Links from 2018-11-25
My worry about Bitcoin specifically is Bitcoin has been designed by a libertarian with a political agenda. It’s designed to undercut traditional currencies and impair governments’ ability to collect tax. This is really, really dangerous.
Performance is a feature. This book provides a hands-on overview of what every web developer needs to know about the various types of networks (WiFi, 3G/4G), transport protocols (UDP, TCP, and TLS), application protocols (HTTP/1.1, HTTP/2), and APIs available in the browser (XHR, WebSocket, WebRTC, and more) to deliver the best—fast, reliable, and resilient—user experience.
"Here we are: Microservices, Container, Cloud … and lots of data to deal with. Usually that’s where the real trouble starts. Many developers still base their designs on the concept of perfectly consistent ACID transactions, everything being always consistent and in order, no anomalies around. But reality is different: Perfect consistency does not exist and many real-world use cases require much weaker consistency models in order to satisfy the scalability or robustness requirements. So, what are our options and what is the price we need to pay? Do we need to accept potentially losing data in order to get higher availability? How much can I scale without compromising consistency? In this session we will answer this and many more questions. We will also have a look at some popular data stores and examine what kind of consistency models you can achieve with them and how. Finally, we will have a peek into latest research and see new ideas that might push the borders of the current state-of-art."
Shell Files and Interpreter Invocation
Features and Bugs
Fail fast, fail noisy.
A parody of Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star".