It's already week 4 of 2021 😱 This week the short notes is a bit bigger edition recapping the three first weeks of 2021.
Week 4, 2021
Progressive Web Apps in 2021
So far it's been a slow start for PWA. The thing is, they're pretty hard to deploy or retrofit into existing websites. But I expect new stacks will ship with PWA support and at some point they'll become the default choice, the tide will turn (from Weekend Reading)
User stories that should never exist
Twitter account with 😂 user stories.
Choosing a stack of low-code solutions by Jason Lengstorf
"This is a really good thread about choosing a stack of low-code solutions" (from Weekend Reading)
Exploring Rootless Docker
"With the release of Docker 20.10, the rootless containers feature has left experimental status. This post explores setup and usability of rootless Docker." (from Cloud Security Reading List)
No Meetings, No Deadlines, No Full-Time Employees
"What if work was like open source?"
HR is not your friend, and other things I think you should know
"I think people go into HR with the ideal of helping, and in the beginning it's all fun and office parties. By the time they realize that HR is “The Department for Mitigating Legal Risk”, it's too late." (from Weekend Reading) (Hacker News comments)
How to Enable Logging on Every AWS Service in Existence (Circa 2021)
"Cloud security best practices, as well as most compliance programs, require that logging be enabled for all in-scope services. However, that simple requirement - enable logging - comes with many follow-up questions. Is CloudTrail enough? How do I turn on logging for all these services? Aren't logs collected by default?" (from Cloud Security Reading List)
What You Need to Know About AWS Security Monitoring, Logging, and Alerting
"Post laying out the different AWS security monitoring and logging sources, how to collect logs from them, and how to select the most appropriate collection technique." (from Cloud Security Reading List)
AWS announces forks of Elasticsearch and Kibana
"Elastic will change their software licensing strategy from the Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2) to the Elastic License (which limits how it can be used) or the Server Side Public License (which has requirements that make it unacceptable to many in the open source community). This means that Elasticsearch and Kibana will no longer be open source software. In order to ensure open source versions of both packages remain available and well supported we are announcing that AWS will step up to create and maintain a ALv2-licensed fork of open source Elasticsearch and Kibana."
Tools of the trade
"Noiseless browsing". This is a tiny app that blocks nags to accept cookies and privacy invasive tracking. Safari only, macOS/iOS, open source, so maybe you can port it to Android/Chrome. Free. (from Weekend Reading)
Scott Hanselman's 2021 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows
Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp and other apps, what’s the difference?
Ola Bini's Twitter thread of giving an overview about perspective on the security of different applications.
"GraphQL client app with tons of features."
"Command line tool that crawls a domain and gathers lighthouse performance data for every page." (from Weekend Reading)
OpenScan – open-source document scanner app
Upptime – GitHub-powered uptime monitor and status page
I logged my activities at 15-minute intervals for the whole year
"Where does the time go?" Log it and find out. (Hacker News comments)