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April 2023

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HTTP/3 in Practice — HTTP/3

The second article covering my attempt to implement a HTTP/3 server from scratch in Rust. Having looked at the QUIC protocol at length in the previous article, this one sees how HTTP/3 is implemented atop it.

This is the 2nd of the 2 articles that currently make up the “HTTP/3 in Practice” series, the first of which was HTTP/3 in Practice — QUIC.

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13 Apr 2023 at 9:30AM in Software
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March 2023

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HTTP/3 in Practice — QUIC

The first in what I hope will be a series of articles covering my attempts to implement a HTTP/3 server from scratch in Rust. This article outlines my goals and looks at the QUIC protocol on which HTTP/3 is implemented.

This is the 1st of the 2 articles that currently make up the “HTTP/3 in Practice” series.

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25 Mar 2023 at 8:56AM in Software
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July 2022

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.8 - Library Changes

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we continue our look at Python 3.8, examining changes to the standard library. These include some useful new functionality in functools, some new mathematical functions in math and statistics, some improvements for running servers on dual-stack hosts in asyncio and socket, and also a number of new features in typing.

This is the 18th of the 31 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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August 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.6 - Module Updates

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we finish our look at the updates in Python 3.6. This third and final article looks at the updates to library modules in this release. These include some asyncio improvements, new enumeration types and some new options for use with sockets and SSL.

This is the 14th of the 31 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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22 Aug 2021 at 12:56AM in Software
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July 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.5 - Module Improvements

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, this is the fourth looking at Python 3.5. In it we look at the major updates to the standard library which were made in this release. These include various Internet protocol module enhancements, some asyncio features, and some restrictions on regular expression syntax have been lifted.

This is the 11th of the 31 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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April 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.4 - Part 2

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, this one is the second of two covering release 3.4. We look at improvements to the way multiprocessing spawns child processes, various powerful new facilities for code instrospection, improvements to garbage collection, and a lot more besides.

This is the 7th of the 31 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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March 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.3 - More New Features

The second of my two articles covering features added in Python 3.3, this one talks about a large number of changes to the standard library, especially in network and OS modules. I also discuss implicit namespace packages, which are a bit niche but can be useful for maintaining large families of packages.

This is the 4th of the 31 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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February 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.2

Another installment in my look at all the new features added to Python in each 3.x release, this one covering 3.2. There’s a lot covered including the argparse module, support for futures, changes to the GIL implementation, SNI support in SSL/TLS, and much more besides. This is my longest article ever by far! If you’re puzzled why I’m looking at releases that are years old, check out the first post in the series.

This is the 3rd of the 31 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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January 2018

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FTP Considered Painful

After many years of separation I was recently reunited with the venerable old FTP protocol. The years haven’t been kind to it.

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7 Jan 2018 at 9:50AM in Software
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May 2015

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HTTP/2

After eighteen years there’s a new version of HTTP. Having heard comparatively little about it until now, I decided to take a quick look.

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8 May 2015 at 11:52PM in Software
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