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Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
From the early days of computer networking, we’ve used a wealth of protocols and data formats to allow computers to interact and exchange information. With the popularity and ubiquity of the World Wide Web, the range of protocols and data formats has consolidated to primarily focus on HTTP, which implements the request–response model you know from your everyday browsing activities, and a small number of markup notations (mainly HTML, XML, and JSON) as the data-exchange format. These are the commonly ...