Thursday, April 02, 2015

Links of the day 02 - 04 - 2015

Today's links 02/04/2015: Billing &  payment, #Bitcoin Lightning transactions, Compression benchmark, #unikernel
  • Billing & Payments Engineering Meetup II : lots of very interesting talk about the difficulty of processing payements at scale while maintaining compliance and security [first meetup]
  • Lightning Networks Part I - Revocable Transactions : very good break down by Rusty Russel of the Lightning Network paper. The promise of this work is exceptional: instant reliable transactions across the bitcoin network.
  • Squash Benchmark : compression benchmark with 28 datasets, each of which is tested against 23 plugins containing 39 codecs at every compression level they offer—the number varies by codec, but there are 178 in total, yielding 4,984 different settings. The benchmark is currently run on 8 different machines (with more coming soon!) for a current grand total of 39,872 configurations.
  • A VM for every URL: interesting experiment where the author tries to run a single unikernel per URL, not really anything significant can be derived from the experiment but it shows the direction the industry is going for.