Issue 149 — January 17, 2018
An Intro to Modern Network Load Balancing and Proxying
A gentle introduction to the fundamental processes of network load balancing and proxying.
DNSFS: Store Files in Others' DNS Resolver Caches
A crafty system engineer finds a way to store data in DNS caches all around the world.. Pretty pointless but
such a fun story
How I Exploited ACME TLS-SNI-01 Issuing Let’s Encrypt SSL-Certs for Any Domain using Shared Hosting
“I was able to issue SSL certificates I was not supposed to be able to. AWS CloudFront and Heroku were among the affected.”
Let’s Encrypt themselves
responded very quickly.
Meltdown and Spectre: CPU Security Vulnerabilities
Today’s big offenders originate on the hardware side – more specifically, the CPU. Tom De Cooman and Kenny Gryp from Percona examine the recent revelations about CPU security vulnerabilities that came to light at the beginning of the new year.
The Death of Microservice Madness in 2018
Don’t just jump on the microservices train because everyone else is, says Dave Kerr. They present challenges of their own..
Scaling SQLite to 4M QPS on a Single Server
Tips and tricks for scaling SQLite for 4M real-ish queries per second on a single server, and how bare metal compares to EC2 for this workload.
SYN Packet Handling in the Wild
A good explanation of the concepts around a long-standing form of DoS attack.
Cloud-Native Development with AWS Cloud9 and CodeStar
A look at what Amazon’s Web-based IDE Cloud9 brings to the table, along with CodeStar (essentially a set of wizards/templates for deploying AWS services).
'VoiceOps': Virtual Assistants for Ops Environments?
“imagine conversing with the Internet of Things to efficiently handle day-to-day duties, coordinate major incident responses, and check in on the health of services and teams”
Lilia Gutnik, Zayna Shahzad and Corinna Sherman
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AWS Opens Its 50th Availability Zone, Its Third in London
MongoDB Is Now Available in All Google Cloud Regions Via Atlas
AWS Lambda's Go(lang) Support Now Generally Available
Amazon Web Services
How I Built a Proxy Server to Anonymize Images in 20 Minutes
The Testing of Microservices
Microservices Testing Honeycomb
Handy Docker Commands for Local Development
The 8 Principles of Cloud Native Storage
How Your Systems Keep Running: Resilience Engineering as DevOps
Jenkins VS GoCD
Containers versus Operating Systems
“Containers are eating the very Linux distribution market which enabled their creation.”
Monolith or Microservices: Which Should You Start with?
Ask HN: What's the Recommended Way to Add Auth to a REST API?
An amazing set of replies.
6 Lessons from Bitnami's Transition to Container-Based Ops
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Task Queues: A List of Task Queue Libraries and Message Brokers
Graphile: Instant GraphQL APIs for PostgreSQL Databases
Auto-discovers tables, columns, relations, etc. and provides a GraphQL API server.