Thursday, December 4, 2014

news.sleepysecurity.ninja launched

Sooo, I love reading up on the latest security news.  I try and do this every morning.  Lately, the content aggregator I was visiting seemed to be under maintenance.  I wanted to spend some more time with the Azure PaaS offering, and decided this was probably a good time to do so.

I have big plans for this site (at least until I get caught up with something else bright and shiny) and hope to continue working on this over the next couple of months.

Right now the architecture is pretty simple.  I used this site to get a good list of security blogs to follow.  I created a webjob to handle the parsing of the feeds and storing them into a database so that I can display.  I then created an MVC5 app to read the data and display it.  Pretty simple right now, but I am hoping to expand on it a bit.

For example, I want to run the parsing of the feeds in parallel.  At this point in time, I'm thinking that I would have one webjob push data onto a queue, and then another webjob pick it up to process.  There are some issues with this architecture (webjobs only scale with the websites, and not independently) but I'm hoping to learn lots by working thought it.

In any event, if you want to check it out, you can do so by clicking here.