Issue 132 — September 6, 2017
The State of the Web and Its Performance
How can we make the Web better by designing and developing with performance in mind? A look at various ways of making impactful performance improvements.
LogDevice: Facebook's Distributed Data Store for Logs
Facebook needs highly available
durable storage for its logs, and LogDevice is the tool they use for this. They plan to open source it later this year.
How GitHub Keeps An Eye on Its Network
As GitHub’s network has grown, it’s had to improve the the way it collects and analyzes data about it.
Video — InVision: Why we migrated from Amazon EC2 Instances to MongoDB Atlas
Managing MongoDB clusters on Amazon EC2 instances can involve many mundane operational tasks. Using a database as a service handles most of this for you, but where do you get started if you want to migrate to this more managed deployment model?
Switching Your Site to HTTPS on a Shoestring Budget
Google’s push for HTTPS means front-end developers need to prioritize SSL support more than ever. Here’s an entry-level guide.
Security.txt: For Sites to Publicly Define Security Policies
An idea for letting sites provide guidelines for security researchers on how to report security issues, etc. An equivalent of robots.txt, but for security issues.
Thoughts on Monitoring and Observability
Is ‘observability’ just a fancier way of describing ‘monitoring’? It’s complicated.
You Can Now Deploy Docker Images to Heroku
has become generally available and it allows you to push Docker-based containers up to Heroku to run.
On the Future of Networking with Fred Baker
A 50 minute chat with a Cisco Fellow, longtime network engineer and IETF chair on QoS, AQM and IoT.
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Critical Vulnerability in Apache Struts Puts Many Web Apps at Risk
AWS Releases Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs for Windows
Amazon Web Services
It's not CI, it's just CI Theatre
Are you really practicing CI, or is it just an illusion?
Leveraging S3 as a CDN in a Modern Webapp Build
Dean Slama Jr
Optimizing AWS Elastic Beanstalk Costs by Suspending Machines
Basically turning off non-production instances outside of work hours.
Failing Fast and Fixing Faster at Vogue
Blink and You'll Miss It: Building a Progressive Web App With HTTP2
This Week in Numbers: Can There Be Too Much DevOps Automation?
A Compute Pricing Comparison: AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud
What is a Distributed Systems Engineer?
Considerations for CIOs and IT Implementers to Assess Kubernetes
The New Stack
Best Practices for Architecting Highly Monitorable Applications
Is your application easy to monitor in production? Many applications are, but sadly, some are designed with observability as an afterthought.
Squash: A Tool for Debugging Microservices from VS Code
Kanali: An Efficient Kubernetes Ingress Controller with API Management Capabilities
Vagga: A Containerization Tool Without Daemons