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Experimenting with remote debugging: Node.js runtime code injection

Published: 28 January 2021
Tags: javascript

Injecting code into remote processes isn't the safest thing to do, and is actually a common way for malicious actors to get existing processes to run code that the actor has written. Nonetheless, it's interesting to know how it's done. In this informative article, Vladimir takes "a running Node.js HTTP server and, from another local Node.js process, [injects] a script into it to make it log all incoming HTTP requests".

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DBA in training: SQL Server under the hood

Published: 28 January 2021
Tags: sql

It's not a bad ideas to get to know how SQL databases work. A lot of projects use them. In this article of an extensive series, Pamela Mooney breaks down how the SQL sserver works and how to tune queries.

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Progressive Rendering for Better Web App Performance

Published: 28 January 2021
Tags: web dev

When creating websites or webapps, you conventionally had two major options for rendering; you could either do it client-side, or server-side. Well in this article, Nethmi Wijesinghe presents a third option (to be fair, it's more of an alternative of the second option), which involes progressively loading server-side rendered content. Faster rendering = more conversions, or just less frustration.

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