Category Archives: Web development

Summary of Good REST Api Design

Summary of points about good RESTful API design from below talk: Definition: Representational state transfer (REST) or RESTful Web services are one way of providing interoperability between computer systems on the Internet. REST-compliant Web services allow requesting systems to access … Continue reading

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Tips to make your website run faster

http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html Minimize HTTP Requests Images : CSS Sprites are the preferred method for reducing the number of image requests. Combine your background images into a single image and use the CSS background-image and background-position properties to display the desired image … Continue reading

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Cookie vs Sessions

Both cookies and sessions are available to you as a PHP developer, and both accomplish much the same task of storing data across pages on your site. However, there are differences between the two that will make each favourable in … Continue reading

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Rules of XHTML

Open with proper Doctype and namespace Declare content type using META content element Write all elements and attribute names in lowercase Quote all attribute values Assign values to all attributes Close all tags Close “emtpy” tags with space and slash … Continue reading

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SOAP vs REST

http://spf13.com/post/soap-vs-rest SOAP: – Transport Independant (REST requires HTTP. SOAP can work on HTTP, SMTP, etc) – Built in Error Handling – Only XML – Provides good ACID Transactions. – Exposes pieces of application logic , Exposes operations – Enterprise level … Continue reading

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What is HTTP 404?

A Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 404 error, also commonly known as the 404 Page Not Found error, is a response code indicating that the client was able to reach the desired server but could not find the page or file for which … Continue reading

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Security in web applications

Some common terms in web application security testing: Password Cracking:  In order to log in to the private areas of the application, one can either guess a username/ password or use some password cracker tool for the same. Lists of … Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails – A Hello World

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