Issue 107 — March 15, 2017
The Million Dollar Engineering Problem
Outsourcing infrastructure is so easy and instant now, it’s easy to run up huge monthly bills when scaling. Here’s how one startup scaled its AWS costs down $1M per year.
The Google Cloud Platform Takes Big Steps Forward
App Engine now supports Node.js, Ruby, Java 8, Python 2.7 or 3.5, Go 1.8, plus PHP 7.1 and .NET Core. Google Cloud Functions, a serverless platform, is now also in public beta.
Google Cloud Platform Blog
GitLab on Why It's Now Not Leaving The Cloud
Back in November,
GitLab said they were heading for bare metal
but now, they’ve realized they need to stay in the cloud. Here’s the story and why.
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Detecting Bots in Apache and NGINX Logs
The basics of building an IPv4 ownership and browser string-based bot detection script so you can split out potentially automated requests.
Amazon S3 Issuing Refunds for February's Downtime?
Wes Bos notes that he got a 10% refund on February’s S3 bill via AWS’s SLA.
Other evidence here.
Your mileage may vary, but you might as well ask.
Wes Bos on Twitter
flAWS: Learn About Common AWS Mistakes and Gotchas
Through a series of levels you’ll learn about common mistakes and gotchas when using Amazon Web Services.
Driving User Growth with Performance Improvements
After Pinterest proved improving landing page performance increased signups with a hacky prototype, it set about baking in high performance from the ground up in 2016.
Cross-Origin Resource Sharing — A Guided Tour
A look at the same-origin Policy and how you can use CORS to allow cross-origin requests when required.
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Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances Now Offer Instance Size Flexibility
Amazon Web Services
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'24% of Latest Docker Images Have Significant Vulnerabilities'
How does TTL keep content fresh?
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Sending Real-Time Notifications from systemd to Slack
Repartitioning Linux Servers
Improving Linux System Performance with I/O Scheduler Tuning
16 Linux Server Monitoring Commands You Really Need to Know
Spammers Expose Their Entire Operation Through Bad Backups
The Physics of Fast Image Compression
IT Automation Best Practices for Network Engineers and Architects
“automated approaches are sure to bring unmatched flexibility and scalability to the enterprise.”
The New Stack
10 Most Common Reasons Kubernetes Deployments Fail
JWT (JSON Web Tokens) is a Bad Standard That Everyone Should Avoid
Trusted Overlord: AWS Trusted Advisor and AWS Health Notification Aggregator
Tired of navigating for dozens of AWS Web Consoles to check your accounts’ statuses?
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GraphQL Voyager: Represent Any GraphQL API as an Interactive Graph
ctop: Concise Commandline Monitoring for Containers
ipify: A Simple Public IP Address API