Weekly Tech Bytes – 14/10/2022

Weekly Tech Bytes – 14/10/2022

Your weekly dose of technology and career related information

Google Cloud Armour

Wikipedia receives around 300 million requests every day. A customer of Google Cloud Armour received that many requests within a span of just 10 minutes. In the largest Layer 7 DDoS reported to date, this customer was targeted with a series of HTTPS DDoS attacks which peaked at 46 million requests per second. Read more about how Cloud Armour leverages the global scale and capacity of Google’s network edge to protect customers from such attacks.

From Russia with Love

Amidst the Russia - Ukraine war, Russian software developers are reporting that their GitHub accounts are being suspended without warning if they work for or previously worked for companies under U.S. sanctions. Even though GitHub has been denying it, various reports have shown that starting April 12, 2022, many Russian accounts have been suspended. To tackle this and prevent any future losses due to sanctions, Russia has decided to come up with its own version of GitHub. Is this the beginning of a new software ecosystem like China? Read more about this announcement from the Russian ministry.

Don't Just React

There was HTML. And then there was React. No doubt, React is powerful and being used everywhere to build awesome user experiences. But haven't you ever thought that maybe React is just too complex and things were so much simpler with just JS, HTML, and CSS? Well, if you love all things frontend and are up for trying something new, take a look at htmx. This new framework gives you access to AJAX, CSS Transitions, WebSockets and Server Sent Events directly in HTML, using attributes, so you can build modern user interfaces with the simplicity and power of hypertext.

Evolution of HTTP

You can't just build a website and be done with it. There's a lot that goes into hosting it and integrating it with a backend. And at the core of this lies the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). Invented by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in the years 1989–1991, HTTP is the underlying communication protocol of World Wide Web. Read more about how HTTP has evolved over the decades from being a simple file transfer protocol to the powerhouse for the entire internet.

Career Advice

With so much going on around the world right now (read recessions and lay-offs), it's essential that we all are at the top of our game when it comes to our career. Here's a list of great career advice that will boost your chances of getting promoted, getting a raise, or landing a new job.