Issue 34 — September 30, 2015
nginScript: NGINX to Get a JS-based Scripting Language
Bringing scripting into NGINX's configuration files opens up a lot of opportunities, but at the core makes configuration more convenient and operations more efficient.
Supercharged: A New Web Performance Video Series
Google’s Paul Lewis has launched a new video series where he takes a look at the performance of submitted sites and finds ways in which they can be improved. In this first outing, he looks at
Otto: The Successor to Vagrant
is a popular tool for creating and configuring VMs, but not content with sticking there, Hashicorp is unveiling a even more useful successor with a bigger focus on microservices.
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Uber Goes Unconventional: Using Driver Phones as a Backup Datacenter
Uber stores enough state on drivers’ own phones that if a datacenter failover occurs trip information isn’t lost on the failover.
Slate Is Taking Steps to Reduce Its Page Load Time by 75 Percent
Dan Check discusses how Slate plans to speed up its site, results its already had, and how it’s thinking about ad blockers.
Nieman Journalism Lab
Cookies Can Facilitate Attacks On Secure Web Sites
CERT have issued a directive notifying that cookies can be used to allow remote attackers to bypass HTTPS and reveal private session information.
Why Performance Matters: The Perception Of Time
Denys Mishunov looks at the more psychological aspects of time and how it relates to performance and users’ expectations on the Web.
Do Not Let Your CDN Betray You: Use Subresource Integrity
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A Linux Botnet Is Launching Crippling DDoS Attacks in Excess of 150Gbps
Perceptual Image Compression at Flickr
A bit light on implementation details but Flickr has been trying hard to reduce file sizes without affecting photo quality.
Stop The Spam in Google Analytics with 2 Filters
Scaling Microservices with Docker Compose, Interlock, and HAProxy/NGINX
How to Create a Policy That Whitelists Access to Sensitive Amazon S3 Buckets
How we Built an Infinitely Scalable Malware Detector
Linux Networking, Tracing and IO Visor, a New Systems Performance Tool for a Distributed World
The New Stack
What Apple's Mandate of HTTPS in iOS 9 Means For You
Comparing HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 on Aircraft WiFi
A developer was on a flight so decided to do a live test which was filmed here.
Performance Testing Web Applications with Manas Maheshwari
Scott Hanselman talks to Manas Maheshwari about a new web performance testing tool in Azure.
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Beluga: CLI to Deploy Docker Containers On A Single Server
Beluga enables you to quickly draft deployment scripts that will provide you with all the flexibility needed to quickly launch new projects using Docker.
URL Meta: Access Meta Info of Any URL
Traefik: A Modern HTTP Reverse Proxy and Load Balancer
Made to deploy microservices easily. Supports several backends for automatic and dynamic configuration (including Docker, Mesos, and Etcd).
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