How To Compile Ricotta Cheese From Source

Introduction Ricotta cheese is a soft, creamy, slightly-sweet Italian cheese with a very fine curd. It is quite versatile and can be found in both savory dishes such as lasagne, and sweet desserts such as cannoli. Though Ricotta cheese is traditionally compiled from the whey left over from traditional cheesemaking, hobbyist fromagineers can create an…

How To Protect Your Server Against the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

What are Meltdown and Spectre? On January 4, 2018, multiple vulnerabilities in the design of modern CPUs were disclosed. Taking advantage of certain processor performance optimizations, these vulnerabilities—named Meltdown and Spectre—make it possible for attackers to coerce applications into revealing the contents of system and application memory when manipulated correctly. These attacks work because the…

User Data Collection: Balancing Business Needs and User Privacy

Introduction Collecting user data is common practice in modern websites and applications as a way of providing creators with more information to make decisions and create better experiences. Among other benefits, data can be used to help tailor content, drive product direction, and provide insight into problems in current implementations. Collecting relevant information and using…

Object Storage vs. Block Storage Services

Introduction Flexible and scalable data storage is a baseline requirement for most applications and services being developed with modern techniques and tools. Whether storing large or small amounts of images, videos, or blobs of text, application developers need a solution for the storage and retrieval of user-generated content, logs, backups, and so on. With today’s…