Links 2017-05-17

  • AWS Security Primer
    I was preparing some AWS Security related training. Soon, I realized that this topic is too huge to fit into my brain. So I structured my thoughts in a mind map. Within a couple of minutes1 I came up with this.
  • Takeaways From the ServerlessConf 2017
    Serverless computing basically adds another layer of abstraction on top of cloud infrastructure so that the developer doesn’t need to worry about servers, including virtual ones.
  • How Much Does It Cost To Run A Serverless API on AWS? · Alestic.com
    Folks tend to be curious about how much real projects cost to run on AWS, so here’s a real example with breakdowns by AWS service and feature. During this month, TimerCheck.io service processed over 2 million API requests.
  • How Google Is Challenging AWS
    Big companies are often criticized for having “missed” the future — from the comfortable perch of a present where said future has come to pass, of course — but while the future is still the future incumbents are first more often than not.
  • Best Practices for Building a Microservice Architecture
    A microservice architecture shifts around complexity. Instead of a single complex system, you have a bunch of simple services with complex interactions. Our goal is to keep the complexity in check.
  • How the Internet works: Submarine fibre, brains in jars, and coaxial cables
    Have you ever thought about how that cat picture actually gets from a server in Oregon to your PC in London? We’re not simply talking about the wonders of TCP/IP or pervasive Wi-Fi hotspots, though those are vitally important as well. No, we’re talking about the big infrastructure: the huge submarine cables, the vast landing sites and data centres with their massively redundant power systems, and the elephantine, labyrinthine last-mile networks that actually hook billions of us to the Internet.

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