The Startup
Published in

The Startup

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…

--

--

--

Get smarter at building your thing. Follow to join The Startup’s +8 million monthly readers & +756K followers.

Recommended from Medium

How we processed Wikidata dumps over a Weekend using only shell scripting

Assuring Apple Silicon

How to Study and Pass the AWS Associate Developer Exam

Postgres — Logical Replication and long running transactions

Scaling how we did code review

Hiding Object During the Cutscene!!!

Differences between static and dynamic libraries.

Blackjack Game using Python Classes

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Vickie Li

Vickie Li

Professional investigator of nerdy stuff. Hacks and secures. Creates god awful infographics. https://twitter.com/vickieli7

More from Medium

Hacking and Securing Python Applications

2nd vs 3rd Generation Data Warehouses

Bunch of Reverse Shells: NodeJS

Endpoint Security: The Protection Mechanism of Web Application and Networks