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It takes more than a Circuit Breaker to create a resilient application – RHD Blog Topics such as application resiliency, self-healing, antifragility are area of interest for many. This article is trying to distinguish, define, and visualize these concepts, and create solutions with these characteristics. So what does a typical resiliency pitch look like: use timeouts, isolate in bulkheads, and of course apply the circuit breaker pattern. I agree with all

Web Developer Security Checklist – Simple Security Developing secure, robust web applications in the cloud is hard, very hard. If you think it is easy, you are either a higher form of life or you have a painful awakening ahead of you. Think twice before you launch your “proto-product”. Acknowledge that you are skipping many of critical security issues. At the very minimum, be honest with

What to expect from Google I/O 2017 Google’s annual I/O developer conference starts on Wednesday. I ecpect it to be full of news and announcements. The next version of Google’s mobile OS – Android O will likely be revealed.  Android is going to work beyond smartphones and tablets. Android O could bring additional VR features.  Google pushes Wear and Wear-related tech and development

11 wisdoms from half a life in open source A software engineer at Google working on the Go programming language keynotes at OSCON this year. Fitzpatrick’s keynote at OSCON this year was based on bits of wisdom from half a life in open source. This article highlights the key points fr that keynote – worth to read.

With Cosmos DB, Microsoft wants to build one database to rule them all | TechCrunch Cosmos DB is the new globally distributed database Microsoft is launching at its Build developer conference today. The project that started seven years ago to prototype what a globally distributed (or “planet-scale,” as Microsoft often likes to call it) database would look like. This project was called “Project Florence”, turned into DocumentDB, Azure’s NoSQL database service, and is

Microsoft announcements from Build 2017

This is the big Build event where most of the major news about Microsoft products drops. Microsoft Build (often stylised as //build/) is an annual conference event held by Microsoft, aimed towards software engineers and web developers using Windows, Windows Phone, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. Today’s pic of news headlines from Microsoft’s Build

These are the most in-demand programming languages | World Economic Forum “Software is eating the world,” venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you? There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.

Intel AMT Firmware Vulnerability CVE-2017-5689 This page by SSH collects information, fixes, and analyses of the Intel AMT Firmare remote code execution vulnerability of May 1, 2017 (CVE-2017-5689). Your servers are in danger now through Intel AMT technology!  AMT enables remote management of the servers, including remote operating system installation. It is included in all modern Intel Xeon processors and

Remote security exploit in all 2008+ Intel platforms – SemiAccurate This looks quite nasty security issue for very many PCs. It seems that Intel has confirmed it. You can read their advisory here. The short version is that every Intel platform with AMT, ISM, and SBT from Nehalem in 2008 to Kaby Lake in 2017 has a remotely exploitable security hole in the ME (Management Engine)