March, 2021

Remote Workstations for the Discerning Artists

The Netflix TechBlog

By Michelle Brenner Netflix is poised to become the world’s most prolific producer of visual effects and original animated content. To meet that demand, we need to attract the world’s best artistic talent.

Happy 15th Birthday Amazon S3 -- the service that started it all

All Things Distributed

15 years is a long time in the world of technology. Back when S3 launched on March 14, 2006 (also known as “Pi Day” to some), iPhones didn’t exist, neither did tweets or likes, Facebook was still only used by a few colleges and universities, and you couldn’t hail a ride or order lunch with an app.

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Use the Davis® AI to detect outages within your custom data streams

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. In today’s complex IT environments, the sheer volume of data created makes it impossible for humans to monitor, comprehend, or troubleshoot problems before they impact the experience of your end users.

23 Node.js Best Practices For Automation Testing

DZone

If you are in the world of software development, you must be aware of Node.js. From Amazon to LinkedIn, a plethora of major websites use Node.js. Powered by JavaScript, Node.js can run on a server, and a majority of devs use it for enterprise applications.

Oracle Cloud Breakdown – Database Hosting Costs on OCI

Scalegrid

When considering a new cloud provider, the big names come to mind - AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. If you’re a developer, you might even be considering a dev-friendly cloud like DigitalOcean or Linode. But, did you know there’s a (relatively) new player in the cloud game?

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 17th, 2021

High Scalability

Hey, HighScalability is here again! Reverse engineering an ancient analog computer is a detective story worth reading. A Model of the Cosmos in the ancient Greek Antikythera Mechanism. Do you love this Stuff? Without your encouragement on Patreon this Stuff won't stuffin’ stuff.

ConsoleMe: A Central Control Plane for AWS Permissions and Access

The Netflix TechBlog

ConsoleMe: A Central Control Plane for AWS Permissions and Access By Curtis Castrapel , Patrick Sanders , and Hee Won Kim At AWS re:Invent 2020, we open sourced two new tools for managing multi-account AWS permissions and access.

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From AIOps tools to an AIOps platform: what it takes to automate AI operations

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. According to Gartner , “the long-term impact of AIOps on IT operations will be transformative.” ” AIOps will have a long-term and transformative impact on IT operations.

Surveying the Tides of Cloud-Native and Open Source Observability

DZone

We can plausibly say the enterprise development market turned the tide on cloud-native development in 2020, as most net-new software and serious overhaul projects started moving toward microservices architectures, with Kubernetes as the preferred platform.

ScaleGrid Adds Oracle Cloud for Managed Database Hosting

Scalegrid

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 30, 2021 – ScaleGrid, a leading Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, has just announced support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) through their fully managed database hosting plans.

How Parallel Plans Start Up – Part 1

SQL Performance

This five-part series takes a deep dive into the way SQL Server row mode parallel plans start up. This first part covers the role of the parent task (coordinator) in preparing the plan for parallel execution.

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The Netflix Cosmos Platform

The Netflix TechBlog

Orchestrated Functions as a Microservice by Frank San Miguel on behalf of the Cosmos team Introduction Cosmos is a computing platform that combines the best aspects of microservices with asynchronous workflows and serverless functions.

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The Performance Inequality Gap, 2021

Alex Russell

TL;DR: A lot has changed since 2017 when we last estimated a global baseline resource per-page resource budget of 130-170KiB.

Simplified observability for your SNMP devices

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. While today’s IT world continues the shift toward treating everything as a service, many organizations need to keep their environments under strict control while managing their infrastructure themselves on-premises. The monitoring challenges of on-premises environments.

Using Azure Front Door for Eliminating Preflight Calls (CORS)

DZone

What is CORS. Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) is a security mechanism built-in most modern browsers to restrict accessing resources from a server hosted on a different domain. Using CORS techniques, servers can limit the sharing of data to only trusted domains.

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Gone Floating Labels And Green Lighthouse Scores

Smashing Magazine

Gone Floating Labels And Green Lighthouse Scores. Gone Floating Labels And Green Lighthouse Scores. Vitaly Friedman. 2021-03-19T13:30:00+00:00. 2021-03-19T15:28:04+00:00. There is always something happening behind the scenes at Smashing.

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Number series generator challenge solutions – Part 3

SQL Performance

This is the third part in a series about solutions to the number series generator challenge. In Part 1 I covered solutions that generate the rows on the fly. In Part 2 I covered solutions that query a physical base table that you prepopulate with rows.

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A Day in the Life of an Experimentation and Causal Inference Scientist @ Netflix

The Netflix TechBlog

Stephanie Lane , Wenjing Zheng , Mihir Tendulkar Source credit: Netflix Within the rapid expansion of data-related roles in the last decade, the title Data Scientist has emerged as an umbrella term for myriad skills and areas of business focus.

Comparing Nodejs vs Java: Your Backend Tech Stacks Explained

Simform

If you want to compare two powerful backend technologies: Node.js vs. Java and are also excited to read about how Netflix migrated from Java to Node.js, read this article. It will introduce you to why Java is still relevant in the times of modern and scalable Node.js.

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Extend Dynatrace automation and AI capabilities more easily than ever

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. These days, everything is about software. Complex IT systems make it possible to buy your favorite pair of jeans online, pay your bills, or help you navigate. These systems produce an unimaginably huge amount of data.

Chaos Engineering: Deadlock

DZone

In this series of chaos engineering articles, we have been learning to simulate various performance problems. In this post, let’s discuss how to simulate deadlock. What Is a Deadlock? Deadlocks tend to happen in multi-threaded applications.

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High Scalability

Who's Hiring? DevOps Engineer : At Kinsta , we set out to create the best managed hosting platform in the world. If you are an experienced DevOps Engineer who is constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve, we might just be the place for you! As Kinsta’s DevOps Engineer, you will be instrumental in making sure that our infrastructure is always on the bleeding edge of technology, remaining stable and high-performing at all times.

Understanding Execution Plan Operator Timings

SQL Performance

SQL Server 2014 SP2 and later produce runtime (“actual”) execution plans that can include elapsed time and CPU usage for each execution plan operator (see KB3170113 and this blog post by Pedro Lopes). Interpreting these numbers is not always as straightforward as one might expect.

Production Media Management: Transforming Media Workflows by leveraging the Cloud

The Netflix TechBlog

Written by Anton Margoline , Avinash Dathathri , Devang Shah and Murthy Parthasarathi. Credit to Netflix Studio’s Product, Design, Content Hub Engineering teams along with all of the supporting partner and platform teams.

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The State Of Mobile And Why Mobile Web Testing Matters

Smashing Magazine

The State Of Mobile And Why Mobile Web Testing Matters. The State Of Mobile And Why Mobile Web Testing Matters. Kelvin Omereshone. 2021-03-02T16:30:00+00:00. 2021-04-14T15:55:39+00:00.

Optimizing anomaly detection and noise

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. It’s been a while since my last blog article on managing Dynatrace Managed at scale. Sorry for the readers who kept waiting for the next part – thanks for all the feedback and questions I received!

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Nginx: Reverse Proxy and Load Balancing

DZone

You might have seen many articles on the internet regarding Nginx and how we can use Nginx for load balancing and reverse proxy. In this article, I would like to share my experience of setting up Nginx for load balancing and reverse proxy with SSL termination in Nginx.

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High Scalability

Who's Hiring? DevOps Engineer : At Kinsta , we set out to create the best managed hosting platform in the world. If you are an experienced DevOps Engineer who is constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve, we might just be the place for you! As Kinsta’s DevOps Engineer, you will be instrumental in making sure that our infrastructure is always on the bleeding edge of technology, remaining stable and high-performing at all times.

Nurturing Design in Your Software Engineering Culture

Strategic Tech

There are a few qualities that differentiate average from high performing software engineering organisations. I believe that attitude towards the design of code and architecture is one of them.

Scaling Revenue & Growth Tooling

The Netflix TechBlog

Written by Nick Tomlin , Michael Possumato , and Rahul Pilani. This post shares how the Revenue & Growth Tools (RGT) team approaches creating full-stack tools for the teams that are the financial backbone of Netflix.

Test automation tools: 8 trends and techniques to watch

TechBeacon Testing

To realize the benefits of test automation, organizations have to take full advantage of smarter tools, according to the The World Quality Report 2020–2021. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Test Automation

DevOps vs DevSecOps: 6 ways that integrating security boosts DevOps

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. In an age when people freely share even their most sensitive personal data on many online apps and services, we have grown to expect businesses will protect this information during any engagement or transaction.

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7 Continuous Code Quality and Automated Code Review Tools

DZone

What Is Continuous Code Quality?

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High Scalability

Who's Hiring? DevOps Engineer : At Kinsta , we set out to create the best managed hosting platform in the world. If you are an experienced DevOps Engineer who is constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve, we might just be the place for you! As Kinsta’s DevOps Engineer, you will be instrumental in making sure that our infrastructure is always on the bleeding edge of technology, remaining stable and high-performing at all times.

Remote (Work From Home) Survey 2021: 82% US-based Companies Offer Permanent WFH

Simform

Remote working is no longer a luxury but the need of the art as far as workplaces are concerned. Many big organizations have taken the decision to allow remote working as a permanent mode of working. The question is, where do the employer as well as the employee go from here on?

Tools for Auditing CSS

CSS - Tricks

Auditing CSS is not a common task in a developer’s everyday life, but sometimes you just have to do it. Maybe it’s part of a performance review to identify critical CSS and reduce unused selectors.

DevOps demands quality engineering. Is your team ready?

TechBeacon Testing

For DevOps teams, quality assurance isn’t enough: You need to up your game to quality engineering if you expect to increase velocity and improve quality through continuous integration. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), Careers, Application Testing

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