May 2017 Blog Posts (4)

Add a Caption to an Image

The ability to Interpret image data using software is advancing fast! The two images above are captioned with program generated text. Here's an article that describes concepts and an approach to generate a caption for an image. The code is written in Python and uses TensorFlow. …

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Added by Michael Levin on May 25, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

The JHipster Mini Book ::: Free!

This is what I'm reading right now. Here you go! Matt has given us good presentations that are quick and to the point. Super cool! If you decide to pay $19.95 for the printed book, it'll cover about 3 craft pints. The health monitor app Matt made will record one less point. You'll see! Enjoy, and be sure to let Matt know how much you appreciate this free mini…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 18, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

$11 Billion Swapmeet

First of all, relax, I'm not announcing an exclusive executive swapmeet.  The market for used cell phones has ramped up to a whopping $11 billion as of 2016[1].  That's a big number by itself, especially since the market scarcely existed just ten years ago.  By comparison, everything sold in every category by everyone worldwide on Ebay, new or used, was $84 billion total in 2016[2].

Unless you are actually a senior exec and can offer your device, refurbished, to other…

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Added by Ismail Jones on May 15, 2017 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Mobile devices prove to be a setback for cross-platform software development, but I hope it will be a minor one.  At present, Android totally dominates the mobile market both in terms of hardware and software volume.  As well, mobile devices are overtaking desktops for overall usage as we speak.  But Linux, as open-source-friendly as it is appears to be getting the rub from Google, so where are we?

As Google continues to grumble about not controlling the world, they're leaking…

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Added by Ismail Jones on May 14, 2017 at 9:24am — No Comments

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InfoQ Reading List

Presentation: Dealing with Technical Debt in 2021

The panelists discuss how they identify technical debt, how they make room to invest in paying debt down, and how they approach work to minimize future debt.

By Renato Losio, Vatasha White, Kevin Stewart, Marianne Bellotti, Murali Krishna Ramanathan

Katharine Jarmul on Machine Learning at the Edge

At the recent QCon Plus online conference, Katharine Jarmul gave a talk on federated machine learning titled "Machine Learning at the Edge." She covered several federated ML architectures and use cases, discussed pros and cons of federated ML, and presented tips on how to decide whether federated ML is a good solution for a given problem.

By Anthony Alford

Article: Applying Social Leadership to Enhance Collaboration and Nurture Communities

There are many styles and forms of leadership. In this article we explore social leadership. A form of leadership that has helped to challenge views on what leadership truly is and find out what behaviours can help create collaborative cultures and spaces where learning and meaningful engagement matter the most.

By Sathpal Singh

AWS Announces Custom Lenses Feature for Its Well-Architected Framework

Recently, AWS announced AWS Well-Architected Custom Lenses, a new feature of the AWS Well-Architected Tool. With this new feature, customers can bring their own best practices to complement the existing framework based on their industry, operational plans, and internal processes.

By Steef-Jan Wiggers

How to Work Asynchronously as a Remote-First SRE

The core practices for remote work at Netlify are prioritising asynchronous communication, being intentional about our remote community building, and encouraging colleagues to protect their work-life balance. Sustainable remote work starts with sustainable working hours, which includes making yourself “almost” unreachable with clear boundaries and protocols for out of hours contact.

By Ben Linders

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