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Planet Damian

November 30, 2018

Christof Damian

Friday Links (AWS Edition)

Using Machine Learning to Create Fake Fingerprints
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/using_machine_l.html

Rails 4.2.11, 5.0.7.1, 5.1.6.1 and 5.2.1.1 have been released!
https://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2018/11/27/Rails-4-2-5-0-5-1-5-2-have-been-released/

Tidal 1.0.0 refactor
 https://slab.org/tidal-1-0-0-refactor/

decidim/decidim
https://youtu.be/f6JMgJAQ2tc
https://github.com/decidim/decidim

Perceived Barriers to Trunk Based Development
http://www.davefarley.net/?p=269

Stack Overflow: How We Do Monitoring - 2018 Edition
https://nickcraver.com/blog/2018/11/29/stack-overflow-how-we-do-monitoring/

Go 2, here we come!
https://blog.golang.org/go2-here-we-come

Fully Automated Continuous Deployment on Android with Bitrise
https://overflow.buffer.com/2018/11/29/fully-automated-continuous-deployment-on-android-with-bitrise/

event-stream, npm, and trust
https://lwn.net/Articles/773121/

AWS

AWS Launches, Previews, and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Andy Jassy Keynote
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-previews-and-pre-announcements-at-reinvent-2018-andy-jassy-keynote/

New – Amazon DynamoDB Transactions
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-amazon-dynamodb-transactions/

Amazon DynamoDB On-Demand – No Capacity Planning and Pay-Per-Request Pricing
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-dynamodb-on-demand-no-capacity-planning-and-pay-per-request-pricing/


New – Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights – Fast, Interactive Log Analytics
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-amazon-cloudwatch-logs-insights-fast-interactive-log-analytics/

New – EC2 Instances (A1) Powered by Arm-Based AWS Graviton Processors
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-ec2-instances-a1-powered-by-arm-based-aws-graviton-processors/

Firecracker – Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Computing
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/firecracker-lightweight-virtualization-for-serverless-computing/

New – AWS Transfer for SFTP – Fully Managed SFTP Service for Amazon S3
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-aws-transfer-for-sftp-fully-managed-sftp-service-for-amazon-s3/

New for AWS Lambda – Use Any Programming Language and Share Common Components
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-for-aws-lambda-use-any-programming-language-and-share-common-components/

Announcing Ruby Support for AWS Lambda
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/announcing-ruby-support-for-aws-lambda/

New – Hibernate Your EC2 Instances
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-hibernate-your-ec2-instances/

Amazon Personalize – Real-Time Personalization and Recommendation for Everyone
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-personalize-real-time-personalization-and-recommendation-for-everyone/

Amazon Forecast – Time Series Forecasting Made Easy
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-forecast-time-series-forecasting-made-easy/
https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/28/aws-launches-amazon-forecast-to-make-time-series-predictions-easier/

Amazon QuickSight adds support for dashboard embedding and APIs
https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/11/amazon-quickSight-adds-support-for-dashboard-embedding-and-APIs/

by Christof Damian (noreply@blogger.com) at November 30, 2018 08:46 AM

November 23, 2018

Christof Damian

Friday Links

Stripe’s Will Larson on Designing a Performance Management System from Scratch
https://blog.gitprime.com/designing-performance-management-systems/

Have tech perks gone too far?
https://www.atlassian.com/blog/teamwork/employee-retention-is-about-more-than-perks

New – Train Custom Document Classifiers with Amazon Comprehend
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-train-custom-document-classifiers-with-amazon-comprehend/


Headcount dilemmas.
https://lethain.com/headcount-dilemmas/

Configuration as code
https://twitter.com/springrod/status/1063412788670926849

JWZ: Weird Machines
https://www.jwz.org/blog/2018/11/weird-machines/

Google News may shut over EU plans to charge tax for links
https://amp.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/18/google-news-may-shut-over-eu-plans-to-charge-tax-for-links

Worst-Case Thinking Breeds Fear and Irrationality
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/worst-case_thin_1.html

How your office building is tricking you into going green
https://www.atlassian.com/blog/teamwork/sustainable-workspaces-and-practices

From Maker to Manager: How to Take the Leap
https://open.buffer.com/maker-to-manager/

Self Documenting Code vs. Comments? Turns Out It’s Both or Neither
https://blog.ndepend.com/self-documenting-code-vs-comments/

New – Amazon Route 53 Resolver for Hybrid Clouds
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-amazon-route-53-resolver-for-hybrid-clouds/

Information Attacks against Democracies
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/information_att.html

If you want an open company culture, start this one habit
https://www.atlassian.com/blog/inside-atlassian/internal-blogging-knowledge-sharing

New – Predictive Scaling for EC2, Powered by Machine Learning
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-predictive-scaling-for-ec2-powered-by-machine-learning/

I was a CRUDoholic
https://blog.arkency.com/i-was-a-crudoholic/

I hate manager READMEs
https://medium.com/@skamille/i-hate-manager-readmes-20a0dd9a70d0

Why Good Developers Write Bad Unit Tests
https://mtlynch.io/good-developers-bad-tests/

by Christof Damian (noreply@blogger.com) at November 23, 2018 09:16 AM

November 15, 2018

Christof Damian

Early Friday Links

We have hackdays this week, so this is a bit early.

Schneier: The Pentagon Is Publishing Foreign Nation-State Malware
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/the_pentagon_is.html

Android: a 10-year visual history
https://www.theverge.com/2011/12/7/2585779/android-10th-anniversary-google-history-pie-oreo-nougat-cupcake

Kellan: What I’m up to: tech leadership
http://laughingmeme.org/2018/11/12/what-im-up-to-tech-leadership/

The next version of HTTP won’t be using TCP
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/11/the-next-version-of-http-wont-be-using-tcp/

New – Redis 5.0 Compatibility for Amazon ElastiCache
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-redis-5-0-compatibility-for-amazon-elasticache/

PageSpeed Insights, now powered by Lighthouse
https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2018/11/pagespeed-insights-now-powered-by.html

Basecamp: Postmortem on the read-only outage of Basecamp on November 9th, 2018
https://m.signalvnoise.com/postmortem-on-the-read-only-outage-of-basecamp-on-november-9th-2018-9165c315ee7f

Answer these 10 questions to understand if you’re a good manager
https://qz.com/work/1447711/how-to-tell-if-youre-a-good-manager/

Stripe’s Will Larson on Designing a Performance Management System from Scratch
https://blog.gitprime.com/designing-performance-management-systems/

Code As Craft with Rasmus Lerdorf | Nov 13th, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJJKZM8bruQ

New – EC2 Auto Scaling Groups With Multiple Instance Types & Purchase Options
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-ec2-auto-scaling-groups-with-multiple-instance-types-purchase-options/

Schneier: More Spectre/Meltdown-Like Attacks
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/more_spectremel.html


by Christof Damian (noreply@blogger.com) at November 15, 2018 11:07 AM

November 09, 2018

Christof Damian

November 02, 2018

Christof Damian