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: Concurrency in Go

Dom Davis looks at how Go handles concurrency, and how goroutines and channels can be utilized to create complex concurrent patterns.

By Dom Davis

Google, Microsoft, GitHub, and Others Join the Open Source Security Foundation

Supported by The Linux Foundation, the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) aims to create a cross-industry forum for a collaborative effort to improve open source software security. The list of initial members includes Google, Microsoft, GitHub, IBM, Red Hat, and more.

By Sergio De Simone

Presentation: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Making Teams Perform Better

Victoria Puscas talks about how a team of engineers and data scientists worked together for a year and became high performing by embracing change, improving day to day practices, breaking the walls between disciplines and overcoming many communication (and other!) challenges together.

By Victoria Puscas

KubeCon EU, CNCF Community, and the Role of the Cloud during the Pandemic: Q&A with Priyanka Sharma

InfoQ caught up with newly appointed GM of CNCF, Priyanka Sharma, regarding the role of the cloud, open source and the work of the foundation for the current unprecedented times and going forward.

By Rags Srinivas

Article: Build Your Own PaaS with Crossplane: Kubernetes, OAM, and Core Workflows

InfoQ recently sat down with Bassam Tabbara, founder and CEO of Upbound, and discussed building application platforms that span multiple cloud vendors and on-premise infrastructure. Crossplane is an open source cloud control plane that enables engineers to manage any infrastructure or cloud services directly from Kubernetes.

By Daniel Bryant

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