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Submission + - IPv6-only hosting won't make sense for years (

rawagajah writes: World IPv6 Day this Wednesday will shake out any bugs for websites running on IPv4 and IPv6 in parallel. However, cloud server provider ElasticHosts points out that IPv6-only websites are still a long way off — they only make sense after access is overwhelmingly IPv6 capable. In the meantime, the market in IPv4 space will presumably only grow, benefiting the IPv4 hogs...

Submission + - Designing great HTTP APIs: it isn't just about XML (

rawagajah writes: With the world moving to web services and the cloud, UK cloud provider ElasticHosts has written an amusing guide to designing a great HTTP API. As so often in computing, it comes down to KISS — but with so many cumbersome XML APIs with massive developer guides out in the wild, that's still advice worth remembering!

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