#159 — March 27, 2018

Read on the Web

Web Operations Weekly

Kubernetes 1.10 Released — This release focuses on improving storage, security, and networking in the popular container orchestrator.

The Kubernetes Release Team

Introducing Certificate Transparency and NimbusCertificate Transparency is the process of allowing the generation of security certificates to be audited in public and Cloudflare has created a new, open certificate transparency log and a dashboard to explore the CT ecosystem. This is a great article if you want to learn more about CT and what it entails.

Cloudflare Blog

Redis 4.0 with Memory Mapping — Try Redis 4.0 with HA and memory analysis features from RedisGreen.

RedisGreen sponsor

Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol 1.3 Approved — Or, more pragmatically, “TLS 1.3 Released” ;-) This overview of what’s new may be more interesting than the IETF announcement, but basically security has been improved and you can play with it using curl now.


Using Machine Learning to Improve Streaming Quality at Netflix — A look at how machine learning for predicting cache use and network quality can have a big impact at Netflix’s scale.

Netflix Technology Blog

A Look at Uber’s QoS Load Management Framework, QALM — QALM is a smart load management tool allowing for graceful degradation by shedding non-critical system requests.

Scott Yao

📣 News, Opinions and Stories

AWS Announces Its Services Are All GDPR Ready — General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of laws coming into force in the EU but which will affect businesses worldwide.

Amazon Web Services

Creator of Docker, Solomon Hykes, Leaves Docker, Inc.

Solomon Hykes

Expanding MongoDB Atlas Availability on GCP

MONGODB sponsor

Serverless Is Eating The Stack“AWS Lambda has stamped a big DEPRECATED on containers.”

Forrest Brazeal

Cloud Dominated the Decade — Where Will We Be in 2020? — Guesses about edge computing, serverless, containerization and more.

Stephan Fabel

Just One QUIC Bit — A proposal to add a ‘spin bit’ to the QUIC protocol sparked debate at IETF 101. Comments from someone who was in the room.

Geoff Huston

In Modern Datacenters, The Latency Tail Wags The Network Dog — Hardware-based accelerated Remote Direct Memory Access networking can hugely reduce latency in datacenters.

The Next Platform

A Solution to Compression Oracles on the Web — The length of compressed, encrypted messages can give away useful info to attackers.

Blake Loring

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📕 Tutorials

Touring a Fast, Safe, and Complete(ish) Web Service in Rust — Interesting, thorough read. “Should you write your next web service in Rust? I don’t know yet, but we’re getting to the point now where you should at least consider it.”

Brandur Leach

Why AWS Lambda and '.zip' is a Recipe for Serverless Success — A reflection on how .zip files are the ultimate alternative to ‘containers’ in the serverless world.

Paul Johnston (AWS)

Continuous Delivery on Kubernetes with GoCD

GoCD sponsor

Reviewing gRPC on Kubernetes

Michael Hausenblas

Using Kubernetes to Build Versatile Microservices

Kristopher Sandoval

8 Ways to Bolster Kubernetes Security

John P. Mello Jr.

🔧 Code & Tools

Click: A CLI REPL-like Controller for KubernetesGitHub repo.

Nick Lanham

Charles Proxy Now Available on iOS — A popular commercial proxy tool now lets you capture & inspect network requests & responses directly on iOS devices.


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Monitor Your Google Cloud Platform Environment with Cloud Security Command Center

Andy Chang (Google Cloud)