Why is HTTPS faster than HTTP?

Sam Rueby Web Development 3 Comments

Last weekend I was at Shmoocon, getting my annual fix of hacker-socialness. Unrelated to the conference I caught a tweet from @KatieHaxx: http://t.co/gR97nWuIB1 — Katie (@KatieHaxx) January 17, 2015 And if you go to www.httpvshttps.com you may be as surprised as I was. https was 70% faster than http. If you’re not as shocked as I was you either already understand …

What are Amazon AWS vCPUs?

Sam Rueby Amazon Web Services 0 Comments

I was really surprised to find this. I was trying to get an idea of the difference in performance between my current m1.large instances and the new m3.large instances. First, I used to CPU-Z to see what it detected. Okay we’ve got: An Xeon E5-2650 running at a detected 1.8 Ghz 2 CPU cores with 1 thread each. Next I …

JavaScript: Always Use Triple-equals When Checking Equality

Sam Rueby Uncategorized 0 Comments

I wanted to reblog this because I didn’t realize until recently how important this is and I keep running into it. A Tweet from @dNetGuru ( Farzad E. ) shows an excellent chart of why this is important and not just nit-picking. A good reason to use “===” instead of “==” for equality testing in Javascript http://t.co/aBSXZrpKKn (via: @sdepouw) pic.twitter.com/O3PDEKC5FF — …