In this blogpost I argue the case for consigning the term "REST API" to history. In its place we should adopt the terms "HTTP API" and "hypermedia API", which better differentiate two distinctive design conventions for the programmatic interfaces of web services.
Fielding's thesis was a kind of retrospective on the design decisions that led to the World Wide Web — a distributed hypermedia-driven information retrieval system — becoming the runaway success it was.
I've read about Fielding's REST dissertation (never actually read the dissertation itself), but this is an interesting way to think about it. I've tried to explain the ideas behind REST to colleagues before, but I don't think I've ever been successful. Describing it with the Web as an example of the architecture makes it much more tangible.
It's a moot point now, but let's set the record straight
Support for QUIC and HTTP/3 is now enabled by default in Firefox Nightly and Firefox Beta. HTTP/3 will be available by the end of May.
Mozilla plans to remove the Compact Density option from the Firefox browser's customize menu, which allows users to reduce the size of the browser chrome.
I don't understand why #Mozilla is so intent on ruining their users' attitude toward them and Firefox. They're just going to slowly take away every useful feature in Firefox until it withers away to nothing.
A cursory review of all the non-metasearch, indexing search engines I have been able to find.
As jury selection for the Derek Chauvin trial ensues live on TV and the internet, we're all getting a look at survey results of the general public's views on social issues.
The Arizona bill has already gotten farther than a similar one in ND did.
Wow, this is a positive development though I wish they hadn't excluded other devices like game consoles. Hopefully, this bill passes and other states follow suit.
If DIY flashing isn't your thing, refurbished Samsung devices are now available.
This is pretty cool. Now there's at least one viable alternative phone I can buy if my current one reaches its end-of-life. I'm still holding out hope for the #PinePhone and other #nix based smartphones. Getting a convergent Linux onto smartphones that can serve as a daily driver would be killer. But until then it's great that there's a choice that isn't a giant Silicon Valley silo.
The problem with developing front end projects isn’t that it’s harder or more complicated, it’s that you made it harder and more complicated.
Web development did not change. Web development grew. There are more options now, not different options.
You choose complexity. You can also choose simplicity.
The film will be written by Over the Garden Wall's Patrick McHale.
I loved the Redwall series as a kid so this is really exciting. But I can't shake the dread that Netflix will just cancel it after dropping the first half-season and that'll be the end of the series on TV.
Congrats to the Rust team and Mozilla for this milestone! I wonder if Mozilla could further its mission better by being an incubator instead of trying to develop its own products. They could develop technologies and build them into sustainable foundations. I trust Mozilla to think about the right things when starting a new technology, but I'm not so sure about their expertise to develop end-user products.