CNW #1: The Genesis
Tracing network traffic in Kubernetes, another attack through a popular open source project, and a simple way to do continuous profiling.
With this newsletter, I will be sharing some of the most interesting articles on various cloud-native projects, tech and software engineering skills that I come across the week. I am excited to share the first one.
Tracing the path of network traffic in Kubernetes - a very well-written and detailed article explaining how networking works in Kubernetes.
How a malicious actor sabotaged a popular open-source npm library - Supply chain attacks and sabotage are increasingly getting popular. It becomes a vehicle of propaganda. Open-source projects need more governance and protection.
Continuous Profiling Using Pyroscope - In this blog, Belal is exploring how to use Pyroscope to do continuous profiling of your code without much effort.
Becoming a better writer in Tech - Gergley shared this awesome article on his blog. Technical writing is an essential soft skill to have for any engineer, especially more useful now when we are working remotely in an async way.
What is an SBOM and how it is useful? - Software bill of material is not a new concept but it is now getting more important than ever. You can utilize the information emitted by SBOM tools in various ways such as Automation, Security, Licensing, and so on.
Don’t miss the Kubernetes Documentary coming up on 21st January 2022. Hear the story from the core contributors and the initial team who started Kubernetes at Google.
Full episode link (edited 23 Jan)
Project of the Week
Backstage by Spotify - it is an open platform for building developer portals to increase their productivity, having a centralised organisation of software catalog, documentation and various other possibilities through its plugin ecosystem. You can see a quick demo at demo.backstage.io.
Backstage recently won the Top End User Award (CNCF annual report 2021). Congratulations team and all the adaptors.
SigNoz writing program - If you love observability and technical writing, you can contribute to this evolving project and earn some bucks.
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