Things I read, until now
Earlier this year I started a series of posts: Trying to briefly collect articles/posts/code/documentation I read every week and add some comments for things I consider important. After 9 weeks I failed to continue it. I didn't stop reading though. So here's a try to restart that, starting with recent literature:
Book: Qualityland (dark version)
Marc-Uwe Kling, famously known for the Kangaroo Chronicles ("Die Känguru-Chroniken"), wrote another book which was released last year. This one is a satirical dystopia, where everything in everyday life relies on opaque algorithms (not unlike today's world already).
Short note: State the Problem Before Describing the Solution
By Leslie Lamport.
Exactly what the title says. You can only work on a problem and its solution if you actually state what it is first. Every scientific paper should have these four sections:
- a brief informal statement of the problem
- the precise correctness conditions required of a solution
- the solution
- a proof that the solution satisfies the requisite conditions
Paper: The Design and Implementation of Hyperupcalls
By Nadav Amit and Michael Wei.
tl;dr: eBPF code as a safe abstraction to move guest functionality into the hypervisor. I did this for network filters in my Master Thesis.
Paper: Do Developers Read Compiler Error Messages?
Turns out: they do. But acting on them is much more difficult.