Weekly Digest I

Written on August 21, 2020
Categories: digest

Starting this week, I’ll have a new series called Weekly Digest. In this series, I will simply share the articles that I found interesting with some key takeaways and notes. I hope you find them worth your time.

The Friendship That Made Google Huge Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company—and the Internet.

  • Pair programming has so much potential.
  • The details matter so much in engineering. Sometimes, you are off by a byte, sometimes it’s a weird, super unlikely interaction between multiple components. In the world of bits, the human brain isn’t good at understanding how likely some of the failure scenarios actually are. Don’t leave any stone unturned.

Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy is Killing You

  • AWS vs. Google Cloud’s API standards are wildly different.
  • AWS treats their customers as first-class citizens. I have never seen an API being deprecated, or a feature of an existing API. AWS lives for those API contracts. Customer trust begins there.

How the Pandemic Defeated America A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.

There’s No Such Thing As a Tech Expert Anymore Members of Congress clearly don’t understand the tech companies they’re supposed to regulate. But neither does anyone else.

  • This is actually scarier than you think. We don’t talk about this much but especially in large scale software and the ML applications, no one person really understands the whole thing. Yes, humans create more complex things that they can only collectively get their heads around.

Breaking ledger security model

The Secure Element – withstanding security attacks