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#523 – May 22, 2023

Real-time Messaging

Did you know that ground stations transmit signals to satellites 22,236 miles above the equator in geostationary orbits, and that those signals are then beamed down to the entire North American subcontinent? Satellite radios today serve hundreds of channels across 9,540,000 square miles. Unless you’re working at a secret military facility, deep underground, you can enjoy satellite radio everywhere.

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Investigating the impact of HTTP3 on network latency for search

At that time, we found it took ~400-450ms (p75) for the search webpage to submit a query and receive a response from the server—far too slow for our users who expected quicker results. It sent us looking for ways that search latency could be improved.

Early Computer Art in the 50’s & 60’s

A deep dive on the early days of creative computing coming to life. Punch cards, plotters, light pens and lots more.

Migrating Critical Traffic At Scale with No Downtime

Hundreds of millions of customers tune into Netflix every day, expecting an uninterrupted and immersive streaming experience. Behind the scenes, a myriad of systems and services are involved in orchestrating the product experience. These backend systems are consistently being evolved and optimized to meet and exceed customer and product expectations.

History and future of Infrastructure as Code

Infrastructure as Code is a fascinating domain of software development. While as a discipline it’s still relatively young, not only has it already undergone several paradigm-shifting transformations in its short lifetime, but I think it’s one of the hottest areas of software development innovation today.

Securing Software Deployments: Understanding Your Attack Surface

As organizations embrace new technologies to modernize their business processes, they increase their attack surface. Since it is easier to protect a small attack surface, organizations should strive to minimize it to reduce the risk of a successful cyberattack.

Understanding database Indexes in PostgreSQL

There are three types of developers: those who know that indexes speed up database queries, those who know that indexes speed up database queries and take additional space and time to write, and those who have a more profound knowledge about indexes, their advantages, disadvantages, different types and much more.


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