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Retool is the fast way to build internal tools

Retool is the fast way to build internal tools. Visually design apps that interface with any database or API. Switch to code nearly anywhere to customize how your apps look and work. With Retool, you ship more apps and move your business forward—all in less time.

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The cost of a byte

The size of an app has wide-reaching consequences on user experience. At first glance, you might consider slower install times, more install failures, and a higher uninstall rate. But it doesn’t stop there. Unnecessary code leads to rising compile times. Large binaries increase how much work the runtime does to lookup conformances, slowing down every aspect of an app. The more classes you have, the more work is done by dyld, slowing app launches, and increasing memory usage. Some users pay for bandwidth usage, creating a literal direct cost to download your app. The effects even reach beyond your users, to the energy usage of the Internet as it transfers app downloads.

Top 10 web hacking techniques of 2021

Welcome to the Top 10 (new) Web Hacking Techniques of 2021, the latest iteration of our annual community-powered effort to identify the most significant web security research released in the last year.

Testing distributed systems

Curated list of resources on testing distributed systems.

How I discovered thousands of open databases on AWS

My journey on finding and reporting databases with sensitive data about Fortune-500 companies, Hospitals, Crypto platforms, Startups during due diligence, and more.

In defense of complicated programming languages

As an artifact, software is quite different from the physical creations of other crafts: Producing it consumes no raw materials. It requires no specialized tools to manufacture even the highest quality code. The product has no weight, and its physical distribution is almost effortless. There is almost no cost to producing millions of copies and shipping them all around the world.

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