apache

  • Google Donates Mod_Spdy To The Apache Foundation

    Google Donates Mod_Spdy To The Apache Foundation

    With mod_spdy, Google brought its SPDY protocol, which by now forms the basis of the next version of HTTP, to the popular and open-source Apache web server more than two years ago. That move undoubtedly helped popularize SPDY (pronounced “SPeeDY”), which is now supported by most popular web servers and browsers. With those goals achieved, Google today announced that it has… Read More

  • Group Led By Google Wants More Speed On The Web, Releases Nginx PageSpeed Module In Beta

    Group Led By Google Wants More Speed On The Web, Releases Nginx PageSpeed Module In Beta

    Google really cares about the web being faster. In 2010 it led a group of contributors in releasing a module for Apache web servers called PageSpeed. Today, the same group has released a version for Nginx, an alternative to Apache, which is also open source and used by massively trafficked sites like Netflix, Hulu, Pinterest, Airbnb, WordPress.com, Zynga, Zappos and GitHub. In alpha… Read More

  • Open Source Search Engine Apache Lucene/Solr Gets Big Update

    Open Source Search Engine Apache Lucene/Solr Gets Big Update

    Today the Apache Foundation released a major update to the open source search engine building tools Lucene and Solr. Version 4.0 adds several new features aimed at making Solr easier to use, more scalable and more customizable. Read More

  • Google’s Mod_Pagespeed Is Now Out Of Beta And Ready To Make Your Sites Faster

    Google’s Mod_Pagespeed Is Now Out Of Beta And Ready To Make Your Sites Faster

    Google just released the first stable version of mod_pagespeed, the company’s open-source Apache module that can automatically optimize your web pages to improve download and rendering speeds. With this release, Google is declaring this tool ready for broader adoption, though it’s worth noting that a number of large hosting providers like DreamHost, Go Daddy and content… Read More

  • Making The Web Faster: CloudFlare Adds Support For Google’s SPDY Protocol

    Making The Web Faster: CloudFlare Adds Support For Google’s SPDY Protocol

    CloudFlare, the fast-growing service that aims to make websites faster and safer, today announced this it starting to roll out support for Google’s SPDY protocol on its network. For the time being, this is just a beta test (you can sign up here), but the company will likely roll this feature out to all of its paying users later this year. Read More

  • LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org: One Year After the Schism

    LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org: One Year After the Schism

    When I first started using Linux, way back in the last century, one of the biggest challenges was the lack of a decent productivity suite of the sort to which every Windows user is accustomed. The only real option was StarOffice, which worked but was unbearably slow to load and cumbersome to use. Sun Microsystems bought StarDivision, the makers of StarOffice, in 1999 and released the source… Read More

  • Developers Prefer GPL, Enterprises Prefer Apache

    OpenLogic, makers of open source license compliance scanning software, have released some stats about open source license proliferation and popularity and it makes for some interesting reading. The big takeaway is that developers generally prefer the GNU General Public License while their enterprise employers prefer the Apache Software License. There are a number of ways to interpret this data. Read More

  • Apache httpd is fifteen years old

    My buddy Rich tweeted a terse message yesterday afternoon: “Happy Birthday Apache Web Server, started 15 years ago today!” I had meant to write up the story then, but forgot it about it. Consider this my “Happy belated birthday” card. Read More

  • Twitter: You Say Transparency, I Say Vulnerability

    We received a number of tips early this morning that the majority of web servers at Twitter was exposing server and load-balancer status information to the public. The status page, which are an (often default) option in the open source Apache web server dump an output of all connections and state information for a particular server. The information is used by administrators to monitor servers… Read More

  • Basic Flaw Reveals Source Code to 3,300 Popular Websites

    A Russian security group has posted a detailed blog post (translation here) about how they managed to extract the source code to over 3,300 websites. The group found that some of the largest and best known domains on the web, such as apache.org and php.net, amongst others, are vulnerable to an elementary information leak that exposes the structure and source of website files. A web surfer is… Read More

  • A pony, for your Friday amusement

    Here’s a little treat for all you Apache admins out there in The Internet: mod_pony. It produces an ASCII art representation of a pony. It would be grand to see ponies proliferate around The Internet today! Read More