Issue 133 — September 13, 2017
NGINX Unit: A New Open Source Application Server
Currently in beta and supporting Go, PHP and Python, Unit is a lightweight app server designed for demanding dynamic/distributed apps.
Why You Should Have a CAA DNS Record for Your HTTPS Site
All certificate authorities now have to honor a Domain Name System record that allows HTTPS website owners to restrict who can issue SSL certificates for their domain names.
10 Ways to make your AWS more secure
Improve the security of your infrastructure by following these ten security best practices for your AWS infra. Learn how to enforce security settings, rotate your AWS keys, use a private VPC, enable CloudTrail and more.
Optimizing Web Servers for High Throughput and Low Latency
An engineer at Dropbox goes into depth on the efficiency/performance optimizations of different layers of their stack.
7 Helpful HTTP Tools Worth Knowing About
A review of some HTTP CLIs & GUI clients like cURL, http-console, HTTPpie, and http-prompt.
How to Hurricane-Proof a Web Server
A look at a configuration that enabled Space City Weather to weather Hurricane Harvey. Important things to consider as weather becomes more dramatic.
A Look at Amazon's New 'Network Load Balancer'
It’s designed to handle tens of millions of requests per second while maintaining high throughput at ultra low latency.
Site Reliability Engineer (London, UK)
£50-100k based on exp + equity. Work in the dev and systems world, implementing our core architecture and tackling interesting challenges to serve 100M+ users per month.
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Chrome’s Plan to Distrust Symantec Certificates
Security Researchers Lose Faith in HTTP Public Key Pinning
JAX London Conference: Join The World's Java Masterminds (9-12 Oct)
A conference for software engineers and enterprise-level professionals. JAX brings together leading innovators in the fields of Java, Microservices, Continuous Delivery and DevOps.
New German Google Cloud Platform Region Now Open
The new German region, europe-west3, joins europe-west1 in Belgium, offering another location in continental Europe.
Dave Stiver and Michael Korbacher
Connect Your Git Repository to AWS S3 and AWS Services Using Webhooks and New Quick Start
Amazon Web Services, Inc
A Developer's Introduction to Geotraffic
Kellen Evan Person
A Step-By-Step Guide to Running An Open Source OAuth2 Server
Monitoring Your Async Python Web Apps Using Prometheus
Deploy A Global, Private CDN Using Edgemesh Supernodes
How report-uri.io Improves Performance and Security
How report-uri.io analyzed massive volumes of traffic to keep its violation reporting service available.
Why Is Serverless Extensibility Better Than Webhooks?
A good look at an alternative to webhooks.
Moving Our Trading Engine to AWS
From Monolith to Microservices: One Company's Plan
The Search for Better Search at Reddit
How Reddit has moved from Postgres, to Lucene, Solr, and now Lucidworks Fusion.
What Networking Concept Did You Struggle With When Learning?
A Reddit discussion that might make you feel better.
Site Reliability Engineering is a Kind of Magic
AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud: Mapping Cloud Solutions Among Leading Providers
Here is a mapping of Amazon’s offerings compared to those from Microsoft and Google.
Scaling Your Org with Microservices
Helpful information and advice on operating microservices.
Bridget Kromhout and Charity Majors
10 Ways to Get Your Boss to Buy You Something
Get your boss to buy you things... and look good in the process. A guide to advocating for products effectively.
hkpg: Automated Archiving of Heroku Postgres Backups to S3
Takeoff: A Rapid Development Environment Designed for Hack Days
Oriented around Hapi, React, React Router v4, Redux, Postgres, and NGINX.