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Security: What is Server Side Request Forgery?

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Cross-site Request Forgery or CSRF is a well known security vulnerability. But what is SSRF?

Fundamentals: The Internet Protocol

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How do you scale a network to global proportions? The answer is the Internet Protocol. Let’s dive into it.

What can we learn from Kubernetes' first major security hole?

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Kubernetes first major security hole is out… does this mean Kubernetes is not secure? What can we learn from it?

Kubernetes is hard

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Kubernetes won the container wars… allegedly. However, Kubernetes is still hard and causing a lot of grief.

Fundamentals: VLANs explained

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How do you run multiple networks over the same physical network? How do virtual LANs work?

Fundamentals: Ethernet explained

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Ethernet is one of the most fundamental protocols underpinning todays internet. It is so fundamental that we often take it as granted and don’t even think about it.

Why Immutability Matters

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I’ve talked about immutable objects in clean code before, but what exactly are they? Why do we use them?

Why should you use interfaces?

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I’ve received the same question from a fair number of people: why would you even use interfaces?

Hexagonal React

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ReactJS is a workhorse of frontend development, but it doesn’t do so well in terms of S.O.L.I.D. Can we change it by adopting a classic approach?