Distributed Systems in One Lesson

Distributed Systems in One Lesson

Alright, this is a continuation of System Architecture, a super broad subject I’ve been recently immersing myself in. I must admit, my last post was a bit poor in quality – I even left things hanging in the end. So I felt compelled to dive in deeper into an architecture known as “Distributed Systems”, yes in one lesson by Tim Berglund.. As the name of this blog post suggests, this is based off a youtube video I found – Distributed Systems in One Lesson.

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Architecture vs Design Pattern

Architecture vs Design Pattern - System Architecture

I’ve decided to take a break from some lower level stuff – server side languages, scripts and front end stuff. As in “break” – I meant in my blog posts. My thirst for more Javascript and PHP is unending so that is still quite active.

I’ve developed a sudden interest in system architecture – I think this was ignited off a job requirement I’ve recently run across. Almost everything listed as a requirement I had covered and even the ones I wasn’t quite savvy with I knew I could pick up pretty fast – ie frameworks and libraries. When I look at job requirements, I look at the underlying fundamentals or lack thereof with regards to my toolbelt.

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Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

SSL - Secure Sockets Layer

Sockets. Let’s first get that out of the way. We can at least understand what “Secure” and “Layer” means. Not that the concept of sockets should overshadow it’s phrase constituents but it’s important to get a basic understanding of what’s really going on under the hood.

SSL encryption has been around for a very long time, besides having a fast site, security is a necessary feature every site must have. What good is a fast site if it’s hacked, even worse exposing your visitors to malicious content can have a permanent effect. Everything is in jeopardy – you’re business, your branding, your future. So what to do –

Solution – Install SSL

Keep in mind this a broad general overview, an entire book can be written on just SSL alone. Here I will provide a basic understanding – get our feet wet a bit. Continue reading “Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)”