⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 21 Oct, 2020

  • by Iris Won
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1. How Discord Won

How

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

Meet

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

System

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 Statements & Statement Expressions

Updated Oct 27, 2016: Fixed sample code comments in coroutine example as per suggestion, edited text to note D’s similar behaviour. Updated Oct 28, 2016: Added missing colon., corrected Duff’s device example.


6. A Warning About Glassdoor

A

The most recent review left, regardless of its score, is weighted at 80%. This is why after a negative review is left, a company will routinely leave an onslaught of positive reviews to counterweight the negative one. Glassdoor is trash.


7. The Eric Yuan Effect

The

I’ve been reading about Eric Yuan, founder of Zoom. Yuan migrated to the USA from China in the 80s. He had heard Bill Gates speak about the internet and he wanted to be a part of the digital revolution.


8. Why software engineering processes and tools don’t work for machine learning

Why

“AI is the new electricity.” At least, that’s what Andrew Ng suggested at this year’s Amazon re:MARS conference.


9. Dockerfile Security Best Practices

Container security is a broad problem space and there are many low hanging fruits one can harvest to mitigate risks. A good starting point is to follow some rules when writing Dockerfiles. I’ve compiled a list of common security issues and how to avoid them.


10. Announcing HashiCorp Boundary

Announcing

We are pleased to announce HashiCorp Boundary, a new open source project that enables practitioners and operators to securely access dynamic hosts and services with fine-grained authorization without requiring direct network access.


11. 14,000x Speedup a.k.a. Computer Science For the Win

In my job as a scientific software developer, I tend to write a lot of code. And most people who haven’t been through a Computer Science degree tend to think that CS is “just” about slinging code at the screen and then running it.


12. SEO mistakes I’ve made and how I fixed them

SEO

This issue stemmed from what I would qualify as an interrupted static HTML build. When building your Gatsby site the last steps of the build process involve building your production JS files and also generating the HTML for each page.


13. Demystifying AWS VPC

VPC is the topic that flies under the radar of many Software Developers, despite being present in every AWS account (well, maybe not for accounts created before 2009… But that’s unlikely). There are a few reasons for this I can think of:


14. How we built a $1m ARR SaaS startup

How

Canny recently hit a major revenue milestone: one million dollars in annual recurring revenue. ⏱ We launched in March 2017, so it took us just under 3.



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