BT

New Early adopter or innovator? InfoQ has been working on some new features for you. Learn more

Google Announces Tensorflow Lite: A Neural Network Library for Mobile Phones

by Roland Meertens on  May 28, 2017

Dave Burke, VP of engineering at Google, announced a new version of Tensorflow optimised for mobile phones. This new library, called Tensorflow Lite, would enable developers to run their artificial intelligence applications in real time on the phones of users. The library is designed to be “fast and small while still enabling state-of-the-art techniques”.

Google Joins IoT Race, Launches Cloud IoT Core Private Beta

by Kent Weare on  May 27, 2017

In a recent blog post, Google announced a private beta of their Google IoT Core platform. Within this IoT platform, customers will be able to securely connect devices to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) where other data analytics services can be integrated. Customers can then use this data to provide actionable insight for their organization in order to drive better business results.

Facebook’s New AL Language Aims to Simplify Static Program Analysis

by Sergio De Simone on  May 27, 2017

AL is a simple, declarative language for reasoning about abstract syntax trees that allows to extend Facebook Infer static analyzer.

The Technology Stack at Medium

by Andrew Morgan on  May 27, 2017

Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams. Launched in 2012, it now has over 60 million unique monthly visitors. The technology stack behind the site includes deployment to AWS, applications and services written in NodeJS and Go, data storage with DynamoDB, and Amazon Redshift as their data warehouse.

Istio: A Service Mesh for Microservices

by Abel Avram on  May 27, 2017

Google, IBM and Lyft have open sourced Istio (Greek word for “sail”), a framework for managing, securing and monitoring microservices.

New Cryptocurrency Closer to Building Machine-to-Machine Economy

by Ignacio Aguerrevere on  May 26, 2017

The IOTA team is advancing their cryptocurrency protocol to create an economy for IoT devices. The goal is for billions of internet driven devices to be able to exchange currency as well as data.

Calculating the Operations Cost of Software You Haven't Developed: Q&A with John Davis from easyJet

by Daniel Bryant on  May 26, 2017

At the DevOps Enterprise Summit, John Davis, lead architect at EasyJet, will present “Calculating the Operations Cost of Software You Haven't Developed”. InfoQ sat down with Davis to discuss how traditional organisations can migrate to a more collaborative “DevOps”-enabled approach for implementing IT projects, and how project management and costing will change.

Microsoft Has Moved the Windows Code Repo to Git

by Abel Avram on  May 25, 2017

Microsoft has completed the move of their Windows codebase from Source Depot to Git using GVFS.

Bridging the Gap between Legacy Systems and Modern Techniques

by Ben Linders on  May 25, 2017

Aging platforms that are managed with manual, time consuming processes can be costly. Teams can make a business case to management based on hours lost by repetitive work or re-work caused by human error for introducing modern techniques like automation tools and containers. The result is a predictable and repeatable process with minimal human interaction to deploy more often and more confidently.

Updates to Google Chrome DevTools

by David Iffland on  May 24, 2017

The upcoming version of Chrome DevTools has a number of new features that can help developers build faster web pages and have an easier time debugging complex asynchronous code. At Google I/O 2017, Paul Irish presented a State of the Union showcasing a number of these new features.

Facebook Publishes New Neural Machine Translation Algorithm

by Roland Meertens on  May 24, 2017

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research team published research results using a new approach for neural machine translation (NMT). Their algorithm scores higher than any other system on three established machine translation tasks.

Risman Adnan of Samsung on Nurturing Innovation and Agility in Indonesia

by Shane Hastie Hugo Messer on  May 23, 2017

Risman Adnan is the director of the Samsung R&D Institute Indonesia. He talks about how to enable innovation, agility and create a great engineering culture inside a large organisation. He will present a keynote talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference.

Metrics Collection and Monitoring at Robinhood Engineering

by Hrishikesh Barua 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.

Datacenter Operators: Bumpy Ride Running Containers on Infrastructure Built for VMs

by Michael Redlich on  May 23, 2017 1

Specialized container technology company Diamanti was named a “cool vendor” by Gartner for their hyperconverged container platform. Mark Balch, VP of products and marketing, spoke to InfoQ with his take on the current friction that containers are creating between developers and data center operators.

Developing Virtual Assistant Apps with Amazon Lex and Polly Deep Learning Technologies

by Srini Penchikala on  May 22, 2017

Greg Bulmash from Amazon spoke at the OSCON 2017 Conference last week about developing your own virtual assistant applications using Amazon's Lex and Polly technologies.

BT