DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #642 - 16th April 2023
Several new build tools this week, along with posts on prompt injection attacks on LLMs, load balancing and a CFP for the upcoming devopsdays New York event.
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The rapid growth of the use of LLMs and chat interfaces is raising the security problem of prompt injection. This post has some examples and concerns around why using more AI won’t solve the problem.
A nice walkthrough of using the new Buck2 build system for a Rust project.
A post on the importance of focusing on delivering value, mapping out value streams and reducing friction in deployment.
A good introduction to load balancing, with lots of useful animations to explain different load balancing algorithms.
A post listing commercial and open source monitoring tools for use with Ubuntu operating systems.
Devopsdays New York is coming up on June 6th and 7th, and the call for proposals for sessions is open for another week, until the 24th of April. The organisers are looking for 5 minute ignite talks and 30 minute presentations.
Buck2 is a new large-scale build system. A rewrite of the original Buck build system, with performance improvements, fully hermetic builds and rules written in Starlark.
Meson is another modern build system, supporting C, C++, D, Fortran, Java and Rust.
Timoni is a package manager for Kubernetes, powered by CUE and inspired by Helm.