Issue 69 — June 8, 2016
9 Lessons Learnt Scaling To Handle 21,875,000 Requests Per Hour
A look at how a company providing a Web page ‘heat map’ tracking service has scaled and the lessons learnt along the way.
Marc von Brockdorff
How The Internet Works: Submarine Fiber and Coaxial Cables
A deep dive into Internet infrastructure, plus a rare visit to a subsea cable landing site. Lots of juicy details and pictures here of things we don't often think about.
External API Caching with Varnish and NGINX
A look at problems faced when interfacing with external APIs/services and how Varnish Cache can be used to handle them safely.
Ryan Sandor Richards
DreamFactory 2.2 released, includes important API changes
Our API automation platform keeps getting better with new streamlined commercial packages.
MongoDB Queries Don't Always Return All Matching Documents
It’s essential to understand some of MongoDB’s characteristics before scaling it up significantly in production.
Abusing Privileged and Unprivileged Linux Containers
A PDF white paper (no sign up needed) looking at some of the security pitfalls of Linux containers.
The End of the Router?
Hannes says we need to radically rethink how router hardware and software get engineered in order to scale into the future.
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HTTP/2 Server H2O Hits Version 2.0.0
Salesforce's Data Centre Team 'Fought' AWS Cloud Outsourcing
Ads on AMP: Where Faster is Better
Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages project is proving fruitful for advertisers as well as readers.
Accelerated Mobile Pages Project
Scaleway Ramping Up to 10,000 New Bare-Metal Servers Per Month
One of the most interesting new providers out there right now IMHO.
Scaling NSQ to 750 Billion Messages
is a realtime distributed messaging platform.
Scalable Live Video Streaming with NGINX Plus and BITMOVIN
AWS Tip: Save S3 Costs with Abort Multipart Lifecycle Policy
Cleaning up failed multipart uploads to save space (and money).
Using Amazon Auto Scaling with Stateful Applications
Free eBook: Understanding the Docker Ecosystem
This eBook introduces Docker Hub, Docker Engine, Kitematic, Docker Machine, Docker Swarm, Docker Compose, Docker Cloud, & Data Center. Learn how they work
Clickbait And Traffic Laundering: How Ad Tech Is Destroying The Web
Battle of The Dashboards: Datadog vs SignalFX vs New Relic vs Wavefront
How DevOps is Killing QA
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hellcat: A 'netcat' That Takes Unfair Advantage of Traffic Shaping Systems
An HTTPS Checker Tool For Mixed Content Issues
Wildfire Internet Limited
A Docker Container To Capture All Traffic From Host
Browser Calories: An Extension to Measure Page Weight
An extension for Chrome, Firefox and Opera that lets you set a performance budget you can measure against.
Torus: A Modern Distributed Storage System by CoreOS
Gordon: Create, Wire and Deploy AWS Lambdas using CloudFormation
A tool to work with AWS Lambdas using CloudFormation.
A Docker Container with a SFTP Server with Randomized Password