GitHub Engineering starts our day with their post about mitigating a SYN flood. Overall, it is an interesting post and a cool look at how some companies deal with this type of attack. The Amazon AWS blog talks about scaling vulnerability testing with Amazon Inspector. Inspector is a new tool, so any details on how… Read More Geek Reading July 14, 2016 #1148
Amazon starts our day again, with two new announcements. First, the Elastic File System is now “production ready” in three regions. Also, SNS Messages can now deliver SMS messages worldwide. Thankfully, Twilio was able to have their IPO just before this news, otherwise that could have been a much different outcome. At Ayende @ Rahien… Read More Geek Reading June 30, 2016 #1139
Microsoft leads the day again with one of its last announcements from last week. SQL Server Developer Edition is now free. This could help get SQL Server into some more companies that are looking to support it but the cost was somewhat prohibitive. On KD Nuggets we get a list of 10 essential books for… Read More Geek Reading April 4, 2016 #1076
Continuing what seems to be a constant barrage of security issues on various platforms, The Next Web reports on older versions of Android allowing Google to remotely bypass the passcode of 74% of Android devices. Matt Sencenbaugh has an excellent post on why startups seem to act like sociopaths. Sometimes the plans of the leaders of… Read More Geek Reading November 24, 2015
There is lots of good reading from this weekend. First, Venture Beat reports on the Starbucks mobile hack. It is an interesting read to see how security hacks are changing. On StackShare, 500px shares how they serve over 500TB of photos. Lastly, Rust v1.0 is officially released. So, you can now play with Rust and… Read More Geek Reading May 18, 2015
Timing is an interesting thing. This week, I was in some company sponsored training. The training was regarding Test Driven Development (TDD), Refactoring and Acceptance Tests using Fitnesse. If your company can afford it, I would highly recommend calling ObjectMentor and requesting this course taught by Robert Martin. The general idea is that programmers should… Read More How Much Testing Is Enough?