Fuzz Jam June

Music: The Lazy Eyes - Fuzz Jam (2022)

This week we take a look at the growing importance of fuzzing[1] in platform engineering.

Getting Informed

Feedback from last week (thank you!) was positive on the format change to “What is Jay reading 📖”. This week, I’ll once again expand reading 📖 and watching 📺. (no listening 🎧 this week)

📖 - These blog posts are great bite sized entry points for why fuzzing matters.

📺 - After the blog posts, these longer form videos are outstanding for getting into the details of fuzzing as well as the different perspectives and implications of an ever more cloud connected world forming the Internet of Stuff.

I want it all to stay the same 🎶

So, does fuzzing come with an existing scanning toolchain? Does it matter that fuzzing be part of what code is being shipped?

Well, yes, yes it does. Are you getting the feeling we’ve talked about this before?

You’re not wrong.

But, there’s is also the notion of fuzzing the toolchain *itself*.

Don’t be afraid to say my name 🎶

Just consider the CNCF references to fuzzing and fuzz testing from 2018 to present:

With my last 20 of 500 words, I’ll simply suggest that learning about Artificial Intelligence Fuzzing (AIF) is worthwhile.

So, what will be the next big thing for fuzzing in platform platform engineering?

Until then… Place your bets!

Work Plug

As a reminder, after a +25 year walkabout, I’m an IBMer (again). For 2023, in “Work Plug”, I share a new link each week that is educational, accessible, and relevant to platform engineering from fellow IBMers[2] in the wider IBM Community.

Stay tuned!


I am linking to my disclosure.

  1. The OWASP® Foundation definition of fuzzing ↩︎

  2. Shout out to to Wes Pretsch ↩︎

✍️ 🤓 Edit on Github 🐙 ✍️