Bookmarks for October 10th through October 17th

These are my links for October 10th through October 17th:

  • validate.js – “Lightweight JavaScript form validation library inspired by CodeIgniter. No dependencies…“
  • Official Google Blog: A fall sweep – Disappointed at Code Search closing. It’s an odd man out in the mostly focus-on-G+ fall sweep.
  • Microcaching: Speed your app up 250x with no new code – Fenn’s Thoughts – “Microcaching is like an insulation layer for your app – Let’s say your wordpress install (or rails app) can handle 20 requests/sec fairly happily. This is fine, up until the point where you get on HN and Reddit at the same time (greatest day of your life) and right at the critical time, your site collapses spectacularly amidst the deafening snarky jeers of your peers. The idea behind microcaching is to cap the amount of requests that can make it through to your app by letting nginx bear the brunt of your pageviews by caching content for a very small amounts of time (ie: 1 second or less).” Interesting technique; example nginx configuration given and explained.
  • Android-x86 – Porting Android to x86 – “This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform…” Works in VirtualBox, at least.
  • A List Apart: Articles: CSS Positioning 101 – A very clear introduction to CSS positioning.