Issue #343

16 August 2022


Issue #343
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Tuesday 16th August 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.
Rituals For Engineering Teams
- Charity Majors
#Leadership #Management

tl;dr: "The thing that grabbed me here is that rituals create a sense of belonging. You show that you belong to the group by participating in the ritual... It seems especially relevant these days when so many of us are atomized and physically separated from our teammates. That ineffable sense of belonging can make all the difference between a job that you do and a role that feeds your soul." Charity provides examples from various teams. 
Platform Engineering KPIs
#Leadership #Management #Platform

tl;dr: "In this post we will share our approach to building out KPI trees for our platform engineering teams... Starting with the product development process, we will explain how we shaped our platform vision, resulting in a set of actionable KPIs that we use to identify our biggest problems and continuously measure our platform’s performance."

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

tl;dr: 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 — open-source Teleport makes it easy to ditch secrets and embrace identity. Learn more.

Promoted by Teleport
Linguistic Antipatterns
#Antipattern

tl;dr: "This website is dedicated to cataloguing types of linguistic antipatterns and discussing the deeper reasons they cause problems and how to fix them."


“Inside every large program is a small program struggling to get out.”

― Tony Hoare

 
#Go
 
tl;dr: "Back in 1998, Rob Pike – of Go and Plan 9 fame – wrote a simple regular expression matcher in C for The Practice of Programming... With Go’s C heritage, and Pike’s influence on the Go language, I thought I’d see how well the C code would translate to Go, and whether it was still elegant.
Monitoring Tiny Web Services
- Julia Evans
#Tips

tl;dr: Julia's goal is to spend approximately 0% of time on ongoing operations for "tiny unimportant websites," writing a program that does 3 things: (1) An uptime checker. (2) An end-to-end healthcheck. (3) Automatically restart if the healthcheck fails.
#UsefulTool
 
tl;dr: "Also I don’t think most users, or even most “power users”, use many of these features. The same is true for devs, most of whom don’t really use the features of their editors. It’s good to explore these things!" 
Redis Explained
- Mahdi Yusuf
#Redis

tl;dr: Redis is coined off of “Remote Dictionary Service”, and is an "open-source key-value database server. The most accurate description of Redis is that it's a data structure server." Mahdi highlights various deployments of Redis, their trade-offs and its internal architecture.

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