A Cup Of Matcha 5
There’s no dominant theme this week buts lots of things.
A couple of identity management things:
- Boruta A neat new OpenID Connect IdP written in Elixir
- Passkeys: What the Heck and Why? Passkeys are still a hot topic - lots of talk, so hopefully implementations will blossom soon
A few Postgresql things, of course:
- Dexter: The automatic indexer for Postgres I like all software that shares my middle name
- Dbdev: PostgreSQL Package Manager A new package manager, for Postgresql
A few DevOps things:
- Devops-solutions-map Visualise your stack of infra services
- Terraform 1.4 New Terraform, but thankfully few changes
- No one should ever write a single line of Terraform code Salespitch for a visual terraform builder
- Typesense A new search engine - I’m interested in anything less needy and wobbly than ElasticSearch
- Qubes OS I’d forgotten Qubes was still a thing. It’s endorsement by Snowden is not as valuable as it once was.
- Cuttlefish “Transactional email server with a lovely web interface”
Software society thing:
- The Free Software Foundation is dying FSF needs to change greatly to survive
Things I might find useful:
- Suggestions for Go project layout I might be using Go more soon, for CLI tools. Maybe.
- How to reduce JVM docker image size by at least 60% I’m not sure if the benefits outweigh the risks but I’m a sucker for container size golfing
- What is Jellyfish? I’m very interested in using RTSP, but not for video or audio…
- Feature Flags in Phoenix I should do this.
- Ruby Faker Software that’s very old, and now preventing fake email accidents by default
- Component driven development on Rails with Phlex I’m doing less development with Rails now, but Phlex’s features (or maybe just novelty) are tempting
Interesting, fun or bizarre things:
- A Number System Invented by Inuit Schoolchildren Will Make Its Silicon Valley Debut A new number system reaches Unicode
- The Hyperspace Story HP did some mind-bogglingly wierd things to their PCs in the 1990s
- Smithsonian Open Access Millions of open source images from The Smithsonian. Without spooky fingers or scary teeth.
- Carbonyl a technically-text-only web browser that will show graphics, videos, even JS apps like Doom.
- Rust for m68k Compile m68k software with Rust. That’s the CPU in Amigas and classic Macs.
- Lost at SQL - SQL learning game A game which teaches (or at least tests) basic SQL skills
- Semaphore Type on your computer by waving your arms
- RS232 Serial Wifi Modem Emulate ancient modems on ancient computers, using Wifi. I might get one.