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  1. DNS Over HTTPS

    With much of the web switching to HTTPS and at least some people becoming more concerned about privacy, DNS has recently come into the spotlight because it provides an ISP with the ability to monitor which websites a user visits. Multiple mitigations have been proposed - Android for example is going …

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  2. Empty InputStream with Spring MVC

    The other day, I was trying to build a simple batch upload interface for a Java web application running Spring Boot with Spring MVC on Apache Tomcat. But when I tried reading the InputStream in my controller, it was always empty. Fortunately, this turned out to be quite easy to …

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  3. Detecting HTTP/2 Support

    Thanks to Ubuntu 16.04 which includes a fairly recent Nginx version, I have now enabled HTTP/2 on my private server. Of course, I also wanted to verify whether my configuration change had any effect - after all, there is no visible change (except for a little speed-up). One option …

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  4. Migrating to HTTPS

    There's more to migrating a complex site to HTTPS than just enabling TLS in your web server or reverse proxy. All links to embedded resources like style sheets, images, or scripts need to be served via HTTPS and potentially have to be rewritten. In a well-designed site that's not an …

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  5. Let's Use TLS

    I have followed the HTTP/2 specification process closely and I like how the new protocol improves web performance and makes old workarounds obsolete. One drawback of deploying HTTP/2 is that most browser vendors only implement it on top of TLS. Since I've seen a lot of broken TLS …

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  6. Frontend Engineering

    Despite all its shortcomings as a programming language, JavaScript isn't a dirty word anymore. A decade ago, most self-respecting developers would refuse to even touch it, so it was left to web designers and junior developers who spiced up a few HTML pages with dispensable functionality. It's amazing how the …

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  7. Building a Web-Based Java API Search

    From time to time I play with web technologies to keep up with recent developments. While I know my network protocols pretty well, I'm not a frontend developer so I'm pretty useless when it comes to JavaScript or CSS. I believe in learning by doing, so I decided to build …

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