Simon Willison’s Weblog


Tuesday, 18th August 2009

rather baffling finding: POST requests, made via the XMLHTTP object, send header and body data in separate tcp/ip packets [and therefore,] xmlhttp GET performs better when sending small amounts of data than an xmlhttp POST

Iain Lamb # 12:27 pm

It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.

Harry S Truman # 12:20 pm

Caching in ASP.NET with the SqlCacheDependency Class. Interesting cache invalidation concept: set up dependencies between cache entries and tables or rows in the database, then use triggers (which I presume are automatically created for you) to clear your cache. # 12:15 pm

Data Is Journalism: Acquires Everyblock. Congratulations Adrian, Wilson and the team! Brady Forrest reports the acquisition within the larger context of the rise of data-driven journalism. # 12:10 pm

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