Learn By Doing Volume 59 -- Pika Pika - The modern CDN you didn't know you wanted

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☁️ 📖 Learn By Doing Volume #59 💻🔨

It's a smaller newsletter this week as I have been swamped with some other projects. Fear not though, this weeks content is awesome and each of these is worth a read.

We have an interesting take on deduping SQS messages. There is a new CDN out called Pika that makes those JavaScript imports a breeze. Troy Hunt also released a blog post this week that lays out the vision he has for Have I Been Pwned, it's an awesome read!

Thank you again for being a subscriber and I hope you enjoy this weeks content. As always, if there is something you want to see more of, feel free to contact me!

☁️ Cloud

Deduplicating Amazon SQS MessagesThis is an interesting take on deduping SQS messages from a normal queue to guarantee just once delivery. Most folks would jump to FIFO queues and accept the fact that you would have a CloudWatch trigger, but this is an example where a different direction worked for their use case by using DynamoDB as a running ledger.

🔨 Tools

Undocumented S3 APIsObviously by the name, use these undocumented APIs at your own peril. That said, some of these like the append functionality could be very useful.

Pika CDN - A modern CDN for JavaScriptThis is the modern CDN that you probably felt like you needed but didn't quite know you needed it. This is a very cool idea because it allows you to import modules via Pika urls. Very cool and could be a huge bonus for those things you import quite often.

Code && Languages

Interactive Charts with D3.jsD3.js is a very cool library, but it can also be a bit daunting when you first start using it. This is a great guide that takes you through how to create very clean and useful charts using it.

😎 Cool find of the week

Project Svalbard: The Future of Have I Been PwnedTroy Hunt, creator of Have I Been Pwned, released this blog post this week that explores where he would like to see the service go to and how he wants to make that happen. It's a great read into one of the biggest problem tech faces, data breaches.

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