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High Performance Web: Asynchronous HTTP

Async-What

The secret to building high performance sites which depend on external web services is asynchronous HTTP. The trick to asynchronous HTTP (or anything with the exception of UI) is to avoid callback hell. Enter futures/promise objects. When used correctly they make doing substantial asynchronous IO, relatively straightforward.

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Scheme Relative Urls

It's been a busy few weeks for me at work, we launched our app, were featured in the iPad app store home page, and have been called out in other app store sections since. It's been a wild ride, capped off by a trip to Comic-Con where I ...

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