Very nice article by @sogrady on open source & cloud APIs: redmonk.com/sogrady/2… It shows the importance of collaboration on standards for Open Source developers. Not as fun as writing code, but a much needed effort.
Cleaning up my Go MQTT client library: Fluux MQTT Next step: QOS 1 and 2
I am planning some videos on open standards, technologies and software development. If you have some topics you would like me to cover, please, send suggestions :) No promise, but I will consider them.
End-to-end encryption is needed these days for XMPP. I just wish we start thinking about the protocol and flow with server performance in mind. It is needed to be deployed at scale on large domains without being too costly.
Fluux.io is ProcessOne brand new XMPP and MQTT SaaS platform: Introducing Fluux: XMPP & MQTT as a Service
Making good and regular progress on my Data Portability Kit (DPK). Today I have been adding tools to record / mock HTTP requests, properly testing redirect: github.com/processon…
Not totally accurate (LiveJournal never was the Linux of social media) but fun article on LiveJournal history, triggered by George RR Martin moving to his own domain last year: “The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging
Lot of names I had not heard in a long time: LiveJournal, Six Apart, …
Earlier this month, I signed @webfoundation Contract for the web, both for myself and on behalf of @ProcessOne. As @timberners_lee said, we need a better Web.
Taking back control of data is now a trend: Signal v Noise exits Medium
I have been working on making the same move and building tools to help others do the same.
It’s 2019, people start wanting an open Internet back and it feels good.
Interesting tips: Stop writing broken Go libraries
New blog post on how to use rel=“me” attribute to consolidate your online profile, in a decentralized fashion:
I am currently thinking about authentication for a new service.
If you were to use a passwordless authentication mechanism, which one would you choose and why ?
Go is popular for command-line tools, because it makes it easy to cross-compile and distribute software. Gox & Ghr are useful helpers: Distributing prebuilt Go binaries on Github
In my next blog post I show how to download an image from Twitter, using mget to extract Open Graph data: Exploring mget: More fun with Web pages metadata
mget is a simple command-line tool to extract web page metadata as JSON.
In case you had been wondering why we need to duplicate (or event triplicate) metadata in HTML pages: Why are Facebook and Twitter so bad at parsing RDFa metadata?
Programming languages benchmark from an “Energy efficiency” perspective (via Sylvain Wallez): Energy Efficiency across Programming Languages
Benchmarks are just benchmarks, but still, this is an interesting metric.
Here is my new blog post on decentralized Web: Stop using URL shorteners, to help protect the Web, please
Netflix decided to stop growing Apple AppStore fees and to sell direct (for new users for now).
Make sense, as they had been paying about $256 million to Apple in 2018
I have started working on a new project: Data Portability Kit
The goal is to provide a tool to convert online services takeout archives to an open and directly usable format. Already working for Twitter. More services to come soon.
I am looking for good resources on the personal data business. What are the cost involved, value range of profile, depending on the type of data, type of user, etc. I am looking for data to go beyond guesing.
Any good book or article to recommend ?
After more than 2 months using DuckDuckGo, I think I got used to it.
- Switching to Google less and less. I got use to put more keywords in my searches
- Sometimes using Qwant, which is also very nice
Happy with the outcome