Transport Layer Security between web and application server

When hosting web applications, the web front end might run on a separate machine from the web application. This article shows two practical examples on how to set this up securely, using a TLS connection from nginx towards the back end.

Python serialization using JSON and MessagePack

Python's built-in serialization for objects – "Pickle" – is not secure for storage and transfer. This article shows how to use more secure serialization formats such as MessagePack in practice and extend them with custom types.