Short notes on tech 42/2021

Week 42 of 2021

Software development

How to win at CORS
Interactive learning of CORS with The CORS Playground.

Cloud

No, we don’t use Kubernetes
Ably runs a large scale production infrastructure with Docker but uses "just" AWS EC2 instances and writes about should they use Kubernetes as their primary deployment platform at some point.

Top 20 Dockerfile best practices
TL;DR; rootless, distroless, copy, image scanning, healthcheck.

History

The Insane Innovation of TI Calculator Hobbyists
"In the mid-to-late 2000s there was in fact a thriving scene of hackers who had bent graphic calculators to their will, writing games, math software, and more generally hacking on the platform just for the sake of it."

Tools

Vite
"Next Generation Frontend Tooling"

ESBuild
"An extremely fast JavaScript bundler". Hackernews thread

Nginx playground
"It's like codepen for nginx -- you paste in an nginx config, and then a server starts nginx for you and runs any curl or http command you want against that nginx server."

Antora
"The multi-repository documentation site generator for tech writers who love writing in AsciiDoc."

Replay
"Record and replay web applications with familiar browser dev tools."