Weekly Tech Digest

This week I have mostly been reading about:

March Visual Code release:
http://code.visualstudio.com/updates/v1_11

Digital Ocean Outage:

https://www.digitalocean.com/company/blog/update-on-the-april-5th-2017-outage/

AWS and Terraform:
https://blog.threatstack.com/incorporating-aws-security-best-practices-into-terraform-design

Rook.io (storage solutions for kubernetes) :

https://rook.io/

Linkerd TCP release:

https://blog.buoyant.io/2017/03/29/introducing-linkerd-tcp/

6X Faster CI ( or how to stuff it all into kubernetes) :

Fun(!) with Unix Terminal:

http://blog.regehr.org/archives/1483

Jenkins new UI goes 1.0:

https://jenkins.io/blog/2017/04/05/say-hello-blueocean-1-0/#say-hello-to-blue-ocean-1-0

Sir Tim Berners-Lee wins more stuff:
http://amturing.acm.org/

Lego Macintosh Classic:

https://jann.is/lego-macintosh-classic/

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This week was a bumper packed week and I have mostly been reading about:

Managing secrets:

https://blog.threatstack.com/cloud-security-best-practicesfinding-securing-managing-secrets-part-1
https://blog.threatstack.com/cloud-security-best-practices-finding-securing-managing-secrets-part-2

Markdown vs RestructuredText
http://eli.thegreenplace.net/2017/restructuredtext-vs-markdown-for-technical-documentation/

Byzantine Generals (Distribution Systems):
http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/2017/02/byzantine-generals.html

Java Inside Docker Gotchas:
https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2017/03/14/java-inside-docker/

How-to on RHEL + Docker:
https://hackernoon.com/how-to-properly-run-docker-on-rhel-and-friends-d055754414e5#.8rn1vbc1h

A gentle introduction to docker:
http://blog.brew.com.hk/introduction-to-docker/

Gitlab acquire gitter:
http://blog.gitter.im/2017/03/15/gitter-gitlab-acquisition/

Some statistical maths behind decisions on moving languages:
https://erikbern.com/2017/03/15/the-eigenvector-of-why-we-moved-from-language-x-to-language-y.html

Some curated data science links:
https://github.com/donnemartin/data-science-ipython-notebooks

Some Azure CLI v2 + RBAC notes:
https://github.com/Azure/azure-cli-samples/blob/master/identity/rbac.md

New Beagle Board (for Robotics):

https://beagleboard.org/blue

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This week I have mostly been reading about:

Introduction to gRPC:

https://container-solutions.com/introduction-to-grpc/

Tenets of SRE (annotating):

https://medium.com/@jerub/tenets-of-sre-8af6238ae8a8#.mekbp7w8q

Pretty neat , CTOP Command line monitoring for containers:

https://bcicen.github.io/ctop/

10 Common reasons Kubernetes deployments may fail:

https://kukulinski.com/10-most-common-reasons-kubernetes-deployments-fail-part-1/

System Design Primer:

https://github.com/donnemartin/system-design-primer

Zero downtime deploys (Django):

https://medium.com/teemforwork/zero-downtime-deploys-a-tale-of-django-migrations-7a040f425e4a?ct=t(DevOpsLinks_49)#.nnrfmmvad

Recent AWS S3 Incident response:

https://aws.amazon.com/message/41926/

Maersk and IBM aim to get 10 million shipping containers onto global supply blockchain by year-end :
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/maersk-ibm-aim-get-10-million-shipping-containers-onto-global-supply-blockchain-by-year-end-1609778

Deep learning re-invents the Hearing aid:

http://spectrum.ieee.org/consumer-electronics/audiovideo/deep-learning-reinvents-the-hearing-aid

Google Maps XSS hack found and rewarded:

https://medium.com/@marin_m/how-i-found-a-5-000-google-maps-xss-by-fiddling-with-protobuf-963ee0d9caff#.g9bwh5myj

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This week I have mostly been reading about:

Interesting wrapper around terraform (ifs !?) :

https://medium.com/@GrahamJenson/treat-infrastructure-like-you-treat-code-e5b3c0ad925d#.u8o6v9o9a

A web service in pure bash:
https://hackernoon.com/a-web-service-written-in-pure-bash-2af847902df1#.91vp4x1vy

Why you should learn go?:

https://medium.com/@kevalpatel2106/why-should-you-learn-go-f607681fad65#.wilnsw2fh

Google Grumpy Python/Go:

https://github.com/google/grumpy

Google Infrastructure design overview:

https://cloud.google.com/security/security-design/

Lessons for new [Development] Managers:

http://www.philipotoole.com/lessons-for-new-development-managers/

SystemD is awful long live systemD:

https://naftuli.wtf/2017/01/12/systemd-is-awful/

And finally something fun

Self driving cars in GTA V! (openAI) :

https://openai.com/blog/GTA-V-plus-Universe/

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Coding Standards: I had this epiphany too many years ago , but in the Java world , I should write about it one day:

http://www.lhotka.net/weblog/CodingStandardsHorrorStory.aspx

Progress not perfection:

https://medium.com/the-mission/want-to-be-a-creative-genius-your-goal-should-be-progress-not-perfection-ff20be18e01e#.6ug3vhxhm

Build pipelines and immutable artifacts:

View story at Medium.com

Make deploying software boring:

https://zachholman.com/posts/deploying-software

What is configuration management?

https://www.axelos.com/news/blogs/november-2016/what-is-configuration-management

Competing with AWS: ?

https://medium.com/@cloud_opinion/competing-with-aws-17b69d3e15bb#.ozvajea49

Are you Load Balancing wrong?:

http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3028689

Some links taken from #devopsweekly

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This week its all been about:

History of man pages:

https://truss.works/blog/2016/12/9/man-splained

It was never about Ops:

http://biven.org/it-was-never-about-ops/

Swift 3.1

https://swift.org/blog/swift-3-1-release-process/

Neo4J vs ES (kind-a)

Neo4j vs ElasticSearch & Full Text Search In Neo4j

Code Bullies:

http://blog.adamcameron.me/2016/12/code-twats-and-code-bullies.html

Visual Code 1.8

http://code.visualstudio.com/updates/v1_8

Ubuntu App Crash hole

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/12/15/researcher_details_justpatched_pwnage_flaws_in_ubuntu/

 

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This week I have mostly read about:

Amazon Region in Canada is go:

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/now-open-aws-canada-central-region/

PostgreSQL 10 (table partitoning):

https://git.postgresql.org/gitweb/?p=postgresql.git;a=commit;h=f0e44751d7175fa3394da2c8f85e3ceb3cdbfe63

Typescript 2.1 released:

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/typescript/2016/12/07/announcing-typescript-2-1/

The state of Babel:

https://babeljs.io/blog/2016/12/07/the-state-of-babel

Python 3.6 news:

https://docs.python.org/3.6/whatsnew/3.6.html

American Postcard Future predictions from a 100 years ago:

http://www.ephemerasociety.org/blog/?p=6228

And finally Atari 2600 emu in Minecraft:

 

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This week been far to busy , but will have some time this weekend to read and watch all the AWS news:

Lots of things from AWS ReInvent 2016:

AWS launches Blox, a collection of open source tools for the EC2 Container Service

Keynote videos:

https://live.awsevents.com/previous-recordings.html

AWS Light Sail:

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-lightsail-the-power-of-aws-the-simplicity-of-a-vps/

Amazon Lex:

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-lex-build-conversational-voice-text-interfaces/

EC2 programmable hardware:

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/developer-preview-ec2-instances-f1-with-programmable-hardware/

Less AWS stuff

Google public NTP servers smearing Leap Seconds:

https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2016/11/making-every-leap-second-count-with-our-new-public-NTP-servers.html

Firefox security fix:

http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2016/12/tor-releases-urgent-update-for-firefox-0day-thats-under-active-attack/

AirDroid security flaw:

http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2016/12/at-least-10-million-android-users-imperiled-by-popular-airdroid-app/

In other news I treated myself to a GPD XD for a bit of mobile retro gaming.