Issue 137 — October 11, 2017
Serving 100 Gbps From An Open Connect Appliance
How Netflix leveraged new 100GbE network interface technology to serve at 100 Gbps from a single FreeBSD-based appliance using NVMe storage.
Building Browser Extensions At Scale
An extensive overview of techniques, best practices, and things learnt by Grammarly, creators of a popular browser extension.
Free team guide on continuous delivery from GoCD
In this free reference guide, you’ll find visuals and definitions on key concepts and questions you need to answer about your teams to determine your readiness for continuous delivery. Download for free and share with your team.
How We Switched From AWS Kinesis to Postgres for our Queue
is a streaming data service, but you can replicate its functionality in-house using Postgres, if you wish.
Code Barrel Blog
Deploy Docker Images to Heroku with Container Registry
Container Registry and Runtime
is now generally available and brings together the benefits of Docker with those of Heroku.
OpenTracing: An Open Standard for Distributed Tracing
Most apps generate logs but modern distributed systems demand more elaborate ways to trace what’s going on. OpenTracing is a vendor-neutral standard for distributed instrumentation.
The New Stack
Designing for the Serverless Age
A fantastic 50 minute talk from GOTO 2017 on how the serverless approach impacts the design of apps and the cost implications involved.
Crypto Anchors for Exfiltration Resistant Infrastructure?
An idea for ensuring sensitive data-flows are ‘crypto-anchored’ to your infrastructure.
Security Alert: Patch Dnsmasq on Your Linux Servers, Kubernetes and Networking Devices
The New Stack
Google Compute Engine Instances Now Up to 96 VCPUs & 624GB Memory
Google Cloud Platform Blog
Oracle Emulates Google, AWS On Its Cloud
Timothy Prickett Morgan
Expert’s Guide: Should I Hire DevOps or Outsource to a Provider?
This ebook covers the benefits and risks of each option and a side-by-side comparison, including costs.
Persisting State Between AWS EC2 Spot Instances
..using Docker on an external volume.
IP Accounting and Access Lists with systemd
The latest systemd can do per-service IP traffic accounting, plus access control for IP ranges.
Spinning up a Spark Cluster on EC2 Spot Instances
StdLib: A Serverless Library for Building Developer Velocity
Serverless ETL on AWS Lambda
How social network Nextdoor handle 2.5 billion daily events using AWS.
Why Azure App Service Embraces Containers and Now Runs on Linux
Azure Container Instances: Get Containers Up and Running in Seconds
MongoDB on Building a Global Database-as-a-Service
The product manager of MongoDB’s
hosted service explains how it was built on AWS.
Why Isn't the Construction of CRUD Web UIs 90% Automated?
With modern frameworks, it arguably is.
The Rise of Container Orchestration Storage Standards
Every container management system demands its own storage driver. The author argues that this is “pretty darn silly”.
Best Practices for Architecting Highly Monitorable Applications
Is your app easy to monitor in production? Many apps are, but sadly, some are designed with observability as an afterthought.
tklx/base: A Super Slim Container Image Based on Debian
Weighs in at only 12MB.
Staticus: A Static Status Page Running on GitHub Pages