Issue 131 — August 30, 2017
A Comparison of Linux Container Images
A thorough ‘compare and contrast’ of different approaches taken by Linux distributions commonly used in container images.
The Right Way to Manage Secrets with AWS
Running infrastructure on AWS? Here’s a thorough guide to using Parameter Store to manage your secrets in production.
IPv6 vs IPv4 Performance Revisited
APNIC Labs has
a new tool
that can show the performance of IPv6 relative to IPv4 at both a country-by-country and network-by-network level.
Automate your application operations with Codeship and Appranix
Appranix lets you simplify application operations on cloud platforms. Learn how to integrate it with Codeship Pro & Codeship Basic.
How Uploadcare Built A Stack That Handles 350M File API Requests Per Day
Their CTO explains the challenges faced in scaling each layer of their Python-based stack.
Goby: A New Language For Building Microservices
It’s a Ruby and Go-inspired language which runs on a Go VM.
has more info.
2017 Hard Drive Reliability By Manufacturer and Model
heavy user of hard drives, is back with their Q2 2017 failure stats. Always interesting and worth a check if you’re buying drives.
Moving The NY Times Games Platform to Google App Engine
The digital version of the New York Times crossword gets a huge amount of traffic. They moved it to Google App Engine, but why?
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Multiple Vulnerabilities in RubyGems
Using Ruby? There’s an upgrade you need to do.
Google Introduces 'App Engine Firewall'
VMware Announces Cloud Platform Built on AWS, and More
The New Stack
NGINX Now Most Used Web Server Amongst Top 1 Million Sites
NGINX Releases NGINX Plus R13
The commercial version of NGINX includes a new API mechanism and HTTP request mirroring.
New Pulse Wave DDoS Assaults Allow Attackers to Maximize Resources
There’s a new type of DDoS attack that consists of a series of short bursts in rapid succession - “pulse wave” attacks.
Serverless Analytics with Amazon Kinesis and AWS Lambda
Run your own serverless analytics system with Amazon Kinesis and AWS Lambda functions.
7 Docker Security Vulnerabilities and Threats
Building a 'Trashcan Reminder' Alexa Skill with AWS Lambda & Kotlin
How Edgemesh Rolled Out Its P2P Web Acceleration Service to Production
The WireX Botnet: How Industry Collaboration Disrupted a DDoS Attack
How to Run a Front-End Infrastructure Team
The human aspects of collaborative front-end projects.
ZEIT or Hyper: A New Heroku Emerging?
Is Kubernetes Overkill?
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Introducing SKA - SSH Key Authority
SKA is an open-source access control system for SSH-based servers.
ezpaas-cli: A Mini Docker-Powered Heroku Clone
..for in-house deployments. It’s a work in progress but the author assures me it’s ripe for testing.
NVIDIA Docker: Build and Run Docker Containers Leveraging NVIDIA GPUs