The New MaxCDN – Built for Design & Speed | The NetDNA Blog MaxCDN has gone through numerous revisions throughout the years, but we wanted to do something different... really different. After spending months on end mocking up designs, straggling to get content together and peer checked, and dabbling with code to make things just right, the new is finally here, and man is it looking better than ever. // Just Getting Started: Design Like any design process, this took many countless revisions to get just right. The New MaxCDN – Built for Design & Speed | The NetDNA Blog

The Slow Web – Jack Cheng The Slow Web – Jack Cheng One of the better spots to enjoy a bowl of ramen noodles here in New York is Minca, in the East Village. Minca is the kind of place just out of the way enough that as you’re about to get there, you start wondering if you’ve already passed it. A bowl of noodles at Minca isn’t quite as neatly put together as those of other ramen establishments in the city, but it is without a doubt among the tastiest.
Making the web speedier and safer with SPDY Making the web speedier and safer with SPDY In the two years since we announced SPDY, we’ve been working with the web community on evolving the spec and getting SPDY deployed on the Web. Chrome, Android Honeycomb devices, and Google's servers have been speaking SPDY for some time, bringing important benefits to users. For example, thanks to SPDY, a significant percentage of Chrome users saw a decrease in search latency when we launched SSL-search.
Kill the Telcos Save the Internet - The Unsocial Network Kill the Telcos Save the Internet - The Unsocial Network Someone is killing the Internet. Since you probably use the Internet everyday you might find this surprising. It almost sounds silly, and the reason is technical, but our crack team of networking experts has examined the patient and made the diagnosis. What did they find? Diagnostic team: the Packet Pushers gang (Greg Ferro, Jan Zorz, Ivan Pepelnjak) in the podcast How We Are Killing the Internet. Diagnosis: invasive tunnelation.
You only control 1/3 of your Page Load Performance! Application Performance You do not agree with that? Have you ever looked at the details of your page load time and analyzed what really impacts Page Load Time? Let me show you with a real life example and let me explain that in most cases you only control 1/3 of the time required to load a page as the rest is consumed by 3rd party content that you do not have under control. You only control 1/3 of your Page Load Performance! Application Performance
TagSoup home page TagSoup home page Index Introduction This is the home page of TagSoup, a SAX-compliant parser written in Java that, instead of parsing well-formed or valid XML, parses HTML as it is found in the wild: poor, nasty and brutish, though quite often far from short. TagSoup is designed for people who have to process this stuff using some semblance of a rational application design. By providing a SAX interface, it allows standard XML tools to be applied to even the worst HTML.
NekoHTML About NekoHTML is a simple HTML scanner and tag balancer that enables application programmers to parse HTML documents and access the information using standard XML interfaces. The parser can scan HTML files and "fix up" many common mistakes that human (and computer) authors make in writing HTML documents. NekoHTML adds missing parent elements; automatically closes elements with optional end tags; and can handle mismatched inline element tags. NekoHTML

The Rise Of The API, The Future Of The Web The Rise Of The API, The Future Of The Web We Recommend These Resources Last month, Twitter and Facebook made some moves to hide RSS feeds and put focus more on their APIs. There was the typical ranting that followed the news, some in favor of RSS and others not.
As web designers and developers, we love to see how our sites and web apps look and function using a really good browser. It’s true that with the release of IE9, Microsoft has made great progress in the so-called browser wars. And although IE9 is a fast and reliable browser that has pretty good support for CSS3 and HTML5, there are still quite a few missing technologies that we all would like to see in Internet Explorer soon. How do you convince the average web user to switch to a non-IE browser? How do you convince the average web user to switch to a non-IE browser?

Optimizing Page Load Time However, for many sites that reference dozens of external objects, the majority of the page load time is spent in separate HTTP requests for images, javascript, and stylesheets. AJAX probably could help, but speeding up or eliminating these separate HTTP requests might help more, yet there isn't a common body of knowledge about how to do so. While working on optimizing page load times for a high-profile AJAX application, I had a chance to investigate how much I could reduce latency due to external objects. Specifically, I looked into how the HTTP client implementation in common browsers and characteristics of common Internet connections affect page load time for pages with many small objects.

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About gathering web 2.0 personal data into one safer place Everyday web 2.0 application holds our personal data into proprietary servers. While hosting providers could offer dedicated machines, I imagined once that, in a perfect future, I may rent a server for hosting my own personal data and let authorize web 2.0 applications to operate on such data. While reading recently a French paper on semantic web (Le web sémantique ou l'importance des données liées), I have found an interesting idea [from David Larlet] about such dedicated data servers. " Personal data represent currently the value that an application get while offering its service, often a "free" one. In most cases, you can't get back this value without being a geek, then it would be lost in case of policy change, bankruptcy, database crash, etc. Dominique's Weblog
We Recommend These Resources I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I’m saying something really really important has happened for the future of the Open Web. Finally, it looks like there might be a solution to the video codecs and patent encumbered alternatives we have been dealing with. Background About two months ago I wrote What Will Happen To Open Video On The Web? The WebM Video Format – the Saviour of Open Video on the Web? |