#220 — June 12, 2019

Read on the Web

Web Operations Weekly

..soon to be Statuscode Weekly

The Periodic Table of Amazon Web Services — What I found really interesting about this is it’s not built by hand but by this Python script which crawls AWS’s product pages so it’s always up to date. The depth of AWS is frankly mind-boggling and now you can see it in real-time.

Jerry Hargrove

The Performance Speed Limits of Code — How fast can your code go? I think a lot of developers will learn something from this post taking an interesting technical dive into the practical limits of execution performance, right down at the CPU and x86 level.

Travis Downs

The Container Conundrum — We recently surveyed over 800 IT professionals for our 2019 State of Multicloud Report. Learn about how they handle container adoption and management, where the multicloud and cloud native environments are headed, and more.

Turbonomic sponsor

Former npm, Inc. CTO Announces Entropic, a Decentralized Package Registry — CJ Silverio, ousted from npm Inc. last year, stepped back into the limelight at the recent JSConf EU event with a talk covering the history and status of package management and a potential new solution to the current problems.

Sarah Gooding

Do You Really Need ReCAPTCHA? — If you’ve been on a site and had a Google powered popup ask you to click on parts of a photo that contain traffic lights, you’ve used ReCAPTCHA.

Kevin Davis

NGINX Unit: A Modern App Server for Modern Apps — NGINX Unit has been around for a while now, but this post digs into why NGINX felt it necessary to introduce yet another app server (of which v1.9.0 has just been released).


A Look at 'Micro Frontends' — How to split up your large, complex, frontend codebases into simple, composable, independently deliverable apps.

Cam Jackson

Quick bytes:

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📖 Tutorials & Stories

Mitigating the Risk of Software Vulnerabilities by Adopting a Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF) — A draft white paper from the NIST on how to mitigate security risks when building software by applying a variety of best practices (the ‘framework’ in question).

Dodson, Souppaya and Scarfone

Will the Future Kubernetes Mimic What Facebook Already Does?“If you want to see what the future of the Kubernetes container management system will look like, then the closed source, homegrown Tupperware container control system that Facebook has been using and evolving since 2011 .. might be a good place to find inspiration.”

Timothy Prickett Morgan

Revisiting IPFS: It's Not There Yet..IPFS is a peer to peer protocol aimed at creating a universal way of storing and sharing hypermedia. Is it viable to run a Web site on? No, as Tom discovers here.

Tom MacWright

How to Get Started with Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) — Google SRE Stephen Thorne shares some best practices for starting an SRE team at your own company.

Nikki McDonald

Spin Up a GoCD Continuous Delivery Server in Less Than 5 Minutes — Use new GoCD test drive to see how to solve your CI/CD challenges with our first class pipelines, visualizations, and more.

GoCD sponsor

Less Capabilities, More Security: Minimizing Privilege Escalation in Docker — Don’t run your containers as root and run them with fewer capabilities.

Itamar Turner-Trauring

Implementing Effective Container Security Strategies

Tim Mackey

Meet 'About': The Owner’s Manual for PowerShellabout files provide detailed information on how different things work in PowerShell.

Michael Bender

▶  Discussing the Security of the Web with Let's Encrypt's Co-Founder — A 20 minute chat between Josh Aas, a co-founder of Let’s Encrypt, and Craig Ingram of Heroku (who are now sponsoring the project).

Heroku podcast

Project Svalbard, or The Future of 'Have I Been Pwned' — Troy Hunt has been single handedly running the Have I Been Pwned data breach checking service — now it’s time to take the next step, he says.

Troy Hunt

A Collection of Public Kubernetes Failure/Horror Stories

Henning Jacobs

🛠 Code & Tools

Just Write Code: Improving the Cloudflare Workers Developer ExperienceWorkers, Cloudflare’s globally distributed serverless platform, gets a CLI developer tool, the ability to run apps on workers.dev without using your own domain, new docs, and a free tier to make it easier to try it out.

Rita Kozlov (Cloudflare)

Respond to (and prevent) Incidents with Modern Monitoring and Chaos Engineering

Gremlin sponsor

A Regular Expression Tester for NGINX — Quickly find out if a regex for a location or map block matches values as you intend.

Rick Nelson (NGINX, Inc.)

IBM Open Sources Razee, a Pull-Based Kubernetes Continuous Delivery Tool

Mike Melanson

Certs: A Let's Encrypt Certificate Manager for Kubernetes

Mathieu Naouache