DevOps / SRE - Top Links Last Week
Week 26 - Issue #85
Week 26 - Issue #85
AWS Nuke – delete all resources associated with AWS account
Nuke a whole AWS account and delete all its resources.
Tailscale ate my network (and I love it)
Tailscale is a much more comprehensive security solution than just a VPN and allows for easy access to AWS resources without fiddling with security groups.
Give Up GitHub
We're calling on all FOSS developers to give up on GitHub and move to better alternatives. We realize this is not an easy task. Still, there are many reasons to leave GitHub, including that they are a for-profit company that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate code interactively for developers. In addition, they have a contract with the USA Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and they do not offer any self-hosting FOSS option.
Coder Speeds Build Time with Multicloud Platform
Coder is a multicloud, multicompute IDE platform designed for development shops that want to provide developers with more tooling options while still supporting uniform provisioning on demand. It is built on common development interfaces (SSH). In addition, it leverages open source Terraform on the back end to handle the provisioning, allowing developers to run a cloud IDE on any compute platform — including on-premise data centers, AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Kubernetes, and Docker.
System Design Concepts: Dynamo, 16 Sheets of Paper That Changed the World
Amazon built an in-house database called Dynamo to solve its scalability issues with relational databases. This paper became popular and catalyzed the development of NoSQL databases. Dynamo was able to handle massive amounts of scale. It was the inspiration for many of the most popular databases today, such as AWS's SimpleDB, DynamoDB, and Cassandra. Dynamo describes a distributed database system built off multiple nodes that can run in complete isolation from one another. The data is distributed and replicated among the nodes.
Opta vs. Pulumi
As a DevOps engineer, choosing the right tools for building your infrastructure is essential. Infrastructure as code removes the manual process of setting up infrastructure to support and scale your projects. Opta is a new kid on the IaC block offering high-level abstraction and functionality. Pulumi is a less rigid tool that focuses on cloud functionality.