Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
A seasoned developer's little discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

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This Week I Learned - Week #48 2020

This Week I Learned - * Microsoft identity platform implements the OpenID Connect protocol for handling authentication and OAuth 2.0 protocol for handling authorization. OpenID Connect is built on top of OAuth 2.0, so the terminology and flow are similar between the two. * OAuth is used for authorization and SAML is used for authentication.* Azure Active...

VMWare Tanzu - Highlights

* Tanzu is the Japanese word for containers* With  "the biggest rearchitecture of vSphere in a decade", VMware is making vSphere capable of managing both virtual machines and Kubernetes (K8s) clusters in version 7 of vSphere. * Tanzu is a portfolio of products centered on K8s. Following VMware's acquisition of Pivotal in December 2019, Pivotal's PKS...

This Week I Learned - Week #47 2020

This Week I Learned - * While previous Bring-Your-Own-Subscription cloud migration options available to Red Hat and SUSE customers allowed them to use their pre-existing RHEL and SLES subscriptions in the cloud, Azure Hybrid Benefit improves upon this with additional capabilities.  It lowers your ongoing operational costs with automatic image maintenance,...

I'm now a Google Cloud Certified - Associate Cloud Engineer

I received the formal notification about passing the Google Cloud Certified - Associate Cloud Engineer exam after the customary review, today. Although I received the provisional Pass result at the end of the exam, it seems odd that a company whose premier product is synonymous with speed takes up to a week to review & provide formal confirmation.I...

This Week I Learned - Week #46 2020

 This Week I Learned - * AWS’s initial offering EC2-classic platform allowed customers to run ec2 instances on a flat global network shared by all the customers...In 2013, Azure turned its focus from being just a PaaS provider into a Full-fledged IaaS provider* A AWS VPC subnet must only belong to one AZ and cannot span AZs. A subnet is public if it...

Comparison of population of U.S. states to administrative areas in India

Dhruva Jaishankar, Director of the US Initiative at ORF (son of S Jaishankar,  Padma Shri, former Indian diplomat and the current Minister of External Affairs  and grandson of K Subrahmanyam, the doyen of India's strategic affairs community) posted a tweet comparing U.S. states to administrative areas in India with similar populations. It has generated...

This Week I Learned - Week #45 2020

This Week I Learned - * Microsoft OpenHack is a developer-focused engagement that connects development teams (Open) with experts to tackle a series of real-world challenges through hands-on experimentation (Hack) in person or online (Virtual).* A data pipeline has five stages grouped into three heads:Data Engineering: collection, ingestion, preparation...

This Week I Learned - Week #44 2020

This Week I Learned - * Azure Backup uses Geo-redundant storage (GRS) by default.* Azure Backup can install a workload backup extension on a SQL Server instance on Windows to support Full, Differential,  Transaction log backup options. SQL Server on Linux does not currently integrate with Azure Backup.* Only Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) or System...

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Access Management, August 2019

Gartner's rating of Access Management providers:LEADERSOktaMicrosoftPing IdentityIBM OracleCHALLENGERSAuth0IdaptiveForgeRockOneLoginMicro FocusBroadcom (CA Technologies)NICHE PLAYERSAtos(Evidian)SecureAuth Optimal MM  Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia - A seasoned architect's little discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

Multicloud Container Development Platforms

According to the Forrester Wave evaluation of 8 Multicloud Container Development Platforms (MCDP), Red Hat-IBM, Google, and Rancher are Leaders;VMware, D2iQ, and Platform9 Systems are Strong Performers; Mirantis and Canonical are Contenders.Dev experience, distributed operations & ecosystem integrations are the key differentiators that set apart...

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