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How Facebook Improved their iOS App Start Time

by on  Dec 06, 2015

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

by on  Jul 16, 2014

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

by on  Apr 15, 2014

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

by on  Mar 07, 2013

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

by 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.

100 days of IPv4 left

by on  Nov 25, 2010

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

by on  Mar 23, 2010 3

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.

IPv4 Addresses Running Out; Where is IPv6?

by on  Jan 29, 2010 3

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.

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