Tue.Mar 24, 2020

Post: Scrapinghub, Fauna, Sisu, Educative, PA File Sight, Etleap, Triplebyte, Stream

High Scalability

Who's Hiring? Scrapinghub is hiring a Senior Software Engineer (Big Data/AI). You will be designing and implementing distributed systems : large-scale web crawling platform, integrating Deep Learning based web data extraction components, working on queue algorithms, large datasets, creating a development platform for other company departments, etc. this is going to be a challenging journey for any backend engineer! Please apply here.

Performance Links

CSS - Tricks

I've had a number of browser tabs open to articles all related to web performance and gosh darn it if blogging them is a way for me get some closure. They are all good! Manuel Matuzovic, Why 543 KB keep me up at night : Yes, I know, it depends. 543 KB aren't always bad, but on that specific page there's only a single image (the logo ~20 KB) and a single paragraph. So why then is the page still relatively large, where are the remaining 523 KB coming from? Spoiler: it was the JavaScript.

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How to build a rock-star QA team using test coverage methodology

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Cloud Native Cost Optimization

Adrian Cockcroft

A cost-optimizer at work. Photo of Corey Quinn taken at Kubecon by Adrian One of the impacts of COVID-19 has been a large rapid unplanned change in business activity for most of the global economy.

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Network Automation at Fastly


Ryan Landry, the senior director for TechOps at Fastly, has shared how network automation enables them to manage traffic peaks during popular live-streamed events such as the Super Bowl LIV. Fastly are directly connected to numerous ISPs across the US and try to keep their live video traffic on these direct paths with their partners to deliver video streams as close to the end-user as possible. By Helen Beal.