Category Archives: General

These articles are generalist and mostly me rambling about something.

Harhar is now open source!


Harhar uses several open source libraries (JSON.NET, NodaTime and HarNet) and was provided for free (as in “free beer”). I have uploaded the Harhar source code on Github so it is now a free (as in “free speech”) and open … Continue reading

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Introducing Harhar


Sometimes, you need to reproduce a typical HTTP user behavior under load. A typical example is the need to test a proxy with specific rules for specific pages – you need to ensure that applying a given rule won’t kill … Continue reading

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Spirent Launches Avalanche NEXT


TL;DR: Go here. A Brief History of  Time Avalanche When you look back at the history of Avalanche, you realize it was the first ever web testing stateful test tool – that could scale, anyway. It really picked up because it … Continue reading

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HTML5 Is Now A Thing


After many years of debate and development (not sure if more development or debate happened), the W3C finally announced that the HTML5 specification is now feature complete. If you are interested (and that’d be a little sad), the full specification … Continue reading

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FortiGate IPSEC VPN testing with Avalanche


Spirent recently launched the Spirent Test Center C1 small form-factor appliance, and I just received mine. I decided it would be a nice little machine to test the FortiGate 40C  UTM (also a small form-factor device) I just bought for demo … Continue reading

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Why does Facebook want to buy Opera?


The word around the campfire this week-end is that Facebook wants to buy Opera Software. Given the recent high-profile acquisition of Instagram (Facebook.com) for $1B, the whole IPO debacle (Forbes.com), and the release of a clone of aforementioned Instagram, I guess everything’s possible. … Continue reading

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Internet in 2015


The (presumably) marketing department of Cisco just released an amazing image showing what Internet will be like in 2015. We know that it’s growing almost as an exponential rate as more and more devices get connected, each using more and more apps. … Continue reading

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