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 6/22/2015 by Lori MacVittie

Where you decide to shard for scalability impacts the complexity of the entire architecture. Sharding has become a popular means of achieving scalability in application architectures in which read/write data separation is not only possible, but...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 6/15/2015 by Lori MacVittie

Data center models are changing. A variety of technical trends and business demands are forcing that change, most of them centered on the explosive growth of applications. That means, in turn, that the requirements for application delivery are...

Johnny Schmidt
Updated 6/11/2015 by Johnny Schmidt

If you develop and deploy web applications then security is on your mind.  When I want to understand a web security topic I go to OWASP.org, a community dedicated to enabling the world to create trustworthy web applications. One of my...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 6/8/2015 by Lori MacVittie
5 out of 5 stars

It's all about that architecture. There's a lot of things we do to improve the performance of web and mobile applications.  We use caching. We use compression. We offload security (SSL and TLS) to a proxy with greater compute...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/8/2015 by Jason Rahm

Back in 2006, DevCentral was just a toddler. The great thing about toddlers is they grow like crazy, constantly learning new things and building skills at a rapid pace. Such was the case for us. I was a customer at the time and I got a call from...

Madhu Rajagopal
Updated 6/4/2015 by Madhu Rajagopal

Here at F5's LineRate division we often write about our Node.js scripting engine and its uses cases by way of script examples. But today I am going to describe to you a less talked about feature in our product.

Andrew Ragone
Updated 5/15/2015 by Andrew Ragone

Cloud Bursting and Hybrid Cloud When researching cloud bursting, there are many directions Google may take you. Perhaps you come across services for airplanes that attempt to turn cloudy wedding days into memorable events. Perhaps you'd...

Joe Pruitt
Updated 5/7/2015 by Joe Pruitt

JavaScript, and thus Node.js, is at it's heart a functional programming language.  Functions are fully typed objects that can be modified, extended, and used as data objects.  A function is a block of code designed to perform a...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 8/27/2015 by Lori MacVittie

There’s really an unlimited number of ways in which programmability in the network (data path scripting) can solve problems, address risk, and simplify architectures. In the area of DevOps it can be used to facilitate continuous delivery (CD)...

Johnny Schmidt
Updated 6/11/2015 by Johnny Schmidt

If you develop and deploy web applications then security is on your mind.  When I want to understand a web security topic I go to OWASP.org, a community dedicated to enabling the world to create trustworthy web applications. One of my...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 6/8/2015 by Lori MacVittie
5 out of 5 stars

It's all about that architecture. There's a lot of things we do to improve the performance of web and mobile applications.  We use caching. We use compression. We offload security (SSL and TLS) to a proxy with greater compute...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/8/2015 by Jason Rahm

Back in 2006, DevCentral was just a toddler. The great thing about toddlers is they grow like crazy, constantly learning new things and building skills at a rapid pace. Such was the case for us. I was a customer at the time and I got a call from...

Madhu Rajagopal
Updated 6/4/2015 by Madhu Rajagopal

Here at F5's LineRate division we often write about our Node.js scripting engine and its uses cases by way of script examples. But today I am going to describe to you a less talked about feature in our product.

Andrew Ragone
Updated 5/15/2015 by Andrew Ragone

Cloud Bursting and Hybrid Cloud When researching cloud bursting, there are many directions Google may take you. Perhaps you come across services for airplanes that attempt to turn cloudy wedding days into memorable events. Perhaps you'd...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 4/17/2015 by Lori MacVittie

Choosing between BIG-IP and LineRate isn't as difficult as it seems.... Our recent announcement of the availability of LineRate Point raised the same question over and over: isn't this just a software-version of BIG-IP? How do I know when...

Faruk Grozdanic
Updated 4/1/2015 by Faruk Grozdanic

I recently started writing an application in Node.js that dealt with reading in raw data from a file, did some action on it, then send the data over http connection in HTTP body as multipart/binary. Until now I always dealt with text and strings....

Johnny Schmidt
Updated 3/31/2015 by Johnny Schmidt

As the web became more popular web applications became more complex. When the idea of adding a scripting functionality within a web-browser was conceived the security model assumed certain things about what "secure" interaction between...

Mark Terrel
Updated 3/23/2015 by Mark Terrel

Managing Thousands of Apps As enterprises move toward both public and private cloud models, they dramatically shorten the time for an internal application owner to receive new infrastructure they request.  Typical enterprises often see...

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