Famous DDoS attacks

This is a scary list for anyone running a service marketed on realiability.

ProxySQL + delay

A proxy can really save the day.

Linux Version?

Short and sweet – how to get the version of kernel eg. in Linux.

Databases in the Google Cloud

Options! So many options!

Email Authentication

Doing any marketing?

App Platform? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Even though it sound a bit generic it is awesome and deservces the second mention.

The right πŸ›  for the job?

Maybe it shouldn’t be “all or nothing”… Serverless has it’s place, as well as beefy racks of metal!

Digital Ocean is taking off πŸš€

DO has a new App platform – looks very much like Heroku eg. – it is nice!

K8s + Orchestration 101

Once again Scott Hanselman absolutely nails the 101!

SaaS? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

We all kinda know what SaaS is all about by now – but it is nice to establish a common foundation.

Docker without the hub

I needed this!

Minecraft server on RasPi4

The only problem running a Minecraft Server on the Raspberry Pi – or any undersized hardware like that is that you loose ticks.

This leads to very odd behavior in game – especially with a few people in the world.

Overclocking the RasPi4 seems…. Unsafe…

Jamstack quickie!

Nice short article on getting stuff up and running with Netlify and Airtable.

Explaining the internet

I absolutely love this!

This is from 0 to full knowledge on the internet – fantastic!

Is Kubernetes right for you?

This is a good discussion on Kubernetes!

Nginx ➑ Envoy

A fascinating story on how the Dropbox team switched out Nginx for Envoy!

This is a very awesome tale.

Shopify Rewrite

This is a great story about a performance driven rewrite.

Anyone with a little interrest in software architecture and/or software performance should read this.

Why JWT?

What are JSON Web Tokens and why should you use them?

REST with your API

Small short article with a good point: API doesn’t have to mean REST via HTTP.

Scaling with few resources

This is a fantastic tale on how to manage your resources when scaling. A very good read.

Architecture of web apps?

Introduction to web application architecture.

Can’t we just call it application architecture at this point? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Deconstructing a monolith πŸ—Ό

A nice article on how to deconstruct your monolith and end up with microservices.

History is cool 🦦

The early days of the internet spawned so much cool technology

Tune MySQL on Linux πŸš€

This is some quick and easy tricks to tune your MySQL running on Linux.

Don’t change location πŸ™ˆ

This has been the gold standard for years!

WebRTC is cool πŸ₯Ά

Seriously – WebRTC is some cool technology – I can’t even begin to imagine how many awesome things can be made with this!

And this Javascript library makes it very easy! β˜•οΈ

Understanding DDOS

These attack types are very much alike.

Try and get a good sense of what you are up against.

The popularity of K8s

An excellent blogpost from the Stackoverflow team on why Kubernetes is so damn hot πŸ₯΅

Boring = Stable

A case for choosing the boring well known stuff to minimize the unknowns in your projects.

Please read this. Please do this.

How many SaaS tenants?

I like this small writeup on single vs. multi tenant SaaS solutions.

This should be one of the main factors you need to decide when building a SaaS product.

AWS Service Description 🀯

The list of all the AWS services and explenation of their use.

Test Your Network Speed πŸ¦”

Cloudflare can now test your network speed.

Their test is a little more detailed than (the default output from) Netflix eg. – I like it.

Scaling at Digital Ocean πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

The good learning from this story is that before you really start scaling you need to get a hold of your base performance.

Container without OS 🦦

Containers often contain the overhead of having a full kernel inside them.

That isn’t even remotely needed – read how in the article.

Raw containers 🚒

Containers isn’t new. Docker didn’t invent them. It was more a case of re-inventing them.

This article just states that containers is rather easy and achievable without anything but the normal command line.

TCP every developer should know…

There are so many of these articles – things that everyone should know…

But this stuff is actually something every developer (doing network traffic – and let’s face it: most developers do in some form either by doing it directly or doing it indirectly by working with websites eg.).

Managed game servers 🎲

This is a nice new service from Google.

Smol stack plz πŸ”

I like the argument that a smaller codebase leaves a smaller attack surface. This is true for sure.

But we shouldn’t forget that a smaller stack gives a less rigid system that is easy to deploy and maintain – and not least: troubleshoot.

Facebook Cloud? 🌦

Why is there no Facebook Cloud?

What is Serveless even? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

This short article gives you the tools you need to talk about serverless like you know a lot 🀣

It’s a very good article to have around when you need it.

YAML is complex πŸ™ˆ

It is a very important note that the formats – used for configuration etc. – is actually programming languages in their own rights.

Please be careful.

Zoom is feeling the heat ♨

Zoom is getting a lot of tracktion these days with everyone in the world being cut off from going to their offices etc. πŸ’πŸ‘©β€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό

With all that attention comes some skillful eyes πŸ‘€ looking into almost every aspect of their business and most importantly their software.

I’m not a security expert – but in my humble opinion there must be a fire πŸ”₯ somewhere with all this smoke! Zoom has some security issues! πŸ”“