Engineers are often compelled to do stupid network tricks to overcome application design issues. These tricks might make things work in the short term, but they introduce fragility and don’t fix underlying problems in areas like application development and security.
Chris and the Packet Pushers talk about how networking arrived at this state, including the technological, cultureal, and business reasons, and how to start making changes.
They also look at how companies such as AWS solve problems without resorting to networking tricks, and what we can learn from them.
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Kontrol Issues (Chris’s blog)
In the land of microservices, the network is the king(maker) – Sudip Chakrabarti, Lightspeed Ventures