Continue reading takes about 5 minutes 3. The Founder’s Guide to Actually Understanding Users But the default way most of us talk to customers and prospects is unscientific and fraught with confirmation bias, putting us in danger of being lied to and wasting months building something nobody wants. 4. Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for mass vaccination. Britain’s medicines regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe to be rolled out. 8. Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Signal Encryption Protocol? Last week, with little fanfare, Google announced a change that could soon make its 2 billion Android users worldwide far harder to surveil: The tech giant says it’s rolling out a beta version of its Android messaging app that will now use end-to-end encryption by default. 9. Why is Apple’s M1 Chip So Fast? On Youtube I watched a Mac user who had bought an iMac last year.… Read More »⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 04 Dec, 2020
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Continue reading takes about 5 minutes 1. Benchmarking Debian vs Alpine as a Base Docker Image Most official Docker images offer both Debian and Alpine based images but there’s some surprising performance results between the 2. 3. Docker Private Registry with S3 backend on AWS Our current Docker Hub Registry at https://hub.docker.com provides for a single private repository. This means all our private images must be stored there which prevents from proper versioning via labels. Setting up this repository is an alternative to using AWS ECR service for the same purpose. 4. Performance Read carefully before you jump to conclusions on this page! There are easy ways to configure TypeScript to ensure faster compilations and editing experiences. The earlier that these practices can be adopted, the better. 6. Announcing PartiQL: One query language for all your data Data is being gathered and created at rates unprecedented in history. Much of this data is intended to drive business outcomes but, according to the Harvard Business Review, “…on average, less than half of an organization’s structured data is actively used in making… Read More »⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 27 Nov, 2020
Continue reading takes about 5 minutes 1. The ‘arctic fox’ model of software delivery Recently, I celebrated my seven year anniversary of originally starting at Xero, and it got me thinking about what we’ve achieved in that time. 2. Graphics for JVM Let’s say I want to build high-quality desktop apps. I also want to do it on JVM. Don’t get your hopes up—we are not there yet. But I have a plan. It’s high level enough—performant, yet doesn’t make you overthink every memory allocation. It is cross-platform. 3. Numbers Show We’re Not as Addicted to Fossil Fuels as You Think Sign up to receive the Green Daily newsletter in your inbox every weekday. The way we think about how much fossil fuels contribute to our energy mix overplays its utility. 4. The 2020 Mac Mini Unleashed: Putting Apple Silicon M1 To The Test Last week, Apple made industry news by announcing new Mac products based upon the company’s new Apple Silicon M1 SoC chip, marking the first move of a planned 2-year roadmap to transition over from Intel-based x86 CPUs… Read More »⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 20 Nov, 2020
Continue reading takes about 3 minutes 1. Migrating Large Heroku Postgres Instances to AWS Aurora without Downtime In this article I discuss a general process I used recently to migrate a large multi-terabyte Heroku Postgres Database from the Heroku Platform to Amazon Aurora Postgres on a live Heroku based application architecture with near zero downtime and builtin failovers during the process. 2. Deno is a carbon copy of Golang, a decade too late 10 years ago we saw both Node.js and Golang release for the first time. Node.js was adopted at a rapid rate by scripters fed up with the old PHP/Apache set-up. Golang had a slower start to its adoption, opting for a co-routine design from the very start, probably discouraging unfamiliar users. 3. (Part 1/3) Raspberry Pi Homelab with Kubernetes I’ve been running Pi-Hole on a Raspberry Pi 3b wired into my wifi router for most of last year and its been great. So when the new Raspberry Pi 4 came out, I picked one up. 4. FishingStopping some fishing would increase overall catches IN 2018, THE most… Read More »⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 13 Nov, 2020
Continue reading takes about 7 minutes 1. Why I’m switching from Vim to IntelliJ For the last 10 years or so, I have been a die-hard Vim user. I was introduced to Vim on my first programming job. It was almost an instant connection for me. 2. Why we are building a CLI first PaaS without a web frontend At the start of this hectic year I have joined Micro, an open source microservices platform. The company was born out of a Go framework. 3. There was a clear winner on election night: Marijuana Voters in various states across the country approved a series of statewide ballot proposals on Election Day legalizing the use and distribution of marijuana for either medical or adult-use purposes. Their voices were unmistakable and emphatic. 4. Using Query Best Practices Online Course Introduction to Neo4j 4. 6. How a one line change decreased our build times by 99% The Engineering Productivity team at Pinterest came across a small change that had a large impact in reducing build times across pipelines. We found that setting the… Read More »⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 06 Nov, 2020
Continue reading takes about 7 minutes 1. Weekly To-doKubernetes Blog Post in Chinese Coding for MMSS I was planning the Kubernetes and DevOps Chinese blog for a while, the only problem for me now is the time. Kind is a great tool, much better than minikube in my opinion. Kubernetes make scaling easily and independent from IaaS provider Thanks for your reading, save as your bookmark if you like my website.
Continue reading takes about 6 minutes 1. Pattern: Backends For Frontends With the advent and success of the web, the de facto way of delivering user interfaces has shifted from thick-client applications to interfaces delivered via the web, a trend that has also enabled the growth of SAAS-based solutions in general. 2. 5 Ways To Check WordPress Version of ANY Website As with any program or software, it’s important to use the latest version of WordPress so that you can keep your site secure. It’s also an essential component if you’re installing plugins or a new theme. 3. How Discord Won It has been a big year for realizing the limits of technology for interacting with people. Gamers have known this for a long time. Lag, disconnections, and coordination issues were problems in gaming since the start. There is a platform that has gone a long way in solving those problems: Discord. 4. Meet Face ID and Touch ID for the Web People often see passwords are the original sin of authentication on the web. Passwords can be easy to… Read More »⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 23 Oct, 2020
Continue reading takes about 6 minutes 1. How Discord Won It has been a big year for realizing the limits of technology for interacting with people. Gamers have known this for a long time. Lag, disconnections, and coordination issues were problems in gaming since the start. There is a platform that has gone a long way in solving those problems: Discord. 2. Meet Face ID and Touch ID for the Web People often see passwords are the original sin of authentication on the web. Passwords can be easy to guess and vulnerable to breaches. Frequent reuse of the same password across the web makes breaches even more profitable. 3. System Design Interview Questions – Concepts You Should Know You may have heard the terms “Architecture” or “System Design.” These come up a lot during developer job interviews – especially at big tech companies. This in-depth guide will help prepare you for the System Design interview, by teaching you basic software architecture concepts. 4. Weekly To-do Kubernetes Blog Post in Chinese Coding for MMSS 5. How to Get Fired Using Switch… Read More »⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 21 Oct, 2020
Continue reading takes about 3 minutes 1. The Problem of Overfitting in Tech Hiring When a tech company needs a skilled developer to work on a complex task, they naturally tend to look for somebody who has done the same thing before. Sound and obvious logic. It was applied long before the tech sector even emerged. 2. 39 Shirts – Leaving Mozilla In 2001 I had just graduated from a small town high school and headed off to a small town college. I found myself in the quaint computer lab where the substandard computers featured two browsers: Internet Explorer and Mozilla. 3. Chemist Uses CO2 to Convert Seawater into Drinking Water More than 800 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water. And according to the United Nations, the figure will swell to 3.3 billion by 2030. 4. Recycling was a lie — a big lie — to sell more plastic, industry experts say Although our landfills and oceans are full of it, we are as dependent as ever on plastic. And since COVID-19, it’s gotten worse. … Read More »⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 09 Oct, 2020
Continue reading takes about 3 minutes 1. Netflix CEO on paying sky-high salaries: ‘The best are easily 10 times better than average’ In the first few years of Netflix, we were growing fast and needed to hire more software engineers. With my new understanding that high talent density would be the engine of our success, we focused on finding the top performers in the market. 3. To Be a Successful Web Developer You Need to Learn How to Learn Have you ever sat through a 20-hour Udemy course teaching you how to build a website or app?. Maybe you have gone through a popular YouTube series that will teach you how to become a guru at React?. Yes, these resources do exist and to be honest many of them are teaching you all the right things. 4. Why is Snowflake so Valuable? Two weeks ago, Snowflake had the largest IPO ever for a software company. On the first day of trading, the stock price doubled, giving Snowflake a market cap of over $60 billion. Snowflake became all that everyone was… Read More »⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 02 Oct, 2020