How Cloudflare works…maybe

Using Cloudflare myself for my blog and my overall interest in DDoS protection draw me to this weeks paper. It discusses a design of an overlay network for DDoS protection. Quite interesting to learn about the considerations coming into play. Sure Cloudflare, Akamai, Google etc. evolved since then, but this paper gives quite nice fundamentals on how to design such a protection. Especially the computation powered puzzles is a nice concept (was programming one on the weekend actually)….most like Bitcoins proof of work 😉

“Never change a running system” is not an option anymore: Introduction of Chaos Engineering

Witam mojego ulubionego abonenta, this weeks topic is about my favorite devops/SRE hype topic: Chaos Engineering. With intentionally introducing chaos and failure into your systems you ensure that developers always think about the failure case…

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Conflict-free replicated data types to archive eventual consistency

Hola persona grandiosa, after last weeks topic on the CAP theorem, this week is a lot more practical. A conflict-free replicated data type (CRDT) helps you build a distributed system where all nodes converge to…

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