83 / Why Twitter Didn’t Go Down
Hey everyone, hope your week has been good 😌
Toot of the Week
Give a man a fish. Sure, why not? Go around giving strangers weird fish gifts. Who cares — @email@example.com
8 min · security.googleblog.com
Jeffrey Vander Stoep about the effect the switch to memory safe languages (i.e. Rust) had on memory safety vulnerabilities and speed. If you only read one article from this newsletter, make it this one.
10 min · blog.readyset.io
The author benchmarks a complex test with over 1k bound checks against the same test with bounds checks disabled.
4 min · ecostack.dev
Sebastian Scheibe benchmarks different languages compiled to WebAssembly.
6 min · tweag.io
Joe Neeman about Threads in WASM and communication performance.
8 min · ntietz.com
nicholas measured the overhead of using a HashMap and BTreeMap in Rust.
3 min · tylercipriani.com
Tyler Cipriani explains git notes and possible use cases. Thanks, Lukas!
29 min · evilmartians.com
Andrey Sitnik and Travis Turner about the new
oklab color space in CSS and why it’s better than everything else.
8 min · kenneth.io
Kenneth Auchenberg explain what DX means in 2022 and coins a new acronym for Developer Experience Infrastructure: DXI
6 min · matthewtejo.substack.com
Matthew’s Writing explains the automations and safety measures in place for the caches at Twitter.
8 min · shopify.engineering
Bao explains how Shopify used Server Sent Events (SSE) at scale for the Black Friday Cyber Monday Live Map.
Cutting Room Floor
3 min · jwz.org
Jamie Zawinski about Hive and Post and why you should not use them.
3 min · zerforschung.org
Zerforschung found a number of critical vulnerabilities, including editing other people's posts, which were ignored until Hive deactivated their servers.
3 min · wsj.com
Ben Zimmer about the origins of the term "Goblin Mode".
15min · youtube.com
Sabrina Cruz explains why Japanese websites look different than the rest of the world.
3 min · ithoughtaboutthatalot.com
A story about a woman that never got into technology and how society is ignorant of these people.
26 min · lcamtuf.coredump.cx
An introduction into photography with example images that illustrate the effect of different techniques.
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