Java is the new C++

Back in the early 1990s Java was conceived as an alternative to C++ which would be portable, garbage collected, and easier to learn, but still retaining a C-like syntax to make programmers feel more comfortable migrating to it. There are a variety of reasons why Java became so popular on launch, marketing not being the least of them, and now it’s one of the most popular languages in the world. Perhaps the most popular, depending on which statistics you believe.

An incomplete and probably incorrect guide to HTTP caching

This post is an attempt to provide an easier to follow version of the rules laid out in RFC 2616 §§ 13-14 around HTTP caching and the impact of various HTTP headers on them. Some detail has been simplified and/or omitted to cover only the subset of HTTP typically used by RESTful APIs, as it was research into the blinkbox Web API that led me to write this.


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