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Werner Vogels on “21st Century [Cloud] Architectures”: Availability, Reliability and Resilience

by Daniel Bryant Follow 278 Followers on  Dec 03, 2017

At the AWS re:invent 2017 conference, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, presented a keynote that discussed core concepts required for building “21st Century Architectures” on the cloud. Highlights of the talk included discussion of the emerging practices of evolutionary and “cloud native” architectures, the role of security becoming everyone’s responsibility, and the benefits of chaos engineering.

Java Follow 483 Followers

Servlet vs. Reactive: Choosing the Right Stack - Rossen Stoyanchev Presents at QCon SF 2017

by Amit K Gupta Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 02, 2017

Spring Framework 5 introduced a brand new reactive web framework spring-webflux, which resides alongside the traditional servlet based web framework spring-mvc.In his presentation, Rossen Stoyanchev talked about the differences in these two frameworks’ execution models, and how to decide when to select spring-webflux over spring-mvc.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

AWS re:Invent Day 2 Keynote Announcements: Alexa for Business, Cloud9 IDE & AWS Lambda Enhancements

by Daniel Bryant Follow 278 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017

At the second keynote of the AWS re:invent 2017 conference, running in Las Vegas, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, took to the stage to announce several new product releases: Alexa for Business; AWS Cloud9 IDE; and multiple enhancements to the AWS Lambda service, including traffic shifting, the doubling of available RAM, and a pre-announcement of .NET Core 2 and Golang language support.

JavaScript Follow 161 Followers

WebAssembly Now Supported across All Browsers

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017 1

With releases on September 19 for Safari and October 31 for Edge, Apple and Microsoft join Google and Mozilla in providing support for WebAssembly in production browsers. All four companies’ browsers can now run code compiled to the wasm binary format.

Data Science Follow 376 Followers

Google and Intel Release Do-It-Yourself Artificial Intelligence Vision Kit

by Roland Meertens Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017

Google created a do-it-yourself artificial intelligence kit that allows you to build an intelligent camera that can recognize objects. The main component of their kit is the VisionBonnet board for the raspberry pi. This board contains a Movidius chip created by Intel. This company specializes in adding computational power to existing hardware, and created the neural compute stick.

Architecture & Design Follow 896 Followers

Event Sourcing in an Unreliable World

by Jan Stenberg Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

Examples of event sourced systems are often from process-oriented domains, like e-commerce, with incoming commands that generate events. But there are domains without processes that are intrinsically unreliable where we are collecting events from external event sources with transports that are unreliable, Lorenzo Nicora explained at the recent Microservices Conference µCon London 2017.

DevOps Follow 353 Followers

Serverless Challenges in Hybrid Environments

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

Sam Newman, independent consultant and author of the book "Building Microservices", talked at the Velocity conference in London on the challenges faced when hybrid systems rely on both serverless architectures and traditional infrastructure. In particular, Newman discussed how serverless changes our notion of resiliency and how the two paradigms clash at times of high load in the system.

Java Follow 483 Followers

Kotlin 1.2 Introduces Multi-Platform Projects

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The latest version of Kotlin makes it possible to share code for the JVM and the JavaScript platform using multi-platform projects. Additionally, it includes a number of language and library improvements, and better compiler performance.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

AWS re:Invent 2017 ML and IoT Announcements: Amazon SageMaker, AWS DeepLens & IoT Device Manager

by Daniel Bryant Follow 278 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

At the AWS re:invent conference 2017, held in Las Vegas, USA, several new AWS machine learning (ML) and Internet of Things (IoT) products were released. Highlights include Amazon SageMaker - a fully-managed ML service that enables developers to “quickly build, train, and host ML models”; and IoT Device Manager - a service to securely onboard, monitor, and remotely manage IoT devices at scale.

Java Follow 483 Followers

What's New in MicroProfile 1.2

by Michael Redlich Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation recently released MicroProfile version 1.2. New APIs added to this release include improved communications among microservices, response to system faults, and the JSON Web Toolkit (JWT). Emily Jiang, CDI and MicroProfile development lead at IBM, and Michael Croft, Java middleware consultant at Payara, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

Java Follow 483 Followers

Design of Java Value Types Makes Progress

by Ben Evans Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

Project Valhalla has posted a major update and has announced some initial, very early-stage design concepts for value types in the JVM.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

On the 16th of November, Microsoft made Azure Reserved Virtual Machine (VM) Instances (RIs) generally available to customers worldwide. They are now able to reserve VMs on a one- or three-year term and have up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices. The cost savings can be even more for Windows Server customers combining Azure RIs with Azure Hybrid Benefits.

Culture & Methods Follow 277 Followers

Unblocking Middle Management Using Personas

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017 1

Personas of roles like middle managers can be useful when you going through an agile transformation. It’s easier to get something from middle managers if you understand the position that they are in. A persona helps in knowing what to ask or not ask a manager, increasing your chances of getting what you need from them.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

AWS re:Invent 2017 Announcements: Managed Kubernetes, Serverless RDBMS & DynamoDB Global Tables

by Daniel Bryant Follow 278 Followers on  Nov 29, 2017

At the AWS re:invent 2017 conference, held in Las Vegas, USA, several new compute and storage features were announced, including: EKS, a fully managed Kubernetes service; AWS Fargate, a service to run containers without managing servers; Amazon Aurora Multi-Master; Amazon Aurora Serverless; DynamoDB Global Tables and on-demand backup; and Amazon Neptune, a fully managed graph database.

Data Science Follow 376 Followers

TensorFlow Lite Supports On-Device Conversational Modeling

by Srini Penchikala Follow 17 Followers on  Nov 29, 2017

TensorFlow Lite, the light-weight solution of open source deep learning framework TensorFlow, supports on-device conversation modeling to plugin the conversational intelligence features into chat applications. The TensorFlow team recently announced the release of TensorFlow Lite, which can be used in mobile and embedded devices.

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