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Autonomous Vehicles Became Better at Predicting Lane-Changes

by Roland Meertens Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

Researchers created an algorithm that allows self-driving cars to predict lane-changes of the surrounding cars. The system works by using a deep-learning technique called Long Short-Term Memories (LSTMs). Although the most likely scenario on the highway is that every car stays in its own lane, their algorithm was able to slightly improve on this baseline prediction.

Culture & Methods Follow 391 Followers

Introversion, Ambiversion and Extroversion at Work

by Shane Hastie Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

Introversion and extroversion are not binary personality types; people fall somewhere on the scale between the two types and the way someone behaves can change depending on the context they find themselves in at the moment. In fact, most of the population are ambiverts. Understanding these differences can make for more effective teamwork and communication.

Cloud Follow 173 Followers

Managing and Operating Kafka Clusters in Kubernetes

by Srini Penchikala Follow 22 Followers on  Feb 06, 2018

Nenad Bogojevic, platform solutions architect at Amadeus, spoke at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 Conference on how to run and manage Kafka clusters in Kubernetes environment. He talked about provisioning Kafka clusters and configuring them using Kubernetes custom resources or ConfigMaps.

Architecture & Design Follow 1352 Followers

Eric Evans: Practicing Domain-Driven Design

by Jan Stenberg Follow 22 Followers on  Feb 06, 2018

For Eric Evans, who gave a keynote at the recent DDD Europe 2018 conference in Amsterdam, it’s important to explore and practice building software. He enjoys working with strategic patterns in Domain-Driven Design (DDD), but what he finds really interesting is taking a difficult domain and reason about it differently; breaking out of the mental box trying to find new concepts.

Development Follow 365 Followers

JSON for Modern C++ Reaches Version 3.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 06, 2018

JSON for Modern C++ 3.1 adds support for Universal Binary JSON (UBJSON) specification and JSON Merge Patch.

Culture & Methods Follow 391 Followers

The Relationship between Team Emotion and Delivery

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

AI firm Deep Affects studied Jira projects, presenting a relationships between emotional health and team productivity. Their findings are also supported by Gallup's 2017 State of the Workforce survey which indicates the cost of not having emotionally engaged teams.

Architecture & Design Follow 1352 Followers

Google Cloud Platform Recommends Strong Consistency in Data Stores

by Thomas Betts Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

A recent post on the Google Cloud Platform blog recommends strong consistency in the data layer, which helps in creating an application platform that reduces complexity and the potential for bugs.

Java Follow 619 Followers

Oracle Extends Free Support Lifetime of Java 8

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

Oracle has updated their roadmap for Free support of Java 8. This removes the previously reported "cliff edge" for Java 8 support but still only leaves a four-month cut over period and no long-term options for supporting Java 9 and 10.

Development Follow 365 Followers

As Banks Ban Cryptocurrencies Enterprises Start Joining the Blockchain

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 04, 2018

While controversy and value swings continue to dog Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, interest in the associated blockchain technology is rising, with major players in the financial and other industries showing signs of taking it seriously.

Development Follow 365 Followers

Is REST the New SOAP?

by Mark Little Follow 9 Followers on  Feb 03, 2018 5

The REST debate was re-ignited a few weeks ago when Pakal de Bonchamp wrote an article complaining about many aspects of the approach and likening it to SOAP. His original article went into a lot of detail and sparked a lot of comments and then WeWork's Phil Sturgeon wrote a response which essentially refuted de Bonchamp's claims. The conversation between the two continues.

Cloud Follow 173 Followers

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Event Grid

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 02, 2018

Microsoft introduced Event Grid last year in August, and now it is generally available (GA). The Azure Event Grid is a service which enables developers to manage events in a unified way in Azure.

JavaScript Follow 221 Followers

TC39 Finalizes Feature Set for ECMAScript 2018

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

TC39 finalized the feature set for ES2018, the latest revision to the ECMAScript Language Specification, in their 23-25 January meeting. This update adds new features like asynchronous iterators and rest/spread operators for object destructuring and object literals, substantial updates to regular expressions, and additional updates to promises and template literals.

JavaScript Follow 221 Followers

TypeScript 2.7 Now Available

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

TypeScript 2.7 has been released with several major features and bug fixes. Some of the highlights include support for assignment checks on class properties, fixed length tuples, and improved type inference for object literals. Overall the changes in this release make improvements to the type system, ES2015+ features, and the overall TypeScript developer experience.

Cloud Follow 173 Followers

Amazon Releases a Unified AWS Auto Scaling Service across Cloud Applications

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

Amazon has released a new service, AWS Auto Scaling, which is built on top of existing, service specific, scaling features. AWS Auto Scaling can aid customers in monitoring their applications and automatically adjust capacity to maintain steady, and predictable performance. The service provides a unified scaling capability for cloud applications in AWS.

Culture & Methods Follow 391 Followers

How to Win a Solar Race Using Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

The Nuon Solar team uses agile and Scrum to take the steps which add the most value to the project first, integrate different disciplines, ensure transparency and focus, and reflect to improve. Their goal is promote and educate the use of clean energy; the mission is to win the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa using the power of innovation.

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