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Proxy.py – A lightweight, single file HTTP proxy server in Python

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Back in 2014, while working at Appurify Inc.¬†(now Firebase Test Lab) I came across a very interesting problem. To build some context, Appurify enabled mobile test automation on real devices for mobile teams to build better apps. Companies would upload their .apk (Android app) and .ipa (iOS app) files on Appurify servers and configure various test profiles¬†(Network, Memory, GPS etc conditions) to perform wide-scale testing on Appurify mobile devices. This allowed developers to catch bugs and other performance issues on devices they can’t test themselves. In several cases, developers wanted their uploaded (unreleased) mobile apps to communicate¬†with under-development server-side modules […]

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Announcing Jaxl v3.x – asynchronous, non-blocking I/O, event based PHP client/server library

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Jaxl v3.x is a successor of v2.x (and is NOT backward compatible), carrying a lot of code from v2.x while throwing away the ugly parts. A lot of components have been re-written keeping in mind the feedback from the developer community over the last 4 years. Also Jaxl shares a few philosophies from my experience with erlang and python languages. Jaxl is an asynchronous, non-blocking I/O, event based PHP library for writing custom TCP/IP client and server implementations. From it’s previous versions, library inherits a full blown stable support for XMPP protocol stack. In v3.0, support for HTTP protocol stack […]