Thursday, February 14, 2019

[Links of the Day] 14/02/2019: golang fast HTTP , virtio shared file-system, enclave application

  • FastHTTP : like net/http but up to 10x faster . Zero memory allocation on a fast path. When you really really need to go fast and the standard golang lib is not enough.
  • Virtio-fs : shared file system build on top of the virtio framework. Finally a good way of sharing files and data between the host and the guest VM or between guests [git].
  • Asylo : I recently came across the concept of enclave applications. An enclave is a special execution context where code can run protected from even the OS kernel, with the guarantee that even a user running with root privileges cannot extract the enclave’s secrets or compromise its integrity. It relies on Intel SGX or ARM trustzone security hardware feature to protect the runtime operation of the process. This might be the next security level for highly regulated industries that want to deploy in a public cloud environment which will completely eliminate a lot of the conundrum that they currently face.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

[Links of the Day] 12/02/2019 : Product management search engine, BI made easy, Test Fuzzing infrastructure

  • Product Management Search Engine: product management is a rather important part of the R&D lifecycle. Now you have a search engine for article and documentation in that specific domain.
  • Blazer : easily create charts and dashboard to share. 
  • ClusterFuzz: google fuzzing infrastructure. Fuzz testing at scale, when coupled with OSS-fuzz you end up with a fantastic tool for finding bugs in code especially buffer overflow.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

[Links of the Day] 05/02/2019 : git absorb, Interactive SICP, Geek gone criminal mastermind

  • git-absorb: git commit --fixup, but automatic.
  • interactive SICP : interactive versions of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. If you want to dig even further this book is interesting as it is beautiful to read.
  • Techy gone criminal mastermind: a long read on how the (maybe) coder behind the TrueCrypt software became a drug lord. OK.. looks like he started really early down the criminal tech path: Lulu told me that when Le Roux was 15 or 16, in the late 1980s, the local police raided the family home and arrested Paul for selling pornography online.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

[Links of the Day] 31/01/2019 : Evidence based management, real time data streams analysis, proxy firewall with deep protocol analysis

  • Evidence-Based Management Guide : agile meet KPI scorecards ... Some interesting concept, but I am wary of the current trends of anything can be solved by X + Z in management... 
  • Confluo : real-time distributed analysis of multiple data streams. Confluo simultaneously supports high throughput concurrent writes, online queries at millisecond timescales, and CPU-efficient ad-hoc queries via a combination of data structures carefully designed for the specialized case of multiple data streams, and an end-to-end optimized system design.
  • Zorp : open source proxy firewall with deep protocol analysis. If you want to be nice and cosy on a deep and meaningfull level with your traffic. This is for you. With Zorp you can control, inspect and modify traffic at the application layer.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

[Links of the Day] : 29/01/2019 : Agile BS, K8s and Serverless failure stories

  • Detecting Agile BS : short sweet and straight to the point. Most companies out there are doing Agile BS. Very few really understand what it takes and even when they do they often assume that carpet bombing the approach across every practice will work... Waterfall model has its place, it all depends on your context and objectives.
  • Kubernetes Failure stories : K8s fail and stuff go bad
  • Serverless Failure stories : Well serverless fail too and stuff go bad ( and can cost you a lot of money )

Thursday, January 24, 2019

[Links of the Day] 24/01/2019 : Txt Message Path, Pro Git Book, IT Postmortems collections

  • The route of a text message : fantastic post taking you down the path that a text message goes through, from typing to sending it over the airwave and back to the recipient phone. 
  • Pro Git : excellent and free book on Git. A must read for anybody that interact daily with this awesome tool.
  • Postmortems : a collection of outage postmortems from big and small companies.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

[Links of the Day] 22/01/2019 : Bash CheatSheet , Github Actions, Decision Tree Lib

  • Bash scripting cheatsheet : if you are like me and you always need to double check how to test a variable in bash .. this cheat sheet is for you. Also, you can probably any cheatsheet you need on the main page.
  • Awesome-Actions : Github actions are all the rage. And this awesome git repo provides you all the cool kid's actions out there.
  • DtreeViz : python library for decision tree visualization and model interpretation.