Defenseless: UVA engineering computer scientists discover vulnerability affecting computers globally
Posted on May 7, 2021, Level beginner Resource Length medium
In 2018, industry and academic researchers revealed a potentially devastating hardware flaw that made computers and other devices worldwide vulnerable to attack. Since Spectre was discovered, the world’s most talented computer scientists from industry and academia have worked on software patches and hardware defenses, confident they’ve been able to protect the most vulnerable points in the speculative execution process without slowing down computing speeds too much. By Audra Book @virginia.edu.
Trapped on technology's trailing edge
Posted on April 20, 2021, Level beginner Resource Length long
We're paying too much to deal with obsolete electronic parts. Keeping aging systems on their feet is a daunting and resource-intensive task. By Peter Sandborn.
Worst nightmare cyberattack: The untold story of the SolarWinds hack
Posted on April 16, 2021, Level beginner Resource Length long
The routine software update may be one of the most familiar and least understood parts of our digital lives. By Dina Temple Raston.
What is neuromorphic computing?
Posted on January 12, 2021, Level beginner Resource Length medium
What is neuromorphic computing? Everything you need to know about how it is changing the future of computing. By Jo Best.
Deploy Fedora CoreOS servers with Terraform
Posted on December 29, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length medium
Fedora CoreOS is a lightweight, secure operating system optimized for running containerized workloads. A YAML document is all you need to describe the workload you'd like to run on a Fedora CoreOS server. By Nathan Smith @fedoramagazine.
From Vue to Nuxt: Server-side rendering in a nutshell
Posted on December 4, 2020, Level intermediate Resource Length long
Building front-end apps is no longer limited to taking care of what is happening only in the browser. We need to dig into the server-side as well if we want to provide reliable software. By Patryk Andrzejewski.
How to set up your own home VPN server
Posted on November 26, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length medium
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are very useful, whether you're traveling the world or just using public Wi-Fi at a coffee shop in your hometown. But you don't necessarily have to pay for a VPN service—you could host your own VPN server at home. By Chris Hoffman.
How to use Azure spot to reduce Azure virtualization costs
Posted on November 21, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length medium
One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the resource optimization achieved through hardware abstraction. This article explains how Azure Spot can provide a scalable virtualization management solution saving you from using unnecessary VMs. By Symon Perriman.
In search for future of cloud storage, researchers look to holographic storage solutions
Posted on November 11, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length medium
Data storage has always been a key tenet of compute, and with the massive growth in cloud compute, the demand for cloud data storage has opened an avenue for both revisiting prior technologies and developing new ones. It is projected that around 125 zettabytes of data will be generated annually by 2024, and storing this in a cost-effective way is going to be a big challenge. By Benn Thomsen , Senior Principal Researcher Dushyanth Narayanan , Senior Principal Researcher Ant Rowstron , Distinguished Engineer / Deputy Lab Director.
Building a chat application using SvelteJS and SSE
Posted on October 5, 2020, Level intermediate Resource Length medium
If you've already developed web applications with ReactJS or VueJS, you've probably heard of SvelteJS. In this article, author will explore this new framework to discover its subtleties, and show you how it is not so different from others (on the surface). By Julien Demangeon.
How do routers work, really?
Posted on September 21, 2020, Level intermediate Resource Length long
This is the inside view of how exactly a router operates. You only need to know this if you are poking inside a router implementation. If that is the case, my condolences. By Kamila Součková.
What GoogleBot is doing to shopping carts... and why
Posted on August 14, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length short
GoogleBot can add products to shopping carts. But it's only happening to these specific merchants. By Roger Montti.