Cloud-native modernization or death? A false dichotomy
5 hours ago, redhat

DevNation Tech Talks are hosted by the Red Hat technologists who create our products. These sessions include real solutions plus code and sample projects to help you get started. In this talk, you’ll learn about cloud-native modernization from Daniel Oh and Burr Sutter. Are you familiar with the tight coupling of applications with their underlying […] The post Cloud-native modernization or death? A false dichotomy appeared first on Red Hat Developer....

Dreaming Of A Magical December (2020 Wallpapers Edition)
5 hours ago, smashingmagazine

Let’s welcome December with some new wallpapers! Designed by artists and designers from across the globe, they are available with and without a calendar for the month....

ARM and Lock-Free Programming
6 hours ago, randomascii

I was inspired by the release of Apple’s M1 ARM processor to tweet about the perils of lock-free programming which led to some robust discussion. The discussion went pretty well given the inanity of trying to discuss something as complicated … Continue reading →...

HashiCorp Vault Adds Tokenization and Auto-Join Features
11 hours ago, infoq

HashiCorp has released Vault 1.6 adding new features to their secrets and identity management platform. Cloud auto-join facilitates automatically attaching new Vault nodes to the cluster. The transform secrets engine now supports tokenization to better secure data stored outside of Vault. Additional features include integration with key management services and support for seal migration. By Matt Campbell...

Kernel prepatch 5.10-rc6
12 hours ago, lwn

The 5.10-rc6 kernel prepatch is out. "So I'm feeling pretty good about 5.10, and I hope I won't be proven wrong about that. But please do test."...

Server-Rendered Web Applications in Deno with Aleph.js
14 hours ago, infoq

Aleph.js, a React framework for server-rendered applications in Deno, is now available through an alpha release. Aleph makes many of Next.js’ core features available in Deno environments: zero-config server-side rendering, static site generation, file-system and API routing, and more. Aleph uses the standard EcmaScript Modules (ESM) import syntax and does not need a bundler in development. By Bruno Couriol...

How SAD DNS Works
14 hours ago, infoq

SAD DNS is a new variant of DNS cache poisoning that allows an attacker to inject malicious DNS records into a DNS cache, thus redirecting any traffic to their own server and become a man-in-the-middle (MITM). By Sergio De Simone...

Distributed Key-Value Store etcd Graduates at CNCF
23 hours ago, infoq

The CNCF announced the graduation of the etcd project - a distributed key-value store used by many open source projects and companies. Originally written at CoreOS, etcd was accepted into the CNCF incubation stage in 2018 and graduated in November 2020. By Hrishikesh Barua...

AWS Announces Gateway Load Balancer
1 day ago, infoq

AWS Gateway Load Balancer is a new fully managed network gateway and load balancer. The service is tailored to deploy, scale and manage third-party virtual appliances such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems and deep packet inspection systems in the cloud. By Renato Losio...

Microsoft Releases .NET for Apache Spark 1.0
1 day ago, infoq

Last month, Microsoft released the first major version of .NET for Apache Spark, an open-source package that brings .NET development to the Apache Spark platform. The new release allows .NET developers to write Apache Spark applications using .NET user-defined functions, Spark SQL, and additional libraries such as Microsoft Hyperspace and ML.NET. By Arthur Casals...

Ryan Lambert: PostGIS Trajectory: Space plus Time
1 day ago, postgresql

A few months ago I started experimenting with a few project ideas involving data over space and time. Naturally, I want to use Postgres and PostGIS as the main workhorse for these projects, the challenge was working out exactly how to pull it all together. After a couple false starts I had to put those projects aside for other priorities. In my free time I have continued working through some related reading on the topic. I found why you should be using PostGIS trajectories by Anita Graser and...

Dmitry Dolgov: Evolution of tree data structures for indexing: more exciting than it sounds
1 day ago, postgresql

What is your first association with the concept of B-tree? Mine is 'old and well researched, or in other words boring'. And indeed apparently it was first introduced in 1970! Not only that, already in 1979 they were ubiquitous. Does it mean there is nothing exciting left any more? It turns out that there are multitude of interesting ideas and techniques around B-Trees. They're all coming from desire to cover different (often incompatible) needs, as well as adapt to emerging hardware. In this blo...

A Thanksgiving 2020 Reading List
2 days ago, cloudflare

If you want to relax in an active and learning way this Thanksgiving weekend, here are some of the topics we’ve covered on the Cloudflare blog this past week that you may find interesting....

re:Invent 2020 Liveblog: Andy Jassy Keynote
2 days ago, aws

I’m always ready to try something new! This year, I am going to liveblog Andy Jassy‘s AWS re:Invent keynote address, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1 (PST). I’ll be updating this post every couple of minutes as I watch Andy’s address from the comfort of my home office. […]

Lætitia AVROT: Postgres dress with pockets
2 days ago, postgresql

I was looking for something to add to my Christmas wish list (yes, my parents are retired and they asked for this wish list for the last 3 months) and I remembered I had seen a blog post a few years ago where you could print your own code on clothes. I had a good memory of a particularly nice dress (and I found out later it even had pockets! Yay!...

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