How Dropbox rolled out one of the largest Python 3 migrations ever
– Dropbox is one of the most popular applications in the world, and much of
it is written in Python. Three years ago, the company began moving to Python
3 and has recently finished the migration. Max Bélanger and Damien DeVille
explain why Dropbox made the jump to Python 3, outline the new architecture
that was required, and share how Dropbox accomplished this feat through
a gradual rollout process.
9 open source API testing tools – “APIs are the basis of
modern software development, especially as more and more teams move away
from monolithic applications and begin adopting a microservices approach to
software development. With microservices making up the backbone of most
newer development efforts, API testing becomes even more critical than
before,” writes Joe Colantonio, founder of TestTalks.
From Docker to elastic, self-healing infrastructure
– Pablo Borja of laundry app Mr Jeff details the startup’s infrastructure
transition from a monolith to a containerized microservices architecture,
which was made possible with a little help from Kubernetes.
Dark Mode for webpages – This extension inverts
brightness of web pages and aims to reduce eyestrain while browsing the web.
GNU turns 35 –
GNU, a “free software” project encompassing both an operating system and an
extensive collection of computer software, was publicly announced on
September 27, 1983. See why five members of the free and open source
community still love GNU.