2023

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How To Collect and Ship Windows Events Logs With OpenTelemetry

DZone

If you use Windows, you will want to monitor Windows Events. A recent contribution of a distribution of the OpenTelemetry (OTel) Collector makes it much easier to monitor Windows Events with OpenTel. You can utilize this receiver either in conjunction with any OTel collector: including the OpenTelemetry Collector. In this article, we will be using observIQ’s distribution of the collector.

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Ensuring the Successful Launch of Ads on Netflix

The Netflix TechBlog

By Jose Fernandez , Ed Barker , Hank Jacobs Introduction In November 2022, we introduced a brand new tier —  Basic with ads. This tier extended existing infrastructure by adding new backend components and a new remote call to our ads partner on the playback path. As we were gearing up for launch, we wanted to ensure it would go as smoothly as possible.

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Kubernetes in the wild report 2023

Dynatrace

Kubernetes adoption survey executive summary. Modern, cloud-native computing is impossible to separate from containers and Kubernetes adoption. While Kubernetes is still a relatively young technology, a large majority of global enterprises use it to run business-critical applications in production. The rapid adoption is driven—and challenged by—an ever-growing ecosystem of Kubernetes technologies that add advanced platform features, such as security, microservice communications, observability, s

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In Defence of DOM­Content­Loaded

CSS Wizardry

Honestly, I started writing this article, for no real reason and somewhat without context, in December 2022—over half a year ago! But, I left it in _drafts/ until today, when a genuinely compelling scenario came up that gives real opportunity for explanation. It no longer feels like trivia-for-the-sake-of-it thanks to a recent client project. I never thought I’d write an article in defence of DOMContentLoaded , but here it is… For many, many years now, performance engineers have been making a co

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Consistent hashing algorithm

High Scalability

This is a guest article by NK. You can view the original article Consistent hashing explained on systemdesign.one website. How does consistent hashing work?

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How AI coding companions will change the way developers work

All Things Distributed

Developer tools are one area where generative AI is already having a tangible impact on productivity and speed, and it's the reason I'm excited about Amazon CodeWhisperer.

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Why LinkedIn chose gRPC+Protobuf over REST+JSON: Q&A with Karthik Ramgopal and Min Chen

InfoQ

LinkedIn announced that it would be moving to gRPC with Protocol Buffers for the inter-service communication in its microservices platform, where previously an open-source Rest.li framework was used with JSON as a primary serialization format. InfoQ contacted Karthik Ramgopal and Min Chen to learn more about the decision and company motivations behind it.

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eBPF Observability Tools Are Not Security Tools

Brendan Gregg

eBPF has many uses in improving computer security, but just taking eBPF observability tools as-is and using them for security monitoring would be like driving your car into the ocean and expecting it to float. Observability tools are designed have the lowest overhead possible so that they are safe to run in production while analyzing an active performance issue.

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Writing a tiny tRPC client

tRPC

Ever wondered how tRPC works? Maybe you want to start contributing to the project but you're frightened by the internals? The aim of this post is to familiarize you with the internals of tRPC by writing a minimal client that covers the big parts of how tRPC works. info It's recommended that you understand some of the core concepts in TypeScript such as generics, conditional types, the extends keyword and recursion.

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Soft skill books that will make you a better developer

Addy Osmani

Explore takeaways from a curated selections of leadership and productivity books, handpicked by Addy Osmani. Unlock your potential with titles like The Effective Executive, Multipliers, Drive, and The Art of Action.

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How to Get Started With Istio in Kubernetes in 5 Steps

DZone

Applications nowadays are distributed as microservices all over the cloud. Organizations use Kubernetes to manage these applications at scale, which has brought great flexibility and agility for development teams. However, microservices and multicloud applications have given rise to new challenges. Now, it is harder to configure communication between distributed services and secure the data in transit.

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Migrating Critical Traffic At Scale with No Downtime?—?Part 1

The Netflix TechBlog

Migrating Critical Traffic At Scale with No Downtime — Part 1 Shyam Gala , Javier Fernandez-Ivern , Anup Rokkam Pratap , Devang Shah Hundreds of millions of customers tune into Netflix every day, expecting an uninterrupted and immersive streaming experience. Behind the scenes, a myriad of systems and services are involved in orchestrating the product experience.

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Unlock the Power of DevSecOps with Newly Released Kubernetes Experience for Platform Engineering

Dynatrace

Platform engineering is on the rise. According to leading analyst firm Gartner, “80% of software engineering organizations will establish platform teams as internal providers of reusable services, components, and tools for application delivery…” by 2026. The development of internal platform teams has taken off in the last three years, primarily in response to the challenges inherent in scaling modern, containerized IT infrastructures.

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The Three Cs: Concatenate, Compress, Cache

CSS Wizardry

I began writing this article in early July 2023 but began to feel a little underwhelmed by it and so left it unfinished. However, after recent and renewed discussions around the relevance and usefulness of build steps, I decided to dust it off and get it finished. Let’s go! When serving and storing files on the web, there are a number of different things we need to take into consideration in order to balance ergonomics, performance, and effectiveness.

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Understanding Linux IOWait

Percona

I have seen many Linux Performance engineers looking at the “IOWait” portion of CPU usage as something to indicate whenever the system is I/O-bound. In this blog post, I will explain why this approach is unreliable and what better indicators you can use. Let’s start by running a little experiment – generating heavy I/O usage on the system: sysbench --threads=8 --time=0 --max-requests=0 fileio --file-num=1 --file-total-size=10G --file-io-mode=sync --file-extra-flags=direct

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A few words on taking notes

All Things Distributed

As we are about to start the planning meetings for 2024 at AWS, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I take notes.

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Zendesk Moves from DynamoDB to MySQL and S3 to Save over 80% in Costs

InfoQ

Zendesk reduced its data storage costs by over 80% by migrating from DynamoDB to a tiered storage solution using MySQL and S3. The company considered different storage technologies and decided to combine the relational database and the object store to strike a balance between querybility and scalability while keeping the costs down.

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Trip report: Summer ISO C++ standards meeting (Varna, Bulgaria)

Sutter's Mill

Minutes ago, the ISO C++ committee finished its meeting in-person in Varna, Bulgaria and online via Zoom, where we formally began adopting features into C++26. Our hosts, VMware and Chaos, arranged for high-quality facilities for our six-day meeting from Monday through Saturday. We had over 170 attendees, about two-thirds in-person and the others remote via Zoom, formally representing 20 nations.

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Platform Engineering Teams Done Right…

Adrian Cockcroft

Picture by Adrian — Ka’anapali sunset 2023 There’s been a lot of discussion about platforms recently, I talked about why I think it’s a current hot meme on the WTF Podcast with Charles Humble recently, and Sam Newman just wrote a blog post “ Don’t call it a platform ”. What I want to cover in this blog post is how I think platforms should be structured, and why it’s always plural, there isn’t one platform or one platform team.

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What they don't tell you about migrating a message-based system to the cloud

Particular Software

Migrating a message-based system from on-premises to the cloud is a colossal undertaking. If you search for “how to migrate to the cloud”, there are reams of articles that encourage you to understand your system, evaluate cloud providers, choose the right messaging service, and manage security and compliance. Curiously, what’s often missing from the discussion is details , like how to handle all the other on-prem systems that integrate with your system, both upstream and downstream, that can’t b

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Becoming a good engineer is about collecting experience.

Addy Osmani

Becoming a good engineer is about collecting experience. Each project, even small ones, is a chance to add new techniques and tools to your toolbox. Where this delivers even more value is when you can solve problems by pairing techniques learned on one project with tools learned working on another. It all adds up.

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Configure Kubernetes Health Checks

DZone

Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform that helps manage and deploy applications in a cloud environment. It is used to automate the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It is an efficient way to manage application health with Kubernetes probes. This article will discuss Kubernetes probes, the different types available, and how to implement them in your Kubernetes environment.

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Native Frame Rate Playback

The Netflix TechBlog

by Akshay Garg , Roger Quero Introduction Maximizing immersion for our members is an important goal for the Netflix product and engineering teams to keep our members entertained and fully engaged in our content. Leveraging a good mix of mature and cutting-edge client device technologies to deliver a smooth playback experience with glitch-free in-app transitions is an important step towards achieving this goal.

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Optimize resource utilization of your Kubernetes clusters with SLOs

Dynatrace

Kubernetes is a widely used open source system for container orchestration. It allows for seamless running of containerized workloads across different environments. However, managing Kubernetes optimally can be a daunting task due to its complex architecture. Properly monitoring a Kubernetes cluster or any related environment can be difficult. Effective resource provisioning and management is a critical aspect of a Kubernetes cluster.

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The Ultimate Low-Quality Image Placeholder Technique

CSS Wizardry

At the time of writing, 99.9% of pages on the web include at least one image. The median image-weight per page landed at 881KB in 2022 , which is more than HTML, CSS, JS, and fonts combined! And while images do not block rendering (unless you do something silly ), it’s important to consider how we offer a reasonably pleasant experience while users are waiting for images to load.

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The Most Important MySQL Setting

Percona

If we were to select the most important MySQL setting, if we were given a freshly installed MySQL or Percona Server for MySQL and could only tune a single MySQL variable, which one would it be? It has always bothered me that “out-of-the-box” MySQL performance is subpar: if you install MySQL or Percona Server for MySQL in a new server and do not “tune it” (as in change default values for configuration settings), it just won’t be able to make the best use of the serve

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Farewell EC2-Classic, it’s been swell

All Things Distributed

It is time to celebrate EC2-Classic, which defined early cloud computing, and which is finally retiring.

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AWS Restructures and Consolidates Its Well-Architected Framework

InfoQ

AWS published a new set of updates to its Well-Architected Framework, with changes across all six pillars of the framework. The performance efficiency and operational excellence pillars have been restructured and consolidated to reduce the number of best practices. Other pillars received improved implementation guidance, including recommendations and steps on reusable architecture patterns.

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C++23 “Pandemic Edition” is complete (Trip report: Winter ISO C++ standards meeting, Issaquah, WA, USA)

Sutter's Mill

On Saturday, the ISO C++ committee completed technical work on C++23 in Issaquah, WA, USA! We resolved the remaining international comments on the C++23 draft, and are now producing the final document to be sent out for its international approval ballot (Draft International Standard, or DIS) and final editorial work, to be published later in 2023. Our hosts, the Standard C++ Foundation, WorldQuant, and Edison Design Group, arranged for high-quality facilities for our six-day meeting from Monday

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The Real Problem with Software Development

O'Reilly

A few weeks ago, I saw a tweet that said “Writing code isn’t the problem. Controlling complexity is.” I wish I could remember who said that; I will be quoting it a lot in the future. That statement nicely summarizes what makes software development difficult. It’s not just memorizing the syntactic details of some programming language, or the many functions in some API, but understanding and managing the complexity of the problem you’re trying to solve.

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Why you need to know your site's performance poverty line (and how to find it)

Speed Curve

"I made my pages faster, but my business and user engagement metrics didn't change. WHY???" "How do I know how fast my pages should be?" "How can I demonstrate the business value of performance to people in my organization?" If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, then you could find the answers in identifying and understanding the performance poverty line for your site.

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No Start Menu for You

Randon ASCII

I tend to launch most programs on my Windows 10 laptop by typing the <Win> key, then a few letters of the program name, and then hitting enter. On my powerful laptop (SSD and 32 GB of RAM) this process usually takes as long as it takes me to type these characters, just a fraction of a second. Usually. Sometimes, however, it takes longer. A lot longer.

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How To Run a Docker Container on the Cloud: Top 5 CaaS Solutions

DZone

In the past few years, there has been a growing number of organizations and developers joining the Docker journey. Containerization simplifies the software development process because it eliminates dealing with dependencies and working with specific hardware. Nonetheless, the biggest advantage of using containers is down to the portability they offer.

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Improved Alerting with Atlas Streaming Eval

The Netflix TechBlog

Ruchir Jha , Brian Harrington , Yingwu Zhao TL;DR Streaming alert evaluation scales much better than the traditional approach of polling time-series databases. It allows us to overcome high dimensionality/cardinality limitations of the time-series database. It opens doors to support more exciting use-cases. Engineers want their alerting system to be realtime, reliable, and actionable.

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Dynatrace supports Amazon Linux 2023 as an AWS launch partner

Dynatrace

Dynatrace is proud to be an AWS launch partner in support of Amazon Linux 2023 (AL2023). Amazon’s new general-purpose Linux for AWS is designed to provide a secure, stable, and high-performance execution environment to develop and run cloud applications. The Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform accelerates cloud operations, helping organizations achieve service-level objectives (SLOs) with automated intelligence and unmatched scalability.

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TypeScript performance lessons while refactoring for v10

tRPC

As library authors, our goal is to provide the best possible developer experience (DX) for our peers. Reducing time-to-error and providing intuitive APIs removes mental overhead from the minds of developers so that they can focus on what's most important: great end user experience. It's no secret that TypeScript is the driving force behind how tRPC ships its amazing DX.

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Reduce Your Cloud Costs With Percona Kubernetes Operators

Percona

Public cloud spending is slowing down. Quarter-over-quarter growth is no longer hitting 30% gains for AWS, Google, and Microsoft. This is businesses’ response to tough and uncertain macroeconomic conditions, where organizations scrutinize their public cloud spending to optimize and adjust. In this blog post, we will see how running databases on Kubernetes with Percona Operators can reduce your cloud bill when compared to using AWS RDS.

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