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Benefits And Downsides Of Microservices

Benefits And Downsides Of Microservices

What are the benefits of microservices and why are they becoming so popular with large brands like Netflix? The main benefit of microservices is to allow a large team of engineers to development software more quickly. It’s not for everyone, though. Companies work hard to deliver value to the world through software. Sometimes there is a breakaway success. When that happens, the stampede of new users can overwhelm the development team. So the company adds new developers to the project to handle the demand. A lot of people start to work on the same code base and that works for a while. But,...

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GitHub and the memcached DDoS amplification attack of 1.35 Tb/s

GitHub and the memcached DDoS amplification attack of 1.35 Tb/s

GitHub survived a DDoS attack of 1.35 TB/s. How? They paid someone else to figure it out, as they should. If you leave your memcached servers listening on UDP and open to the Internet, they will certainly be used to amplify DDoS attacks. During the event described in the article, which happened on February 28th, GitHub had to move all their incoming traffic to Akamai so they would handle the attack - 1.35 Tb/s. Don't be an amplifier Remember: unless you know what you're doing, do not leave UDP services open to the internet. Most UDP services out there (including NTP, DNS and even memcached)...

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YourBase: let’s fundamentally simplify how we deploy software

YourBase: let’s fundamentally simplify how we deploy software

YourBase is a community of SREs and developers from different companies that are starting a new opensource project to simplify how we deploy software. Jeremy is a Senior SRE at Starbucks and just posted this on LinkedIn: 💖 opensource 💖I quit Google to work on YourBase.io full-time, and I am very happy that employees from other established companies are jumping in to help, like Jeremy is doing. It makes sense. Software delivery is a common problem, why shouldn't we work on this together? Our community thinks building and deploying software is too hard right now because of the...

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