⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 23 Oct, 2020

  • by Iris Won
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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

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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

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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

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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.


5. System Design Interview Questions – Concepts You Should Know

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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.


6. Weekly To-do

Kubernetes Blog Post in Chinese Coding for MMSS


7. 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.


8. A Warning About Glassdoor

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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.


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.



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