Problem Details for HTTP APIs
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Problem Details for HTTP APIs
This document defines a "problem detail" as a way to carry machine- readable details of errors in a HTTP response, to avoid the need to invent new error response formats for HTTP APIs.

Pushing Nginx to its limit with Lua - CloudFlare blog
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Pushing Nginx to its limit with Lua - CloudFlare blog
Nginx+Lua is a self-contained web server embedding the scripting language Lua. Powerful applications can be written directly inside Nginx without using cgi, fastcgi, or uwsgi. By adding a little Lua code to an existing Nginx configuration file, it is easy to add small features.

The Tengine Web Server
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The Tengine Web Server
Tengine is a web server originated by Taobao, the largest e-commerce website in Asia. It is based on the popular Nginx HTTP server and has many advanced features. Tengine has been proven very stable and efficient on the top 100 websites, including taobao.com and tmall.com.

Visitor Tracking Without Cookies
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Visitor Tracking Without Cookies (or How To Abuse HTTP 301s) | Scatmania
To illustrate one of the ambiguities in the law, I’ve implemented a tool which tracks site visitors almost as effectively as cookies (or similar technologies such as Flash Objects or Local Storage), but which must necessarily fall into one of the larger grey areas. My tool abuses the way that “permanent” (301) HTTP redirects are cached by web browsers.

The Mongrel2 Web Server Project
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The Mongrel2 Web Server Project
Mongrel2 is an application, language, and network architecture agnostic web server that focuses on web applications using modern browser technologies

Mockjax
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Mock Your Ajax Requests with Mockjax for Rapid Development
The mockjax plugin is a development and testing tool for intercepting and simulating ajax requests made with jQuery with a minimal impact on changes to production code.

This is a sweet piece of Javascript that allows to build frontends on simply configured mock ajax data, speeding up the production pipeline on web projects.
Fast Web Performance Starts with DNS
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Fast Web Performance Starts with DNS
A web page is an ecosystem where multiple objects contribute to the web page content, and as a result to its slowness or even unavailability. Some of the slowness can be due to poor server performance but at times is due to DNS related issues.

PHProxy
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PHProxy | Download PHProxy software for free at SourceForge.net
PHProxy is a web HTTP proxy programmed in PHP meant to bypass firewalls and access otherwise inaccessible resources (i.e. blocked websites). If the server this script is run on can access a resource, so can you!

HTTP cookies, or how not to design protocols
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lcamtuf's blog: HTTP cookies, or how not to design protocols
For as long as I remember, HTTP cookies have been vilified as a grave threat to the privacy of online browsing; wrongly so. That said, the mechanism itself is a very interesting cautionary tale for security engineers - and that will be the theme of today's feature.

URL Design
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URL Design — Warpspire
URL Design is a complex subject. I can’t say there are any “right” solutions — it’s much like the rest of design. There’s good URL design, there’s bad URL design, and there’s everything in between — it’s subjective.