Issue 2022-W26

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This week has been about how relational databases work, exploiting serverless computing at the edge, Git's new file system monitoring, an embeddable ebook reader application, a tool to find broken links in text sources and the erotics of infographics.

# Things You Should Know About Databases

An introduction to how relational databases work.

# MitM at the Edge: Abusing Cloudflare Workers

An article exploring ways to leverage Cloudflare Workers for offensive purposes that are made possible by the “serverless computing at the edge” model.

# KOreader

An ebook reader application supporting PDF, DjVu, EPUB, FB2 and many more formats, running on Cervantes, Kindle, Kobo, PocketBook and Android devices

# Hard Data: The Erotics of Infographics

An essay on the abuse of infographics. It takes a bit to build up but it gets there, eventually.

Data journalism’s masturbatory indulgence of infographics lays bare an all-consuming fetishization of data.

# Lychee

A tool to find broken links and mail addresses inside Markdown, HTML, reStructuredText, or other text sources.

# Improve Git monorepo performance with a file system monitor

An article on the new file system monitor flag fsmonitor to improve the user experience when using Git with large codebases.