WWW dev

Performing & Preventing SSL Stripping: A Plain-English Primer

https://blog.cloudflare.com/performing-preventing-ssl-stripping-a-plain-english-primer/ Article on SSL security.   It is beyond doubt that it is simply not secure to blindly trust the medium that connects your users to the internet. HTTPS was created to allow HTTP traffic to be transmitted in encrypted form  This blog post presents a plain-english primer on how HTTPS protection can be stripped and

4 website maintenance mistakes to avoid | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/article/17/10/4-website-maintenance-mistakes-avoid?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY  Maintenance is a good idea for every website, but it’s a requirement for websites using open source code. The upside of open source is that everyone can participate. The downside is that means keeping up with everyone’s changes.  Maintenance is a simple process, but there are basic mistakes that many people make at least

JavaScript Is Eating The World

https://dev.to/anthonydelgado/javascript-is-eating-the-world JavaScript and NodeJS are single handedly eating the world of software. Once only thought of as “hipster” technology, NodeJS is quickly becoming one of the most commonly used environments for building web applications. This article has a list of 5 huge companies who have adopted NodeJS for use inside high traffic, high profile production projects.

Make the Web Better for Everyone – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/internet/make-the-web-better-for-everyone The Web has serious problems: peddler of unreliable information, haven for criminals, spawning ground for irrational conspiracy fears, and tool for destructive people to broadcast their violence in real time and with posted recordings But surely you agree that the Web disappoints as much as it delights. Now the hard part—what to do about

Are Facebook and Google the New Colonial Powers?

http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.fi/2017/09/are-facebook-and-google-new-colonial.html?m=1 To qualify as colonial powers, Facebook and Google must effectively limit the choices and power of users, and punish or coerce those who question or resist their power. The phrase that captures this broad narrative is: When an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product. In other words, if you’re not

World Wide Web Consortium abandons consensus, standardizes DRM with 58.4% support, EFF resigns / Boing Boing

https://boingboing.net/2017/09/18/antifeatures-for-all.html In July, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium overruled dozens of members’ objections to publishing a DRM standard without a compromise to protect accessibility, security research, archiving, and competition. EFF appealed the decision, the first-ever appeal in W3C history. 58.4% of the group voted to go on with publication, and the W3C did so today. It

Error 404: A Look At Digital Decay

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/digital-decay/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare The internet is stitched together by an incalculable number of hyperlinks, but much like cells in an organism, the sources and destinations have a finite lifespan. Essentially, links can and do die. Most “link rot” is the result of website restructuring, or entities going out of business and pulling their website offline. This idea

Considerations for styling the < pre > tag – The Media Temple Blog

http://mediatemple.net/blog/tips/considerations-for-styling-the-pre-tag/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=blog&utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_term=linkpreview&utm_content=chrispretag It’s not a trivial amount of effort to get code blocks displaying nicely on a site, but very doable.  This article gives tips how to show program source code nicely on web page: You’ve probably used it. It’s that very special tag in HTML that allows for the white space within the tags to