BootstrapCDN

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BootstrapCDN
Developer(s) Justin Dorfman
Initial release 2012
Stable release
3.0.0
Development status Active
Operating system Cross-platform (web-based application)
Type Free CDN
Website www.bootstrapcdn.com

BootstrapCDN is a free and public content delivery network. Users of BootstrapCDN can load CSS, JavaScript and images remotely, from its servers. Bootstrap uses MaxCDN's global content delivery network, which makes websites using its service resilient to unexpected surges in web traffic.

History[edit]

Twitter Bootstrap[edit]

Twitter Bootstrap was founded by two former Twitter software engineers, Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton as a front end for web development, with templates for forms, buttons and other user interface items. Twitter Bootstrap was open sourced in August 2011. NetDNA (now MaxCDN) launched BootstrapCDN, the free content delivery network aspect of Bootstrap, with a beta launch on June 7, 2012 and a stable launch on July 5, 2012. (Otto and Thornton did not develop BootstrapCDN.)[1] Stanford University, Angry Birds and Gizmodo utilize BootstrapCDN.[2]

Font Awesome[edit]

Font Awesome, a font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap, was incorporated into BootstrapCDN on August 21, 2012. The font offers CSS-friendly scalable vector icons that are CSS-friendly for customization.[3]

As of July 5, 2013—a year after it launched—BootstrapCDN transferred 40.73 Terabytes and served 3.2 billion requests, with 383 changes to its Github repository (git commits). Font Awesome was its most popular requested file with 338,329,273 hits.[4]

Usage[edit]

Developers can access BootstrapCDN's complete CSS and Javascript with the following links

<link href="//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">

<script src="//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Open Source". NetDNA (now MaxCDN). Retrieved Aug 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "BootstrapCDN". BootstrapCDN. Retrieved Aug 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bootstrap 2.1.0 and Font Awesome Support". NetDNA. Retrieved Aug 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Happy 1st Birthday BootstrapCDN". NetDNA. Retrieved Aug 8, 2013. 

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