Issue 3 — February 25, 2015
Do The ChaCha: Better Mobile Performance with Cryptography
CloudFlare has enabled a new type of encryption (technically, some new ciphersuites) on its HTTPS offering which makes things faster for mobile clients. This looks at what’s involved.
Handling Five Billion Sessions A Day – in Real Time
A look at the tech behind a high scale service that handles hundreds of thousands of requests every second.
Font Loading Revisited with Font Events
A look at loading Web fonts in a better performance manner while avoiding the ‘flash of invisible text’ issue which can hide text for seconds.
Introducing Orbit from Brightbox
Orbit is the new highly durable and “Geo-redundant” object store from Brightbox. Files are automatically distributed over multiple devices and multiple UK datacentres. Priced at 5p per GB/month.
Try it now with £20 free credit.
Join the Battle for Net Neutrality
If you’re in the US, a day remains to persuade Congress to save net neutrality.
Battle for the Net
Scaling Kim Kardashian to 100 Million Page Views
recent Kim Kardashian photo? Its publishers knew it’d get a ton of traffic so how did they cope?
Comparing DNS Root Server Performance Around the World
DNS is the first step in many Web requests, but the speed with which you can access a root server varies.
Google Webfonts, The Spy Inside?
A look at the privacy implications of using Google’s popular fonts service.
websocketd: Think CGI, but for WebSockets
websocketd provides programs in all manner of other languages an easy way to become WebSocket enabled.
The SSL Performance Myth and Tips for Making Secure Connections Fast
Firefox 36 Arrives with Full HTTP/2 Support
HTTP Strict Transport Security comes to Internet Explorer
Lenovo Is Breaking HTTPS Security on its Recent Laptops
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Google Launches Cloud Security Scanner for App Engine Devs to Find Vulnerabilities
AWS Cost Explorer Update – More Filtering and Grouping Dimensions
Amazon Web Services
Deploying Go applications to Azure Websites
Through the recently released HttpPlatformHandler, Azure Websites (and, indeed, IIS generally) can host any HTTP-based application, including those written in Go.
Access Private Docker Repos & Mount Volumes in Containers on EC2 Container Service
Amazon Web Services
The Making of Microsoft’s First Official Docker Image
Ahmet Alp Balkan
Web Performance: Past, Present, and Future
Note: The audio isn’t great.
RancherOS: A Minimalist Linux Distribution for Running Docker Containers
H2O 1.0.0: An HTTP 2.0 Server
wsproxy: Websocket Proxy Server written in Haskell
picfit: An Image Resizing Server Written in Go
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