Short notes on tech 25/2022

Tools

CyberChef
Simple, intuitive web app for analysing and decoding data without having to deal with complex tools or programming languages. CyberChef encourages both technical and non-technical people to explore data formats, encryption and compression.

Software development

The Art of Code Comments
Sarah Drasner talked at JSConf Hawaii 2020 about how commenting code is a more nuanced thing than we give it credit for. There is just not one right way or one reason to write a comment. The talk will dig into some of the many beneficial types of comments that might all serve a different purpose, followed by patterns we might want to avoid.

Does Laravel Scale?
"Jack Ellis elaborates on the question whether Laravel or PHP can scale." People usually tell how awful PHP is but what I've recently used it (newer versions) it was just like any other backend framework. And as Hannemann writes "It’s a very powerful, professional language with a huge ecosystem and it can be used to serve fast, efficient, reliable and readable codebases." (from WDRL)

Atkinson Hyperlegible font
"Atkinson Hyperlegible is a typeface created in partnership with Braille Institute. It has been developed specifically to increase legibility for readers with low vision, and to improve comprehension." (from WDW)

Security

Awesome Azure Penetration Testing
A collection of resources, tools and more for penetration testing and securing Microsoft's cloud platform. (from Cloud Security Reading List)

Miscellanous

Important PostgreSQL 14 update to avoid silent corruption of indexes
"PostgreSQL 14.4 release fixes an issue with all versions of PostgreSQL 14 that can lead to silent corruption of indexes."

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