We truly believe that incident analysis can be your organization’s secret weapon that will allow you to gain value from your incidents, but we know getting started can be a daunting task. We’ve been in your shoes and we’ve seen and heard how excruciatingly intimidating it is for many engineers to lead an incident review. This guide is your toolbox, packed with practical, easy-to-adopt strategies for getting you set up to do your first one.
If the datacenter is the computer, then the cloud is its operating system — so let’s start treating it like one and stop micro-managing thousands of individual ones.
If you have a library dependency that your application relies upon, and you’re afraid to (or for whatever reason will not) peek under the covers and grok its source code… you should not be using that piece of software.
Spending the time and effort to consider what happens after your cloud credits run out, including how much storage you’ll need to scale and how you plan to manage your data, pays off in the long run. Every developer wants their project to succeed.
So, how do you plan for survival and success when your free credits run out?
Programmers are taught very early on about the importance of organizing their code. Whether it is naming variables and functions, or naming and organizing files, this is a topic covered early in nearly every programming course.
All of this begs the question: why is it so damn hard to figure out how to structure Go code?
I really appreciate how well this event came together. The virtual platform and diversity played a big part in this world-class experience. This was the perfect one to Ship It!, a brand new Changelog show that honours the makers, the shippers, & the visionaries that see it through. Tune in mid-May to find out more about the behind-the-scenes of this event.
In my 15+ years of web development, there are very few things I can say are unequivocally a good idea. It almost always does depend.
Storing timestamps instead of booleans, however, is one of those things I can go out on a limb and say it doesn’t really depend all that much. You might as well timestamp it. There are plenty of times in my career when I’ve stored a boolean and later wished I’d had a timestamp. There are zero times when I’ve stored a timestamp and regretted that decision.
Jose Valim (the creator of Elixir) recently asked developers from all programming languages to contribute a solution to a short coding challenge based on a real world use case that I had come up while building an Elixir application. Here’s what happened.
We have to stop insisting that software updates, etc. need to be distributed over HTTPS. Let me tell you why this is not an ideal way of going about it.
SMTP should be blocked on public networks.
Email technology offers no effective means to stop phishing, so it’s been a runaway success for the attackers, and a disaster for millions of victims.
Sunsetting SMTP is clearly necessary and feasible. So, I’ve drafted a protocol called TMTP and I’d like to tell you about it.
There’s a new stack in town. PETAL. It destructures to Phoenix, Elixir, Tailwind, Alpine and LiveView. So what is it? Well, it helps you build web applications. Let me tell you about it…