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How Edgemesh Rolled out Its P2P Web Acceleration Service to Production

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 06, 2017

Edgemesh is a P2P web acceleration service based on the WebRTC protocol suite that offloads some of the the traffic normally handled by traditional CDNs to browser-based caches shared over a P2P network. They rolled out their release to production in the last few months and shared some of their experiences.

Cloud Follow 223 Followers

Amazon CloudWatch Events Gains Cross-Account Event Delivery

by Steffen Opel Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 31, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added cross-account event delivery to Amazon CloudWatch Events to support use cases such as the tracking of events across an entire organization and the handling of events in separate accounts to implement advanced security schemes.

JavaScript Follow 281 Followers

Q&A with Kyle Mathews, Creator of React-Based Static Site Generator Gatsby

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017

The React-based static site generator, Gatsby, has reached version 1.0. In this interview, founder Kyle Mathews discusses the project's motivations, and how it's going to move forward.

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Why the JVM is a Good Choice for Serverless Computing: John Chapin Discusses AWS Lambda at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 548 Followers on  Jun 30, 2017 2

At QCon New York John Chapin presented “Fearless AWS Lambdas”, and not only argued that the JVM is a good platform on which to deploy serverless code, but also provided guidance on extracting the best performance from Java-based AWS Lambda functions.

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A Comparison of Mapping Approaches for Distributed Cloud Applications

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 8 Followers on  Jun 29, 2017

An application map is a topology view of the components of a distributed application and the network or interprocess interactions between them. A recent article gives an overview of application mapping approaches adopted by various tools like AppDynamics, OpenTracing and Netsil.

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.NET Core Runtime and Base Class Library Performance

by Michael Stiefel Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 23, 2017 1

Microsoft has announced that performance improvements have been made to the runtime and base class libraries in .NET Core. While the performance improvements to ASP.NET Core have received more publicity, these improvements are just as important. Many are based on pull requests from the developer community.

Cloud Follow 223 Followers

AWS Lambda Support Added to AWS X-Ray Distributed Tracing Service

by Daniel Bryant Follow 548 Followers on  May 30, 2017

Following from the General Availability (GA) release of the AWS X-Ray distributed tracing service in April, Amazon has added AWS Lambda support for AWS X-Ray, enabling function invocations and associated metadata to be recorded, displayed graphically via the AWS Console, and analysed for debugging or fault resolution purposes.

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Metrics Collection and Monitoring at Robinhood Engineering

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 8 Followers on  May 23, 2017

The Robinhood server operations team published a series of articles talking about their metrics collection, monitoring and alerting infrastructure. OpenTSDB, Grafana, Kafka and Riemann form the core of the stack, with Kafka acting as a proxy layer from which the data is pushed into Riemann for stream processing of the metrics and into OpenTSDB for storage.

Cloud Follow 223 Followers

Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Released in Preview: In-Memory Cache for Read-Intensive Workloads

by Daniel Bryant Follow 548 Followers on  May 16, 2017

AWS has released Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) in preview, a fully managed write-through caching service that sits logically in front of DynamoDB tables in order to improve performance for read-intensive workloads. DAX is API-compatible with DynamoDB, meaning that existing applications will not have to be re-written to take advantage of DAX.

Cloud Follow 223 Followers

Weaveworks Adds Release Automation and Incident Management to Weave Cloud Continuous Delivery SaaS

by Daniel Bryant Follow 548 Followers on  May 15, 2017

Weaveworks has released new features for the Weave Cloud SaaS platform that aims to simplify deployment, monitoring and management for containers and microservices, including: incident management with historical audit, instant query, and customisable analytics and dashboards; release automation and point-in-time rollback for continuous delivery pipelines; and advanced Kubernetes troubleshooting.

Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

Refocusing e-Commerce with Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  May 11, 2017

Auchan:Direct, the online grocery delivery service of Auchan France, decided to apply lean to develop a new e-Commerce website. Their CEO was the first customer and they used continuous and fast feedback from their clients on the new experience to improve website quality using continuous delivery.

JavaScript Follow 281 Followers

Google Retires Octane JavaScript Benchmark

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 26, 2017

Google has retired their Octane JavaScript benchmark tool, citing over-optimization of micro-benchmarks to the detriment of real-world performance. Other browser vendors agree that the benchmark by itself is of little value. In the future, performance improvements may come from focusing on what the user is actually experiencing.

Cloud Follow 223 Followers

DigitalOcean Adds Monitoring and Alerting Features

by Richard Seroter Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean recently released capabilities for monitoring servers and sending alerts. While not novel, this free feature is indicative of growing industry attention paid to server and application insight.

Mobile Follow 119 Followers

Facebook Litho: An Android UI Framework Created for Performance

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 19, 2017 1

Facebook has open sourced Litho, a framework for creating user interfaces in Android applications using a React-like declarative style with scrolling performance in mind.

AI, ML and Data Engineering Follow 641 Followers

Data Preparation Pipelines: Strategy, Options and Tools

by Srini Penchikala Follow 31 Followers on  Apr 16, 2017

Data preparation is an important aspect of data processing and analytics use cases. Business analysts and data scientists spend about 80% of their time gathering and preparing the data rather than analyzing it or developing machine learning models. Kelly Stirman spoke last week at Enterprise Data World 2017 Conference about the data preparation best practices.

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