What We've Been Reading
Long Names Are Long
Advice on naming identifiers.
Backblaze Vaults: Zettabyte-Scale Cloud Storage Architecture
Interesting look at how BackBlaze scaled to Zettabyte size, at extremely low cost.
Malware that can slip under the radar.
What I Learned From Analysing 1.65M Node.js modules
Analysis of all 1.65M NPM packages, including some insight into how NPM does its thing (and why NPM lifecycle scripts should scare you).
Apple Reveals Unencrypted Heart of iOS 10 Code
Apple opens the kernel in the preview version of iOS 10.
Anatomy of a JWT Request
Heavily slanted toward Zendesk, obviously, but this post about SSO is excellent at breaking down the moving parts of JSON Web Tokens.
Tools That Interest Us
Turn any HTML input field into an auto-completing address entry field.
Videos We've Been Watching
Building a Real-Time News Search Engine
Meet the backend which drives News Search at Bloomberg LP.