Article Roundup - Week of Sept 17th 2017
Partitioning Behavior of DynamoDB
This is part 3 of a 3 part series about DynamoDB. This article dives into how Dynamo handles creating partitions and why understanding partitions and RCUs/WCUs is important for the best performance.
W3C: Encrypted Media Extensions
W3C has published the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) specification, making way for DRM in HTML. EME is not itself a DRM mechanism, but rather an API specification for how the browser will communicate with a system that facilitates DRM or similar technologies. This technology has pushed heavily by Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix as it was the last barrier to streaming HTML5 video content that requires DRM. There is already good desktop browser support for a previous EME draft, so full support and in-the-wild applications should be coming soon.