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Netflix Announces Genie 3

by Dylan Raithel on  Jul 11, 2017

Netflix announced major revisions and functionality in their Big Data distributed workflow management tool, Genie 3. In its newest version, Genie 3 supports scalable, config-driven data processing executables and task pipelines.

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

by David Iffland 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.

Susanne Kaiser on Microservices Journey from a Startup Perspective

by Srini Penchikala on  Jul 10, 2017

Susanne Kaiser, CTO at Just Software, spoke at the recent QCon New York 2017 Conference about the transformation process her team went through to transition from a monolithic application architecture to microservices model.

Oracle Releases Open Source Container Utilities, Including A New Container Runtime Written in Rust

by Daniel Bryant on  Jul 10, 2017

Oracle has released three open source container utilities including Smith, an OCI image-compliant container builder that creates “microcontainers” with a single executable and its dependencies; Crashcart, a microcontainer debugging tool; and Railcar, a Rust-based alternative container runtime that implements the OCI-runtime specification.

QCon New York – Optimizing Yourself Track

by Shane Hastie on  Jul 10, 2017

Day 3 of QCon New York had a track focused on how individuals can build non-technical competencies. Titled Optimizing Yourself, the track had five talks covering a wide range of personal skills from empathy to communication, remaining relevant as an older person in tech, deep listening and working remotely.

Scalable Chatbot Architecture with eBay ShopBot Shopping Assistant

by Srini Penchikala on  Jul 09, 2017

Robert Enyedi, software engineer at eBay spoke at QCon New York 2017 Conference about ShopBot personal shopping assistant application. ShopBot, launched in late 2016 based on Facebook Messenger bot, leverages AI components and the eBay user data to provide shopping options in a conversational style.

GraphQL vs REST: Things to Consider

by Andrew Morgan on  Jul 08, 2017

At API Days Paris 2016, Arnaud Lauret discussed GraphQL vs RESTful HTTP API’s, outlining their strengths and weaknesses. He concluded that deciding which one to adopt is context dependant, and that are many trade-offs between the two.

Rust 2017 Roadmap Progress

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 08, 2017

Rust core team developer Nicholas Matsakis summarized the current state of progress of Rust’s 2017 roadmap.

Salesforce Brings Cognitive to CRM, Launches 3 New Services

by Kent Weare on  Jul 08, 2017

In a recent blog post, Salesforce announced the addition of three cognitive services to its Einstein artificial intelligence (AI) platform. The three new services enable detecting sentiment, intent and object detection. Salesforce customers can then use these services to automate insight and use predictive modelling within their CRM apps.

Capture - Embed - Protect, Guidelines for Domain-Driven Design

by Jan Stenberg on  Jul 07, 2017

When using the core philosophy and the practices of DDD as guidelines for software design and development, they can be summarized in three principles: Capture – Embed – Protect, Steven A. Lowe claimed in his presentation at this year’s DDD eXchange conference. Capture the domain model. Embed the model in the code. Protect the domain model from corruption from other domains.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Measuring Progress of Artificial Intelligence

by Roland Meertens on  Jul 07, 2017

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) started a document containing progress artificial intelligence (AI) research on multiple tasks. The goal of the document is to be the place for people to find progress on difficult tasks. Currently, many tasks don't have the metrics, datasets, and benchmarks to keep track of them. The EFF made a notebook to which researchers and developers can contribute.

Eric Han, VP at Portworx, Speaks to InfoQ on the State of the Hyperconverged Container Market

by Michael Redlich on  Jul 07, 2017

InfoQ speaks to Portworx VP of product management, Eric Han, about the direction of the container market and differentiators between the growing number of hyperconverged container platforms in the market.

State of Scrum 2017 Edition Published by Scrum Alliance

by Ben Linders on  Jul 06, 2017

Scrum is increasingly used outside of IT or software development, where many organizations adopt mix-and-matched approaches to agile, and the ScrumMaster role is evolving into more of a shared role where fewer ScrumMasters focus on a single initiative; these are some of the findings from the 2017 State of Scrum report which has been published by the Scrum Alliance.

Integrate 2017 Recap: Adding Intelligence to Integration

by Kent Weare on  Jul 04, 2017

Integrate 2017, an annual integration event focused on Microsoft Integration technologies, took place in London from June 26th – 28th. Some of the key themes that were discussed include the role of cognitive computing in integration, API orchestration, SaaS connectivity, cloud native integration, the impact of serverless on integration and cloud messaging at scale.

QCon New York: Evaluating Machine Learning Models - A Case Study in Real Estate

by Srini Penchikala on  Jul 04, 2017

Opendoor, a real estate company that helps customers with buying and selling homes, uses machine learning techniques to drive pricing models. Nelson Ray, data scientist at Opendoor, spoke at QCon New York 2017 Conference about how they developed a simulation-based framework for reasoning about machine learning models to assess the risk in reselling homes.

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