State of Technology #68

At Other Places

Architecture

Scaling Lessons at Dropbox – from 4,000 to 40,000,000 users

Code

How to make https sites REALLY secure

‘Another mitigation is to use scheme-relative URLs everywhere possible. These URLs look like //example.com/bar.js and are valid in all browsers. They inherit the scheme of the parent page, which will be HTTP or HTTPS as needed.

Fundamentally this is such an easy mistake to make, and such a problem, that the only long term solution is for browsers to stop loading insecure Javascript, CSS and plugins for HTTPS sites. To their credit, IE9 does this and did it before Chrome. ‘

Design

Weather App based on Dieter Rams’s 10 Principles of Design

Essay

‘On Mastery’ – How a Subway Sushi bar with ten seats could charge $600 a meal and win Three Michelin Stars

Mobile

How to Retinafy your Website – Flowchart

SaaS

Evolution of E-Commerce Checkout

Service

2012 Worst Security SNAFUs, so far

Social

Now Facebook Code Scans for Sexual Predators

Tool

For 237 years there has been no big innovation made for Flush Toilet. The stagnancy is taking its toll.

Hack

Lego Turing Machine that could compute

etc

Parting Thought

‘A software architect is the code janitor. Happily sweeping up after the big party is over’  – Chris Epstein on ‘A Software Architect’

Advertisements

About Nilendu Misra
I love to learn, create and coach. Things that I do well are - Communicating ideas - verbally or through words and diagrams; Problem Solving - Logical or Abstract; Very Large Scale Systems; think about 'Frighteningly Simple' approach first. Things that I intend to do better are - Establishing Stringent Process; Exchanging Tough Feedback; Keeping up with my reading or To-Do list to be able to completely relax.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: