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W3C Web of Things Working Group Begins Work

by Benjamin Young on  Mar 22, 2017

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).

Apple Proposes a New 3D Graphics Standard Called WebGPU

by Abel Avram 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.

Chrome and Firefox Start Warning of Insecure Sites

by David Iffland 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.

Google Pushing for HTTPS

by Manuel Pais 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.

W3C Web Payments HTTP Specification Working Drafts Released

by Jeevak Kasarkod 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.

Mozilla's Observatory Website Security Analysis Tool Available

by David Iffland 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.

NGINX Release Targets Application Security

by James Chesters 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.

Microsoft REST API Guidelines Are Not RESTful

by Abel Avram 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.

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

by Jerome Louvel 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.

Google Will Propose QUIC As IETF Standard

by Sergio De Simone 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.

Firefox 37 Brings Native Playback of HTML5 Video

by James Chesters on  Apr 13, 2015

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

HTTP/2 Specifications Approved for Publication

by James Chesters 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.

What is the Web?

by Mark Little 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.

W3C's Latest HTML5 Standard Ignores WHATWG

by Han Xu on  Oct 21, 2014

W3C published a new version of the HTML5 Differences from HTML4 working draft. The latest version describes the differences of W3C HTML5 and HTML4, and a comparison between WHATWG HTML and HTML4 is no longer covered.

Heroku’s HTTP API Design Guide

by Abel Avram 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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