#186 — October 3, 2018

Read on the Web

Web Operations Weekly

Kubernetes: A 'Surprisingly Affordable' Platform for Personal Projects? — A developer makes the case that Kubernetes shouldn’t be reserved for the domain of large-scale projects, but you could use it for rolling out smaller side projects too.

Caleb Doxsey

Kubernetes 1.12 Released“Today’s release continues to focus on internal improvements and graduating features to stable in Kubernetes. This newest version graduates key features such as security and Azure.”

Kubernetes Release Team

Automated Visual Testing and Reviews on Each Commit — Replace time-consuming manual QA with automated visual testing. Percy makes it easy to catch visual UI bugs automatically and start deploying faster. Get started with our free 14-day trial.

Percy sponsor

How One Site Exploited Amazon S3 to Outrank Everyone on Google — An interesting tale of leaning on someone else’s domain reputation. We don’t recommend you try this for yourself, however.

Seth Kravitz

Microsoft's Azure Data Box Family — Microsoft has made generally available a set of products for getting data into Azure, including the 1 petabyte Data Box Heavy for large scale migrations and Data Box Edge, an on-premises appliance.

Dean Paron (Microsoft)

TLS Token-Binding Standard Gains a Foothold on the Web — Token Binding is an extension to TLS to provide stronger web authentication and more robust sessions.

Mary Branscombe

Developing .NET Core AWS Lambda functions — A complete introduction to creating a simple Lambda function that can be called via the Amazon API Gateway, including how to design your code to allow for easy debugging, logging and tracing.

Mark Easton

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📘 Tutorials

Using HAProxy as an API Gateway

Baptiste Assmann

How to Easily Boost the Delivery of Static Websites in AWS

Kyle Galbraith

Modernizing Applications for Kubernetes — A guide that focuses on migrating and modernizing stateless applications, with persistent data offloaded to an external data store.

Hanif Jetha

Service Imports Make Config Management Easier Than Ever

Manifold sponsor

RPKI: The Required Cryptographic Upgrade to BGP Routing — RPKI offers a way to prevent BGP route leaks and hijacks though its use needs to be promoted more widely.

Martin J Levy

Optimizing Docker Layers for Better Caching with Nix

Graham Christensen

Creating a Data Enabled API in 10 Minutes with MongoDB Stitch

Michael Lynn (MongoDB, Inc.)

A CI/CD Pipeline for Hugo Deployments on AWS — Tooling for deploying sites built using the Golang-powered static site framework.

Ric Harvey

💬 Stories

Production Secret Management at Airbnb — A look at Airbnb’s approach to protecting its API keys and database credentials in production.

Kaiyi Li

A Kubernetes Migration Tale

Pedro Arvela (Unbabel)

Lessons from the UK Government's Digital Transformation Journey


Looking Inside the Technology That Powers Pinterest

Vanja Josifovski (Pinterest)

🔧 Code & Tools

Running WebAssembly on Cloudflare Workers — Cloudflare has extended its Workers platform with support for WebAssembly which is an interesting development.

The Cloudflare Blog

3 Open Source Distributed Tracing Tools — Explanations of Zipkin, Jaegar and Appdash.

Dan Barker

Improve Your CI/CD Pipelines with Metrics — Use GoCD with its analytics plugin to improve your software delivery. Sign up for a trial.

GoCD sponsor

Sourcegraph Is Now Open Source — A “fast, open-source, fully-featured code search and navigation engine” offering a browser extension, a web-based service, and the ability to install your own instance. And now, you can contribute.


Announcing 'Limited Availability' of DigitalOcean Kubernetes — DigitalOcean is joining the Kubernetes train and making it easier to deploy worker nodes there.

Phil Dougherty

Introducing HaloDB, A Fast, Embedded Key-Value Storage Engine Written in Java

Yahoo Engineering

Kubespy: Tools for Observing Kubernetes Resources in Real Time