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Debate: Is the Internet Splintering in Pieces?

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 18, 2010 1

The Internet has been considered the medium that unites people all over the world facilitating communication, exchange of ideas and easing the access to information. Some consider that the Internet is departing from its original purpose due to the proliferation of devices which make porting of documents to various platforms difficult.

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HTML5, H.264 and Flash roundup

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 05, 2010 1

Last week, InfoQ published a piece on YouTube offering HTML5 beta for its videos, in H.264 format. Shortly thereafter, Vimeo announced an HTML5 beta as well, also using H.264 as the video codec. However, Mozilla has come out against using H.264, whilst the recent iPad launch has focussed on the H.264 hardware decoding. Has Flash finally met its match?

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ECMAScript 5 released

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 09, 2009

ECMAScript 5 was released this week (pdf), generally known as JavaScript, bringing advances to the basic libraries whilst introducing stricter runtime modes to aid with identifying and removing common coding errors.

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8.8.8.8, A DNS Number for Faster Browsing

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 04, 2009 6

Google is offering two DNS servers for public use, namely 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, in an attempt to further speed up browsing.

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Google Works on a Protocol Intended to Replace HTTP

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 13, 2009 11

Google proposes SPDY, a new application protocol running on top of SSL, a protocol to replace HTTP which is considered to introduce latencies. They have already created a prototype with a web server and an enhanced Chrome browser that supposedly loads web pages twice as fast.

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Intalio acquires Webtide, makers of Jetty

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 02, 2009

Intalio, Inc., the Enterprise Cloud Company, announced the acquisition of Webtide, the team behind the Jetty open source Java application server. Jetty is currently used on millions of web servers, and powers products such as Cisco SESM, Google AppEngine, Google GWT, HP OpenView, IBM Tivoli NetView, Oracle WebLogic Business Connect, Sybase EAServer, and Yahoo! Zimbra.

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Google Calls for a Joint Effort to Speed Up the Internet

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 24, 2009

After open sourcing Page Speed a few weeks ago, Google has launched a web site in an attempt to find ways and push the speed up process of the entire Internet. Google shares research data, web site speed optimization tutorials, recorded presentations, links to lots of performance optimization tools, and a discussion group inviting everyone to share ideas on how to make the web faster.

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Opera Unite Gives the Power Back to the People

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 16, 2009 4

Opera Software, which promised to revolutionize the Internet, has just released the latest version of their browser, Opera 10 Beta 1, incorporating a server technology called Opera Unite allowing users to directly connect to each other to share data and communicate without an intermediary running the necessary services for them.

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REST is a style -- WOA is the architecture.

by Dave West  Followers on  Jun 08, 2009 3

Dion Hinchcliffe discusses Web Architecture and the relationship of REST practices and principles in the construction of a Web Oriented Architecture (WOA). The relationship between WOA and SOA is also explored.

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Presentation: Democratic Political Technology Revolution

by Dave West  Followers on  Jun 01, 2009 1

The state of the art in political technology evolved radically 2004-2008. In 2004, software development in Democratic political campaigns consisted of a few rag-tag hackers taking shots in the dark and building applications. In 2008, political start-ups built innovative social applications that raised nearly 1/2 billion dollars, and elected a President.

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