Topic: http

Trace platform in beta, White House announces AI workshops, and diversity solutions for tech startups—SD Times news digest: May 4, 2016

Today, RisingStack, an enterprise Node.js consulting and development company, announced the public beta program of its SaaS APM solution, Trace. Trace allows developers to automatically localize ongoing issues and debug distributed systems. The tool aims to address some challenges that teams face when working with microservices. These challenges include transaction tracking, monitoring, alerting and visualizing infrastructures. … continue reading

Microsoft’s HoloLens store for developers, Google to index HTTPS pages by default, and Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview—SD Times news digest: Dec. 18, 2015

Microsoft has opened up a flagship HoloLens store for developers in New York. The store will allow developers to try out its untethered holographic computer, HoloLens, and start building HoloLens programs. Developers will have to request an appointment if they are interested in visiting the store. Developers can also sign up for the HoloLens Development … continue reading

Official HTTP/2 specification published

The major HTTP/2 revision to the Web network protocol has been formally finalized with its RFC (Request for Comments) release. HTTP/2, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Version 2, now appears at ref-editor.org under rfc7540, signaling that the specification has reached its definitive version. According to the Internet Engineering Task Force, the organization managing HTTP/2 standardization, once … continue reading

Mozilla moves away from HTTP, Apple confirms tattoo conflict with Apple Watch, and Valve Software’s OpenVR SDK—SD Times news digest: May 1, 2015

Mozilla has announced its plans to move away from HTTP, stating that it is no longer a secure way to protect the Web. The company will focus on new development efforts to secure the Web, and will begin removing non-secure Web features from its browser, Firefox. The first step in Mozilla’s plan is to set … continue reading

Which protocol will take over for HTTP?

Now that the HTTP/2 specification has been formally approved, it seems that the Web has two choices when it comes to replacing HTTP: HTTP/2 or HTTP Secure (HTTPS). HTTPS is a protocol designed to improve encryption and communications across the Web. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with a group of technology organizations and researchers, … continue reading

HTTP/2 specification is formally approved

HTTP’s replacement is starting to make strides. Mark Nottingham, chairman of the Internet Engineering Task Force’s (IETF) HTTP working group, has announced that the HTTP/2 specification has been formally approved. According to Nottingham, the specification is entering the Request for Comments period, the last step before publication as a standard. HTTP/2 is the first significant … continue reading

Google open-sources Cloud Dataflow SDK, proposes marking HTTP as non-secure, adds feature support to Dart

Google has announced the open-source availability of the Cloud Dataflow SDK, allowing developers to integrate their apps with the Dataflow-managed data processing service. Google software engineer Sam McVeety made the announcement in a blog post detailing how developers now have the capability to begin porting Dataflow to other languages and execution environments, and they can … 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

Proxygen: Facebook’s C++ HTTP framework

Facebook today has open-sourced a collection of C++ HTTP libraries and an HTTP server that it calls Proxygen. According to a blog post from Facebook software engineers Alan Frindell and Daniel Sommermann, Proxygen is not designed to replace the C-based Apache or Nginx HTTP servers, but rather to build a high-performance C++ HTTP framework with … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: PerfMap This front-end performance heat map from Mark Zeman is a bookmarklet to of resources loaded in the browser using the Resource Timing API. Once installed, the bookmarklet overlays a performance heatmap over the web page to indicate user experience with interactive timing when the mouse hovers over a particular spot. PerfMap is only available on … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 29 2014—Nixie, Universal SSL, Clasp, and Akamai Cloudlets

Nixie: The wearable drone Imagine being able to take a picture while rock climbing, bike riding, hiking, snowboarding and more without having to miss a step. That’s what Nixie aims to do. Nixie is a tiny wearable drone that lives on a user’s wrist and, when launched, can fly around to take photos and videos … continue reading

Java EE 8 components approved by JCP

JSR 366 has been approved. In layman’s terms, that means the various pieces and projects that were planned for release in Java EE 8 have been set in stone and readied for development. JSR 366 is the blanket Java Specification Request for the Java EE 8 platform, but the plan for EE 8 includes many … continue reading

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