I don’t generally spend time blogging (or bragging) about technologies I don’t
use in production, but today I wanted to make sure Istio gets a special mention on
The original problem was: how do I package and run apps with ease? And Docker came.
Then it was a matter of how do we organize all of these containers. And Kubernetes came.
Last but not least, we now have to sort out how to make services communicate
to each other, how to route them conditionally and secure this layer of communication.
That’s where Istio, a service mesh for microservices developed Google, IBM and Lyft, kicks in.
Some of the cool things you can do with this service mesh?
It contains 160+ pages of content dedicated to securing web applications and improving your security awareness when building
web apps, with chapters ranging from explaining how to secure HTTP cookies with the right flags to understanding why it is
important to consider joining a bug bounty program.