Tuesday, March 05, 2019

[Links of the Day] 05/03/2019 : RDMA for containers, K8s for hobbyist, OpenSource mobile core network

  • FreeFlow : virtual RDMA networking purely with a software-based approach using commodity RDMA NICs for containers. 
  • K8s clusters for hobbyist : how to setup and operate a fully functional, secure Kubernetes cluster on a cloud provider such as Hetzner Cloud, DigitalOcean or Scaleway.
  • Magma : open-source software platform that gives network operators an open, flexible and extendable mobile core network solution.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

[Links of the Day] 21/02/2019: Database Internals, Fosdem 2019 Videos, Cloud Programming Simplified

  • Database Internals ; excellent series delving into the internal mechanism and algorithm of modern and not so modern database systems.
  • Fosdem 2019 Videos: Fosdem 2019 conference video start to filter through on the interweb
  • Cloud Programming Simplified: A Berkeley View on Serverless Computing paper which gives a quick history of cloud computing, including an accounting of the predictions of the 2009 Berkeley View of Cloud Computing paper, explains the motivation for serverless computing, describes applications that stretch the current limits of serverless, and then lists obstacles and research opportunities required for serverless computing to fulfil its full potential.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

[Links of the Day] 19/02/2019: Headless Jenkins, Organising AWS accounts, 10-tier microservices architecture demo

  • jenkinsfile-runner : run your Jenkins file in headless mode. This is fantastic if you want to offer a quick way to test your pipeline locally or even offer Jenkins as a function.
  • Organizing enterprise AWS accounts: a very good intro on how, what, and why partitioning your AWS accounts.
  • 10-tier microservices architecture demo : shows how to build a website using a 10-tier microservices architecture—Kubernetes/GKE, Istio, Stackdriver, Skaffold, gRPC and OpenCensus—where each tier is written in a different language—Go, C#, Node, Python, Java, Python—all connected using gRPC, deployable using with little or no configuration. Microsoft has a similar example and lets me tell you I am sure that somewhere there is an exec that gave it a look and mandated a poor dev team to deliver the same for its company website while using their own private cloud ( he has to justify buying all those servers a couple of years ago)

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.