Jaana Dogan posted a deepdive on 17 topics that can help developers better understand the inner workings and exception scenarios when working with databases, such as the realities of ACID, latency issues, and clock skews.
John Blair, partner engineer at Netflix, published an interesting post about tracking down a bug in the Netflix Android application that was causing playback to stutter on a set-top box. Turns out an extra 40ms delay in thread management by Android was bubbling up to cause the playback to stutter. What I found interesting is the process of exploration using logging that John used to narrow down the delay.
The HTTP Archive has published the 2020 Web Almanac, which combines the raw stats and trends of the TTP Archive with the expertise of the web community in order to document that latest start of the art on the web, from web development languages, to UX and deployment.
The Polypane blog posted a great how to article on using the new prefers-reduced-data media query when creating websites. Support for the new prefers-reduced-data is on the way in browsers, and it let web developers specify lower size resources and omre efficient methods of operation for users with lower bandwidths.
One Item Store is a shopping cart platform that lets you easily setup and sell one product. It is free to setup an account and charges a 1% fee plus payment transaction fees for any sales made using the site.
With the Architecture Playbook, Maikel Mardjan ahs created a book that aims to capture all the best open tools and methodologies for software development in one place, making it easier and simpler to build software.