Issue 77 — August 3, 2016
Google's QUIC Protocol: Moving The Web From TCP to UDP
The QUIC protocol (Quick UDP Internet Connections) is an entirely new protocol for the web developed on top of UDP instead of TCP. Here’s a look at how it works.
Use A Slack Bot to Deploy Your App
We’re increasingly seeing companies use Slack as the interface to their apps. There are numerous advantages to this, covered here.
Common Pitfalls and Mistakes with NGINX
A list of issues, along with remedies, for problems NGINX users frequently encounter and report back to the NGINX team.
Find and Fix App Errors Faster (and have fun doing it)
Quickly pinpoint what’s broken and why. Get the context and insights to defeat all software application errors.
5 Ways to Not Mess Up Your Microservices in Production
In this post, Alex Zhitnitsky shares some insights and examines the top issues with microservices in production and how to solve them.
Using A Static Site Generator at Scale: Lessons Learned
Static site generators have been in fashion for a while now, but how well can they cope with team development, thousands of pages, or other real world scenarios?
Bringing HSTS to www.google.com
HTTP Strict Transport Security prevents users from accidentally navigating to HTTP URLs by automatically converting insecure HTTP URLs into secure HTTPS URLs under certain conditions.
A tcpdump Tutorial and Primer with Examples
A tcpdump primer, tutorial, and reference that gives you maximum packet carving in minimum time. Includes numerous examples ranging from basic to advanced.
One Pixel Is Worth Three Thousand Words
More detail and analysis of one-pixel images and the best image formats to encode them than you could hopefully need.
Operations Engineer at Harvest
We are looking for an experienced Operations Engineer to join our remote team to work on things like AWS deployment, Ansible, MySQL, nginx, unicorn & Sensu. Pacific, Alaska, & Hawaii–Aleutian Time Zones are preferred but this is not a requirement.
Find Your Perfect Company Match
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Windows Falls to Under 50% of Traffic to US Government Websites
Hard Drive Failure Rates: The Results from 68,813 Hard Drives
A close look at hard drive failure rates from hard drives used in Backblaze’s datacenter.
Mesos Reaches Milestone, Adds Native Docker
The Next Platform
Terraform 0.7 Released
Hashicorp’s open source tool for efficiently building and launching infrastructure.
YouTube's Road to HTTPS
In the last two years, HTTPS encryption has been rolled out to 97 percent of YouTube’s traffic.
Supplement Your Income Sharing Your AWS & Dev Knowledge
Teach & inspire learners worldwide. Grow & establish your personal brand. Be an author. Make a difference.
Make Your App Fast and Scalable with NGINX Web Cache Directives
Your AWS Account Is A Mess? Learn How to Fix It
Launch pad for Amazon Web Services
How to Setup a Highly Available Multi-AZ Cassandra Cluster on AWS EC2
Key Moments in Web Page Loading
A quick look at the meaning of ‘time to first paint’ and how long it takes for a page to be truly useful.
We're Excited About Docker Distributed Application Bundles
Why does this feature have the potential to be revolutionary? M. Scott Ford from Corgibytes explains.
Message Queues: The Right Way to Process and Work with Realtime Data
Why Aren’t We Using SSH for Everything?
Dozens of facts about the SSH protocol and why we should use it for more things.
Practical DevOps Use Case: Using GitHub, Jenkins and Docker
Building Highly Scalable IPv6-Only Cloud Hosting
Netflix's Billing Migration to AWS
Part three in a series of posts looking at the technical aspects of moving Netflix’s billing system to AWS.
One Way to Make Containers Network: BGP
Why WordPress Doesn't Allow SVG Uploads
LetsEncrypt Heroku: Bring SSL to Any Heroku App in Minutes
Bills itself as alpha software so YMMV.
Sup: Super Simple Deployment Tool
Performs a given set of commands on multiple hosts in parallel.
Stresser: Node-Powered HTTP(S) Endpoint Stress Tester
s3-uploader: MacOS Electron+React App for Uploading Files to S3
RIP HTTP: A Site That Promises to Stay Plain HTTP Forever
As well as being a ‘memorial’, this could also be handy for testing.