Issue 30 — September 3, 2015
Rolling out Public Key Pinning with HPKP Reporting
Chrome 46 ships with a feature called HPKP reporting, which can help you roll out a stricter form of SSL for your site.
Google To Penalize Mobile Sites Using App Install Interstitials
Google will start penalizing sites that use app install interstitials that hide a significant amount of content on the transition from the search result page.
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog
Will There Be A Distributed HTTP?
Interesting insights and discussion around discussions at July’s HTTP Workshop on ‘distributed HTTP’ - the idea of moving the Web from a client/server model to a more distributed one.
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Google’s Container Engine For Running Docker Containers Now Generally Available
Google’s Container Engine, its service for running and managing Docker containers on its cloud platform using its open source Kubernetes system, is now out of beta and generally available.
The Biggest Image in The Smallest Space
An interesting curiosity. A 420 byte PNG that renders as a 50 gigapixel image. Potentially useful in sanity/stress testing browsers or image processing scripts.
Test All The Things: IPv6, HTTP/2, SHA-2
CloudFlare has unveiled a test server so people can test compatibility of Web clients with IPv4 and IPv6, HTTP/2, and SHA-2 signed SSL.
Getting Started with Docker for Node Apps
A complete from-scratch walkthrough of the process of using Docker to containerize Node apps and then push them up to Docker Hub. It also shows how to run such apps on Azure.
Automating Resource Selection with Client Hints
A detailed look at ‘client hints’ (supported in Chrome 46) which lets the browser send extra hints via HTTP headers as to the sort of images it wants back.
Russia's Wikipedia Ban Buckles Under HTTPS Encryption
Ending support for the RC4 cipher in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft is announcing the end-of-support of the RC4 cipher in Edge and IE 11 with it disabled by default in 2016.
2 TCP Flags and What They Mean
So you’re reviewing a packet capture and you come across the TCP headers with the URG or PSH flags set. Have you ever wondered what they mean?
Dynamic Log Formats in NGINX
DNS User Guide: How does your DNS resolution affect your end users’ experiences?
There’s more to know about DNS besides the fact that it’s important to your website infrastructure, like how and why the quality of a DNS resolution impacts user experiences. Download our eBook for tips and strategies to improve DNS performance.
Catchpoint Systems Inc
Is HTTP/2 Worth The Performance Price of TLS?
“the ‘goodness’ of HTTP/2 should make up for the overhead of TLS and then some in most cases”
The Akamai Blog
Mobile Pages That Are 1s Faster Experience Up to 27% Increase in Conversion Rate
A case study.
Mobile TCP Optimization - Lessons Learned in Production
Some insights into mobile TCP optimization at the telecoms provider level.
Revisiting Webapp Performance on HTTP/2
Advanced Web Machinery
10 Ad Blocking Extensions Tested for Best Performance
iOS 9 Content Blocking Will Transform The Mobile Web
Owen Williams tests an early stage ad blocker for iOS Safari to see how it impacts page load times.
The Next Web
Deis delivers freedom
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CloudSploit: Open Source AWS Security Scanning
A browser-based security and configuration scanner that can detect hundreds of threats on your account.
WebGoat: A Deliberately Insecure JavaEE App for Testing