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Powering the Internet with Base64

Diving into the mechanics of base64 encoding

Photo by Sai Kiran Anagani on Unsplash

Base64 is ubiquitous on the Internet right now. Sometimes it seems like every request, every URL and every file is being encoded in base64 format! As a programmer, base64 certainly feels like a daily fact of life.

Every time I use base64, I can’t help but wonder how it works. What is the dark magic hiding…




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