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HyperText Transfer Protocol - a textual system for representing web requests and replies.

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Why is the Apache HTTP Server so complex?

The Apache HTTP server is a fairly large project—much larger than, say, lighthttp or nginx or certainly the "simple HTTP servers" you see floating around in C/C++ tutorials. What is the extra code ...
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ChunkDB to handle high traffic JSON web service? Alternatives?

I am designing a high volume web service which will rely on a central database containing objects of a single JSON type. Currently I am considering using ChunkDB to store the objects and retrieve the ...
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What should a programmer know about IIS and various protocols (tcp, http, etc.) when developing web apps and services, etc.?

Often one of the biggest problem areas for me when developing software (win and web) is some of the more (seemingly) abstract areas like tcp/ip, deploying to IIS and the various configurations, etc. ...
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Applying RESTful design to an entire website?

This all may come across very newbish, but I'm trying to wrap my head around designing a website that is thoroughly RESTful. I understand applying RESTful design to things like Users, Photos, Blog ...
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Where can I learn and understand the complete workings of HTTP headers, so I can implement my own? [closed]

I am looking to learn how to properly use, and implement, HTTP headers. What is the best resource or set of guidelines that I can use? ( especially ranges to detect download managers, etc) ?
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Understanding the stateless internet [closed]

I'm transitioning from being a desktop developer to a web developer, and I'm having trouble understanding why HTTP is stateless. What are the reasons for it? What are some ways a desktop developer ...

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