Maximizing your security posture with Azure ATP
Posted on August 3, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length medium
Interesting article from Chris Hallum from Microsoft. Their customers spend a lot of time and money on security solutions and very few of them are taking full advantage of the solutions they've deployed. Even fewer of them are deploying or maintaining these solutions correctly. Based on this it's not surprising to see stats like "93% of all breaches could have been avoided if basic cyber hygiene had been in place" (Online Trust Alliance).
How to deploy a Go web application using Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04
Posted on July 24, 2019, Level beginner Resource Length medium
The guide by Michael Okoh about deploying a web application in Go which will be useful to many back-end developers.
Managing a secure JSON Web Token Implementation
Posted on July 22, 2019, Level beginner Resource Length medium
Daniel Fanara wrote this article about more advanced topics of managing secure JSON Web Tokens (JWT). They are great for representing a user's authentication / authorization state without needing to maintain a server-side session store.
To run or not to run a database on Kubernetes: What to consider
Posted on July 21, 2019, Level beginner Resource Length short
Benjamin Good, Solutions Architect, Google Cloud, wrote this piece in which he considers if you should run a database on Kubernetes. Today, more and more applications are being deployed in containers on Kubernetes—so much so that we've heard Kubernetes called the Linux of the cloud.
Tags database devops kubernetes google
Getting security to scale: learnings from modern app sec teams
Posted on July 15, 2019, Level beginner Resource Length long
Article by Jean-Baptiste Aviat about security challenges when operating at scale. The author sat with some of the best app sec teams operating today, and he figured there was a lot we could learn from them. The goal was to understand the challenges and the way these teams are working.
Music and video at the Linux terminal
Posted on July 14, 2019, Level beginner Resource Length short
Jason Baker (Red Hat) wrote short guide how to play music and video while working in Linux terminal. Your terminal doesn't have to just be for text. Enjoy video and audio at the command line as you work with these simple tools.
Tags linux miscellaneous cloud devops
How to use GitLab and Ansible to create infrastructure as code
Posted on July 5, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length short
Sara Kassabian and Brad Downey wrote this piece for GitLab.com exploring GitLab CI and how this powerful tool can be used for a number of things, including infrastructure as code. GitLab is tool agnostic, but they use Ansible in this demonstration because it's a language commonly used by developers for infrastructure as code.
The evolving infrastructure of .NET Core
Posted on June 30, 2019, Level beginner Resource Length short
An article by Matt Mitchell in which he looks at the history of our infrastructure systems and the significant improvements that have been made in the last year or so in the world of the .NET Core 3.0.
Tags agile programming azure devops
Distributed tracing with Apache Kafka and Jaeger
Posted on June 29, 2019, Level advanced Resource Length long
An article by Aaron Burk about distributed systems. Kafka decouples consumers and producers (meaning applications do not directly communicate with each other) it can be a challenge to illustrate exactly how data flows through your system. Author demonstrates how Jaeger is up to the challenge while navigating the pitfalls of an example project.
Look at how Twitter handles its time series data ingestion challenges
Posted on June 11, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length short
Ram Dagar is author of this overview on the time series topic. The components of time-series are as complex and sophisticated as the data itself. With increasing time, the data obtained increases and it doesn't always mean that more data means more information but, larger sample avoids the error that due to random sampling.
Distributed systems with RabbitMQ
Posted on June 5, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length medium
In this article we're going to talk about the benefits of distributed systems and how to move to distributed systems using RabbitMQ. Then we will learn the fundamentals of RabbitMQ and how to interact with it using Python. Written by Denis Orehovsky.
Small & fast Docker images using GraalVM's native-image
Posted on June 2, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length medium
An article by Adam Warski focusing on optimization of deployment images. The JVM ecosystem has a lot of great traits, but small, cloud-deployment-friendly Docker images is not one of them.
Tags java docker programming devops