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How Facebook Made a Universal Open Source Language for the Web

A more flexible alternative called Graph Query Language, developed by Facebook, is spreading fast and has won over companies ranging from GitHub to Audi. GraphQL is heavily inspired by another language called Facebook Query Language, which in turn was based on Structured Query Language, the well-...
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Jack looks at five options to meet your minimal web browsing needs.

5 Minimal Web Browsers for Linux

There are so many reasons to enjoy the Linux desktop. One reason I often state up front is the almost unlimited number of choices to be found at almost every conceivable level. From how you interact with the operating system (via a desktop interface), to how daemons run, to what tools you use, you...
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Envoy and gRPC-Web: A Fresh New Alternative to REST

gRPC-Web is a JavaScript client library that enables web applications to interact with backend gRPC services using Envoy instead of a custom HTTP server as an intermediary. Last week, the gRPC team announced the GA release of gRPC-Web on the CNCF blog after nearly two years of active development....
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These simple steps can go a long way toward improving your online security.

5 Easy Tips for Linux Web Browser Security

If you use your Linux desktop and never open a web browser, you are a special kind of user. For most of us, however, a web browser has become one of the most-used digital tools on the planet. We work, we play, we get news, we interact, we bank… the number of things we do via a web browser far...
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What Is the MEAN Stack? JavaScript Web Applications

Most anyone who has developed web applications knows the acronym LAMP, which is used to describe web stacks made with Linux, Apache (web server), MySQL (database server), and PHP, Perl, or Python (programming language). Another web-stack acronym has come to prominence in the last few years: MEAN—...
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Tim Berners-Lee Introduces "Solid" Decentralized Identity Platform

​Solid is a new decentralized identity platform from WWW Creator Tim Berners-Lee which provides a mechanism for users to own and better control the usage of their data. With several large companies trusted with large amounts of user data, and with several high profile data breaches and misuses of...
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Normalizing Filenames and Data with Bash

URLify: convert letter sequences into safe URLs with hex equivalents. This is my 155th column. That means I've been writing for Linux Journal for: $ echo "155/12" | bc 12 No, wait, that's not right. Let's try that again: $ echo "scale=2;155/12" | bc 12.91 Yeah, that many years. Almost 13...
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Around 62 Percent of All Internet Sites Will Run an Unsupported PHP Version in 10 Weeks

The highly popular PHP 5.x branch will stop receiving security updates at the end of the year. According to statistics from W3Techs, roughly 78.9 percent of all Internet sites today run on PHP.  But on December 31, 2018, security support for PHP 5.6.x will officially cease, marking the end of all...
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A Quick Reminder on HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere! So the plugin says, and now browsers are warning users that sites not implementing https:// are security risks. Using HTTPS everywhere is good advice. And this really means "everywhere": the home page, everything. Not just the login page, or the page where you accept donations....
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How to Build NGINX from Source on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will build NGINX with all available modules in open source version of NGINX and we will use mainline version which is at 1.15.0 at the time of this writing. NGINX (pronounced "engine x") is an open source web server software designed with high concurrency in mind, that can be...
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