Posts about technical issues

A Perfect example of pointless benchmarks

The developers of a web framework written in Apple's Swift language have a set of benchmarks that (surprise, surprise) shows that their framework, modified to use a new (now newish) async library is faster than everything else. Apart from the the usual dangers of micro-benchmarks, there is a lot wrong with the tests.

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When REST and Websockets are a bad idea

HTTP was designed for a specific use case: communication between a browser and a server. The same is true for JSON. Is also often a good idea to use HTTP ports for things like mobile apps because a significant number of people need to use them from networks that block other ports (e.g. when using corporate wi-fi). The problem is that HTTP and websockets are used inappropriately.

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