Topic: akamai

Build environmental sustainability into your development teams

Over the past several years, it’s become not just a cool thing for companies to appear to care about the environment, but a must to show customers what they’re actually doing about it. “Green pledges” have become the norm for a number of companies in order to publicly set sustainability goals and prove to customers … continue reading

Android Things joins Hackster.io, Baidu acquires KITT.AI, and Akamai to host Girls Who Code — SD Times news digest: July 5, 2017

Google is teaming up with Hackster.io to help developers share and learn more about Internet of Things development. Hackster is an online community dedicated to IoT developers. In addition, it showcases IoT projects in order to inspire other developers in the field, and it provides live workshops and design contests to educate and challenge developers. … continue reading

Raspberry Pi Zero W, Mozilla acquires Pocket, and Ansible Tower 3.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 28, 2017

Raspberry Pi is celebrating its fifth birthday with a new variant of Raspberry Pi Zero. The organization announced the Raspberry Pi Zero W with wireless LAN and Bluetooth. Zero W aims to fix problems in the last variant by integrating more functionality into its core. It features the Cypress CYW43438 wireless chip for 802.11n wireless … continue reading

Report: Developers should consider connection speeds, IPv4 exhaustion

Developers might not be impacted directly by new online trends and global connection speed changes, but a recent report by Akamai emphasized the influence the Internet has on developing applications. Akamai, a content delivery network company, released its second quarter 2016 “State of the Internet” report that gathers data on connection speeds and the impact … continue reading

EFF hands out free certs for all

For years, securing your website meant paying a certificate authority for the privilege. But last summer, the Let’s Encrypt Project kicked off, led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It sought to provide a free source of SSL certificates, and as of yesterday, that goal has been met. In the time since Let’s Encrypt began its … continue reading

EFF wants to make HTTPS the default protocol

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with a coalition of tech companies, organizations and researchers, have announced Let’s Encrypt: a new certificate authority (CA) initiative to implement the HTTPS encryption and communications protocol across the entire Web. Let’s Encrypt, which is also backed by Akamai, Cisco, IdenTrust, Mozilla and University of Michigan researchers, is intended as … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Tomorrow’s forecast: Distributed Denial of Service

Malicious agents can crash a website by implementing a DDoS—a Distributed Denial of Service Attack—against a server. So can sloppy programmers. Take, for example, the National Weather Service’s website, which is operated by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. On August 29, the service went down, hard, as single rogue Android … continue reading

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