Issue #338

29 July 2022


Issue #338
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Friday 29th July issue is presented by Teleport


Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all your infrastructure. The open-source Teleport Access Plane consolidates connectivity, authentication, authorization, and audit into a single platform.
 
#Leadership #Management
 
tl;dr: 3 steps: (1) State what happened. The most important step is initiating the conversation. It's common to downplay bad news or share the bare minimum. (2) Provide an explanation for the cause. This may be embarrassing, particularly if your action or inaction was a contributing factor but trying to avoid acknowledging your embarrassment often makes it worse. (3) Here's what you're planning to do: this gives the other parties the benefit of your thinking while signaling your openness to theirs. 
The Critical Startup Skills You Might Be Overlooking - And How to Bring Them Into Focus
#Leadership #Management

tl;dr: (1) How to get better at taking your own pulse. (2) How to get better at delegating. (3) How to make your strategy more clear. (4) How to speak less and become a better detective during 1:1s. (5) How to get better at listening — by paying more attention to yourself. And more.

How To Access Infrastructure Without Usernames And Passwords
- Ev Kontsevoy
#Management #Security

tl;dr: Teleport 10 introduces Passwordless Access. Eliminate passwords and other static credentials like SSH keys from your infrastructure, making it more secure, scalable, and easier to use. Stolen credentials are the #1 cause of data breaches — Teleport 10 makes it easy to ditch the secrets and embrace identity. Learn more.

Promoted by Teleport
My Notes On GitLab Postgres Schema Design
- Shekhar Gulati
#PostgreSQL #BestPractice

tl;dr: "My motivation to understand the schema of a big project like Gitlab was to compare it against schemas I am designing and learn some best practices from their schema definition. I can surely say I learnt a lot."

"Programming is not about typing, it's about thinking."

- Rich Hickey
 
My 4G Setup For Working Remotely From Anywhere
- Suraj Nath
#Remote

tl;dr: "After getting locked in for almost 2 years due to COVID-19, I wanted to spend time with nature, away from busy city life, and breath fresh air. My parents own a farm, so it felt like a perfect place to spend a few weeks. The only issue is that I don’t have wired internet connectivity in the Farm." 
#Socket
 
tl;dr: "If you have experience writing applications using sockets, all of this information should be obvious to you. It wasn't obvious to me as an absolute beginner, so I'm trying to make it more explicit in the hopes of shortening another beginner's time getting their feet wet with sockets."
The Different Ways To Handle Errors In C
- Ethan McCue
#C

tl;dr: "C doesn't have a single clear way to handle errors... so for this post, we are going to work with the toy example of a function that parses natural numbers from a string and go through the different approaches."

Announcing The Keyword Generics Initiative
- Yoshua Wuyts
#Rust

tl;dr: "We are excited to announce the start of the Keyword Generics Initiative, a new initiative under the purview of the language team. We're officially just a few weeks old now, and in this post we want to briefly share why we've started this initiative, and share some insight on what we're about."

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