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GraphQL vs REST: Things to Consider

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 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.

JavaScript Follow 114 Followers

React Fiber: A Closer Look at the New Engine of React

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  May 01, 2017

Facebook is working on a completely new architecture underpinning React, their popular JavaScript framework. The new design, dubbed React Fiber, alters how and when changes are detected in order to improve perceived responsiveness on browsers and other rendering targets. React Fiber will be launched in version 16 and should be a drop-in replacement for most React apps.

Cloud Follow 56 Followers

Microsoft Adds Cross-Platform Support for Azure Relay Hybrid Connections

by Kent Weare Follow 7 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.

Web API Follow 112 Followers

W3C Web of Things Working Group Begins Work

by Benjamin Young Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 22, 2017 1

The recently chartered Web of Things Working Group at the W3C has begun its standardization work. The Working Group (WG) was born out of exploration previously done by the Web of Things Interest Group (IG).

JavaScript Follow 114 Followers

Apple Proposes a New 3D Graphics Standard Called WebGPU

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 17, 2017

Apple has proposed a new GPU API for the browser, called WebGPU. Google has another solution called NXT in the development.

HTML5 Follow 18 Followers

Chrome and Firefox Start Warning of Insecure Sites

by David Iffland Follow 3 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.

DevOps Follow 232 Followers

Google Pushing for HTTPS

by Manuel Pais Follow 6 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.

Web API Follow 112 Followers

W3C Web Payments HTTP Specification Working Drafts Released

by Jeevak Kasarkod Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 29, 2016

The goal for the W3C Web payments working group is standardization of the flow, APIs and messages for online payments. These standardizations are meant to be payment method agnostic. On September 15, working drafts for the HTTP API and messages specifications were released for public comment.

JavaScript Follow 114 Followers

Mozilla's Observatory Website Security Analysis Tool Available

by David Iffland Follow 3 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.

JavaScript Follow 114 Followers

NGINX Release Targets Application Security

by James Chesters Follow 1 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.

Web API Follow 112 Followers

Microsoft REST API Guidelines Are Not RESTful

by Abel Avram Follow 4 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 0 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 5 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 1 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 1 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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