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EdgeCast CDN – yet another CDN alternative, used by Yahoo!, WordPress, LinkedIn, and a few other huge brands.
Just wanted to let you all know that I’ve made a couple of changes recently, which should result in a somewhat faster performance of this site.
Firstly, before the last weekend, I’ve moved all my DNS hosting to Amazon Route 53 service. This should result in faster DNS queries all around the globe and minimize the potential downtimes.
Secondly, I’ve installed and configured the JS & CSS Optimizer WordPress plugin, which now results in much fewer HTTP requests needed to load the page, as well as fewer bytes to be transferred around. I’m still tweaking the settings for this one to see how much I can squeeze out of it, but I already see an improvement.
As always, if you see any issues, please let me know.
HTTP/1.1 just got a major update – somehow I missed this last month.
The IETF just published several new RFCs that update HTTP/1.1:
- RFC 7230: Message Syntax and Routing
- RFC 7231: Semantics and Content
- RFC 7232: Conditional Requests
- RFC 7233: Range Request
- RFC 7234: Caching
- RFC 7235: Authentication
- RFC 7236: Authentication Scheme Registrations
- RFC 7237: Method Registrations
- RFC 7238: the 308 status code
- RFC 7239: Forwarded HTTP extension
These documents make the original specification for HTTP/1.1 obsolete. As a HTTP geek, this is a big deal.
RFC 2616, which was written more than 15 years ago, was the specification everybody has implemented, and I suspect many of you occassionally have used as a reference.
Tools of the Trade – a huge collection of tools (mostly software as a service) for all kinds of web work: development, troubleshooting, project management, testing, emails, etc.
What’s My DNS? Global DNS propagation checker.
marquee – An implementation of <marquee> using web components. All we need now is <blink> and we are back to the 90′s.