#162 — April 18, 2018

Read on the Web

Web Operations Weekly

Announcing NGINX Unit 1.0 — NGINX Unit, a dynamic Web and app server, is now generally available and production‑ready. It’s configured via a REST API (no static config files) and handles multiple backend languages (Go, Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby) simultaneously.

Owen Garrett

Distributed Architecture Concepts I Learnt Building a Large Payments System — An engineer at Uber summarizes some of the concepts he found essential to learn while building out Uber’s large-scale payments system.

Gergely Orosz

Low-Risk Continuous Delivery and Deployment 📦 — Continuous Delivery brings a lot of benefits, but deploying to production can be filled with uncertainty. Reduce risks with the right culture, architecture, and tooling to deploy earlier and more often. Learn More.

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NGINX 1.14.0 (Stable) Released — Incorporates new features and fixes from the 1.13.x mainline branch, such as the mirror module, HTTP/2 push, gRPC proxying, and more.


How Netflix Does Failovers in 7 Minutes Flat — Netflix decreased the time it takes to respond to an outage from 45 minutes to seven with no additional cost.

Amjith Ramanujam

Russian State-Sponsored 'Cyber Actors' Targeting Network Infrastructure — A ‘technical alert’ issued by both the US and UK to inform network device vendors, ISPs, etc. of current threats and vectors being used.

Department of Homeland Security

Let's Encrypt Now Holds Majority of the SSL Certificate Market — Went past 50% in the last month.


▶  Containers: Why They're Important to Understand — A live webcast happening tomorrow (Thursday 19th) featuring folks like Scott Hanselman of Microsoft and Laura Frank of Codeship.

Announcing Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0 — Docker extends its embrace of Kubernetes here, though Swarm continues to be supported.

Vivek Saraswat

💻 Jobs

WebOps Expert? Sign Up for Vettery — Top developers can get 5+ interview requests during their first week on Vettery.


Web Backend Developer (Fairfax, VA) — City State Entertainment is looking for an ASP.NET dev to help create Camelot Unchained, an RvR fantasy MMO for its studio in VA.

City State Entertainment

📢  News & Articles

SSL Adoption Continues to Rise — 3 years ago only 15% of sites used a valid SSL certificate. Now, that figure has jumped to 50% according to W3Tech’s data.

Lawrence Hecht

Akamai to Support TLS 1.3 Later This Spring

Rich Salz (Akamai)

Debugging a TCP Socket Leak in a Kubernetes Cluster

Shahidh K Muhammed

Pushing Up The Scale For Hyperconverged Storage

Jeffrey Burt

'5 Things I Wish I'd Known About Kubernetes Before I Started' — A GitLab engineer provides some advice for anyone looking to get started with Kubernetes.

Jason Plum

📘  Tutorials

A Collection of Best Practices for Production Services — Bits and pieces pulled from the “Site Reliability Engineering” book.

High Scalability

eBook: Efficient Project Management for Small Engineering Teams — Learn how to build trust, buy-in, engagement, and professionalism with your engineers.

Codeship sponsor

A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up a Multi-Region Kubernetes App

Francois-Guillaume Ribreau

Creating an OSCP Responder in Docker

André Ilhicas dos Santos

Automating Your Feature Testing with Selenium WebDriver — An up to date intro to using Selenium from Java.

Nils Schuette

Analyzing Performance in a JVM Server at Scale by Self-Measurement

Thomas Lackey

🔧  Tools

Cost Reporter: A Tool for Reporting AWS Costs — View spending and cost info direct from the command line thanks to AWS’s Cost Explorer APIs.

Greg Fedynyshyn

Docker on DigitalOcean Offers the Speed and Predictability You Need

DigitalOcean sponsor

Kaniko: Privilege-Free Container Image Building — An open-source tool for building container images from a Dockerfile without privileged root access.

Google Cloud Platform

s3tk: A Security Toolkit for Amazon S3 — Easily work with policies and encryption on your buckets including scanning your buckets for common problems.

Andrew Kane

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