🗞️ Interesting Articles
How to Build Software like an SRE
Fantastic advice from SRE Brandon Willett for software engineers looking to build more reliable and scalable software. I love the advice, “never give up on local testing.” (which we advocate with Telepresence), and also the focus on simplicity and communication through code: “For infra changes, make plans extremely obvious.”
What Is Platform Engineering?
Gartner are now getting in on the platform engineering action, which is a strong indicator that the topic has "crossed the chasm". Charity Majors has recently provide excellent related insight in her blog, “The Future of Ops Is Platform Engineering”, and we shared our thoughts earlier in the year on The New Stack: “Platform Engineering: Infrastructure Meets Dev Experience”
Announcing the 2022 Accelerate State of DevOps Report: A deep dive into security
Google Cloud’s DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) team decided to focus on security for the 2022 Accelerate State of DevOps Report. Lots of interesting insight into how teams are focusing (or not) on securing their software supply chain).
What is Rate Limiting in Application Design?
An insightful overview of the why, what, and how or rate limiting from Sudip Sengupta, with a focus on API gateways. Lots of great analysis and recommendations for implementations and algorithms. Although a much older article (2018!), our original series on rate limiting still gets a lot of views: “Rate Limiting: A Useful Tool with Distributed Systems”.