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  • Traffic Protocol Analyzer Wireshark Gets its Own Foundation

    The popular open-source protocol analyzer Wireshark has a new permanent home in the form of the Wireshark Foundation, which should provide the means for its further, long-term evolution, says Sysdig, which took over as the project's main sponsor in 2022.

  • Android Cross Device SDK Aims to Simplify Task Handoff and Multi-Device Experiences

    Google has announced a developer preview of its new Cross device SDK for Android, aimed to help developers build cross-device experiences using high-level, intuitive APIs. The new capabilities can be used to create multiplayer games, to carry through productivity tasks across different devices, or to enable group experiences.

  • Network Automation at Fastly

    Ryan Landry, the senior director for TechOps at Fastly, has shared how network automation enables them to manage traffic peaks during popular live-streamed events such as the Super Bowl LIV. Fastly is directly connected to numerous ISPs across the US and tries to keep their live video traffic on these direct paths with their partners to deliver video streams as close to the end-user as possible.

  • Microsoft Adds Virtual Network Support for Azure Firewall Manager, Enables Centralized Management

    In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced Azure Firewall Manager now supports virtual networks. This new capability allows organizations to centrally manage security policies and route management for cloud-based security perimeters based on two network architectures, including secured virtual hub and hub virtual network.

  • Protocols are Important: Martin Thompson at QCon London

    The protocols we use should be studied and practiced more, they are really important in many aspects, Martin Thompson claimed in his presentation at QCon London 2019, where he first looked back at the evolution of mankind and argued that protocols is the most significant human discovery, and then did a critical analysis of the protocols and ideas we use today.

  • A Description of RSocket and Its Communication Model: Robert Roeser at QCon London

    RSocket is an asynchronous network communication protocol where communication is modelled as multiplexed streams of messages over a single network connection. In a presentation at QCon London 2019, Robert Roeser explained the reasons for creating RSocket and the communication model it uses. In the same presentation, Ondrej Lehecka described two use cases, and Andy Shi ran a demo using RSocket.

  • Microsoft Adds Cross-Platform Support for Azure Relay Hybrid Connections

    Microsoft recently announced that their Azure Relay Hybrid Connections service has reached General Availability. The Azure Relay Hybrid Connections service, which is WebSocket-based, complements the existing Azure Service Bus Relay offering which is now being referred to as WCF Relays.

  • How Facebook Improved their iOS App Start Time

    Facebook engineer Natansh Verma explained how they managed to reduce the launch time of the Facebook app for iOS and shave a few seconds off by streamlining their dependencies and using UDP priming.

  • Powerful RakNet Networking Library Open Sourced by Oculus

    The RakNet networking library used in several projects (including Lego Universe, Unity, and Sony Online) has been acquired and released under a modified BSD license by new owner Oculus. This means the library can now be used in a project without cost, offering numerous powerful features.

  • Windows Management Framework 5 Preview Introduces Package Manager And Network Switches Cmdlets

    Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows Management Framework V5 Preview, which includes Windows PowerShell OneGet, a package manager in the spirit of yum and apt-get; a set of cmdlets to manage network switches; and some polishing on Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC).

  • Erlang/OTP R16B Brings Improved Parallelism

    The newley released Erlang/OTP R16B brings several performance enhancements among its new features. Code modules can now be loaded in a non-blocking manner, networking code for ports has been improved, and VM processes have been parallelized.

  • IPv6 to be Widely Enabled on World IPv6 Launch Day

    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.

  • 100 days of IPv4 left

    The number of allocatable IPv4 addresses has dropped below 160 million, leading to predictions that the IPv4 address space will be used up in less than 100 days. What does this mean?

  • OSGi Enterprise Spec 4.2 released

    <p>Today, the OSGi Alliance announced the release of the Enterprise OSGi 4.2 specification, along with the corresponding JavaDoc. Read on to find out what's new in the enterprise spec.</p>

  • IPv4 Addresses Running Out; Where is IPv6?

    This week, the Number Resource Organisation, the official representative of the five Regional Internet Registries and who oversees the allocation of IP addresses, announced that less than 10 percent of IPv4 addresses remain unallocated. If it's not addressed in the near future, the ramifications could be serious for the world wide web.