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Twitter Open Sources CocoaSPDY

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 20, 2013

Twitter has developed and open sourced CocoaSPDY, a framework for OS X (Cocoa) and iOS (Cocoa Touch) based on the implementation they previously contributed to Netty, updating in the same time their iOS application to use SPDY instead of plain HTTP. Twitter has noticed up to 30% decrease in communication latency, the improvement being more noticeable when an “user’s network conditions get worse.“

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H.265 Codec Standard Has Been Approved

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 26, 2013

The H.265 codec standard, the successor of H.264, has been approved, promising support for 8k UHD and lower bandwidth, but the patent issues plaguing H.264 remain.

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The Future of HTTP and the Controversy over SPDY

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 10, 2012

IETF has discussed the future of HTTP, and the next version is to be using SPDY as a starting point. There is a controversy though: Microsoft claims SPDY is no better than HTTP/1.1 with all optimizations turned on, while SPDY’s inventor says Microsoft’s tests actually confirm SPDY’s advantage in a real world scenario.

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Google and Microsoft Want to Improve HTTP

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 24, 2012 3

Google and Microsoft want to improve HTTP with SPDY and Speed+Mobility. This article reviews both proposals outlining what benefits they bring to the much used Internet protocol.

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The Internet Hall of Fame

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 25, 2012

The Internet Society has awarded a number of 33 pioneers and luminaries for outstanding contribution to the creation and the development of the Internet.

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Netty 3.3.1 Release Supports SPDY Protocol

by Fabian Lange Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 16, 2012

The Netty 3.3.1 release adds support for SPDY protocol, which has been proposed for inclusion in http/2.0, fixes regression of Android support and reduces memory consumption of ZLib compression.

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SOPA, PIPA – Should Engineers Care

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 22, 2012 4

On 18th January, wikipedia.or among other estimated 10,000 web sites stopped their service in order to protest against the US legislation planning to endorse SOPA and PIPA. Software engineers might think, that they are not affected by the legislation, especially if they are outside the U.S., but considering Big Data, Cloud Computing and other trends this could be a rather naive perspective.

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IPv6 to be Widely Enabled on World IPv6 Launch Day

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 18, 2012

Following on from the success of last year's World IPv6 day, in which major organisations such as Facebook and Google enabled IPv6 connectivity for a 24h period, the Internet Society has announced Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Bing) and on World IPv6 Launch Day (6th June 2012) the websites will switch on their IPv6 support and leave it permanently enabled.

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Making Technical Community More Active - 2011 Year-End Review of Baidu Technical Salon

by Huo Taiwen Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 13, 2012

Baidu Technical Salon is a regular offline communication activity hosted by Baidu, planned, executed and implemented by InfoQ. The topics included cloud computing, mobile Internet, big data, log analysis and other current popular topics. This article mainly reviews Baidu’s support for technical community via Technical Salon, community’s feedbacks on these activities as well as a brief plan in 2012

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IEEE’s Hans Karlsson Standards Award 2012 for Paul R. Croll

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 23, 2011

IEEE announced that the Hans Karlsson Standard Award 2012 has been given to Paul R. Croll for dedicated leadership of the IEEE Systems and Software Engineering Standards Committee, and for his diplomacy and collaboration in facilitating the development of a collection of high-quality standards.

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Forrester CEO: The Web is a Software Architecture and the App Internet is the Next Wave

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 09, 2011 1

In his recent presentation at the Le Web 2011 conference in Paris, Forrester Research's Chairman and CEO George Colony claimed that most thinking models about the Internet and the Web are outdated. Moreover, users already seem to be saturated by the Social Network Model. According to Colony, the next real big thing will be the App Internet.

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Twentieth Anniversary of the World Wide Web

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 08, 2011

This weekend represented the 20th anniversary of the announcement of the World Wide Web. The length of a patent is twenty years; had the first server been patented then we would only now be able to innovate on top of one of the cornerstones of today's global economy.

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Mozilla Proposes to Sign-in Only with the Email Address, No User ID or Password Required

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 15, 2011

A new authentication system, dubbed BrowserID, from Mozilla promises to solve the basic authentication needs, but its success highly depends on its adoption.

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Web 3.0 - Cult or Culture?

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 02, 2011 1

In a recent article by Jonathan Strickland for HowStuffWorks the author addresses Web 3.0. This "long anticipated and disruptive new technology" is supposed to increase the possibilities of users and providers. But what exactly is the Web 3.0?

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IE10 Platform Preview 2 Available

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 30, 2011

The IE team has announced Second Platform Preview for IE10. The Preview showcases new IE features like Positioned Floats, HTML5 SandBox, HTML5 Forms, setImmediate API, Page Visibility API, Async Scripts and more. It uses the same HTML5 engine seen in the recent Windows 8 demos.

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