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Netflix Announces Polly.JS HTTP Interaction Library

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 8 Followers on  Jul 20, 2018

Netflix recently announced the release of Polly.JS, an open source library for recording, replaying and stubbing HTTP interactions.

Architecture & Design Follow 2429 Followers

GraphQL vs REST: Things to Consider

by Andrew Morgan Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 08, 2017

At API Days Paris 2016, Arnaud Lauret discussed GraphQL vs RESTful HTTP API’s, outlining their strengths and weaknesses. He concluded that deciding which one to adopt is context dependant, and that are many trade-offs between the two.

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Microsoft Adds Cross-Platform Support for Azure Relay Hybrid Connections

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 01, 2017

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.

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Chrome and Firefox Start Warning of Insecure Sites

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 25, 2017

Starting with Chrome 56 and Firefox 51, browsers will start warning users if they browse a non-HTTPS site that contains a password or credit card input field.

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Google Pushing for HTTPS

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Dec 11, 2016

Google wants to push for HTTPS everywhere with a combination of deprecating existing Chrome features in non-secure sites, as well as new features only supported in HTTPS.

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Mozilla's Observatory Website Security Analysis Tool Available

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 31, 2016

Mozilla has launched their website security analysis tool. Dubbed Observatory, the tool helps to spread information on best security practices to developers and sys admins in need of guidance.

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NGINX Release Targets Application Security

by James Chesters Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 30, 2016

NGINX Plus R10 has been released, with a focus on improving application security, and network integration. The release supports API authentication by validating JSON web tokens (JWT), and improved SSL/TLS performance in production with support for elliptic curve crypto (ECC) certificates.

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Microsoft REST API Guidelines Are Not RESTful

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 21, 2016 10

Microsoft has published their guidance for creating “RESTful” APIs. Roy Fielding calls them HTTP APIs that have little to do with REST.

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Postman 3.0 Releases New Developer Experience - Q&A with Founder

by Jerome Louvel Follow 1 Followers on  Jul 09, 2015

Postman is a popular Chrome application used to test, build, and document web APIs. InfoQ interviewed Abhinav Asthana, the founder and CEO of Postman, about the latest release to give our readers a better understanding of what Postman is, how it was created, why it’s popular with API developers, and what’s new in 3.0.

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Google Will Propose QUIC As IETF Standard

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Apr 22, 2015

Google has recently announced that they will propose their experimental transport layer network protocol QUIC as a IETF Standard. Furthermore. Google has provided the first available figures about the improvements in page load time that QUIC makes possible.

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Firefox 37 Brings Native Playback of HTML5 Video

by James Chesters Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 13, 2015

Mozilla has released Firefox 37, bringing native playback of HTML5 video for Windows, and many security changes.

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HTTP/2 Specifications Approved for Publication

by James Chesters Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 24, 2015

HTTP/2 specifications have been approved for publication, according to the IETF. 15 years after the launch of HTTP/1.1, IETF have gone through over 200 design issues, 17 drafts, and 30 implementations to get the specification approved to be published as standards-track RFCs.

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What is the Web?

by Mark Little Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 07, 2014 2

Mark Nottingham, chair of the HTTP Working Group, asks the question What is the Web? As he mentions, this simple question has some complex and perhaps unexpected answers depending upon your perspective. A common approach would be to say that it has to be rooted in the Web browser, but that has some interesting consequences, not all of which are useful for non-browser stakeholders.

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Heroku’s HTTP API Design Guide

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Aug 29, 2014 4

Wesley Beary, a member of the API team at Heroku, has compiled a list of guidelines for creating HTTP+JSON APIs presented in a condensed form here.

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Continuous Delivery Challenges in Mobile Development

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 14, 2014

Jesper Richter-Reichhelm, Head of Engineering at Wooga, spoke at GOTO Amsterdam 2014 about some of the challenges teams face developing mobile games with a continuous delivery mindset. In particular Jesper stressed how lack of control over the software delivery process on mobile nearly crashed their business.

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