There's been a lot of discussion recently about how "Safari is the new IE" (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).I don't want to rehash the basics of that, but I…
Too true, but I don't think Apple, as a company, cares. I think it's clear that Apple doesn't want to cut into their app store revenue.
Image placement on the modern web is highly intentional, helping to communicate the overall purpose of a page or view. This means that nearly every image you declare needs to have an alternate description.
Road testing petite-vue with a simple category filter
We are pleased to announce that Firefox 90 will support Fetch Metadata Request Headers which allows web applications to protect themselves and their users against various cross-origin threats like ...
This blog post shares the results of the first State of WebAssembly Survey, with results from 250 respondents surveyed in June 2021. We find that Rust is the most frequently used and most desired WebAssembly language and many other interesting results
After my post the other day, I found myself reflecting on just how far CSS itself has come in the last 25 years.
This makes me think about the die-hards who are against the Web as an application platform. They always say the Web was intended as a document platform and therefore shouldn't be used for applications. But Fielding modeled the REST architecture on the Web, and he and others working on the initial tech considered it to be a large, distributed application. So by that line of thinking, the Web as an application platform is nothing new. These separate web apps are just sub-features of the World Wide Web application.
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.
April is upon us, and we have a most timely release for you — Firefox 88. In this release you will find a bunch of nice CSS additions.