Writing a toy traceroute from scratch

Reasons for servers to support IPv6

The baseline for web development in 2022

Issue #160



Sorry for the delay in getting the issue out today! I was working on the back end system I use to get these issues sent out all weekend, and I'm happy to say that it's MOSTLY done. Still running into issues with it actually getting sent out, but for now it has most of the basic functionality I want (ie adding this intro, articles, sponsors, tags, summaries, etc). This actually opens up a lot of really cool opportunities once I've fully migrated over, because then I'll have every aspect of every issue in a postgres db, allowing for some interesting data processing possibilities (like finding the most popular article by clicks, creating lists of top articles based on tags). I'll keep you posted about anything interesting I make. Anyway, here's the issue.


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Writing a toy traceroute from scratch

Published: 30 January 2022
Tags: networking, python

Alex Ellis gives a basic explanation of how traceroute works and presents an implementation in Python.


Reasons for servers to support IPv6

Published: 29 January 2022
Tags: networking

More of a long distance swim than a deep dive (the analogy checks out), in this article Julia Evans explores why supporting IPv6 is actually good.


The baseline for web development in 2022

Published: 26 January 2022
Tags: web

Alan Dávalos covers the current state of the web, from market share of different browsers and devices, to baseline performance and framework popularity.

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Writing a toy traceroute from scratch 145 31.39% 133 30.30
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The baseline for web development in 2022 231 50.00% 222 50.57


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