June 2019 Blog Posts (4)

Wikipedia ::: Swampcast podcast features Brion Vibber, Wikipedia CTO

Here’s a blast from the past. Wikipedia CTO Brion Vibber walks us through the beginnings of Wikipedia. Enjoy! Click here to hear the…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 27, 2019 at 1:29am — No Comments

Pandora::: Swampcast features Pandora CTO Tom Conrad



Here’s one of the most talented CTO’s around to explain the inner workings of Pandora. Click here to…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 26, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

OSCON Free Expo Pass!

‪We're proud to partner with #OSCON in Portland, July 15–18. Want to join in but can't be there for the entire event? Grab a free Expo Plus pass using code EXPOPASS- but hurry, only a limited number of passes are available. https://oreil.ly/2FojuKe

Added by Michael Levin on June 21, 2019 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Some thoughts on licensing from Google's Chris DiBona

Chris DiBona is the director of open source at Google, and he's been taking a big part in the open source and Free software ecosystem for a very long time--not least in his role with Google's Summer of Code. He recently posted on Twitter what he calls "a little rant" about software licensing -- well worth reading the whole (short!) thing. 

Upshot: Be cautious and humble in…

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Added by Timothy Lord on June 2, 2019 at 7:10pm — No Comments

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Presentation: Quarkus

Sanne Grinovero shows Quarkus in action, and explains how it works. Grinovero demonstrates what Quarkus can do by leveraging high density deployments via GraalVM native images or by targeting the traditional JVM.

By Sanne Grinovero

Microfrontends at Vonage - Yoav Yanovski at Vue.JS Amsterdam

Yoav Yanovski, senior technical manager at Vonage, recently presented at Vue.js Amsterdam 2020 the rationale behind moving from a monolithic front-end towards a micro-front-end architecture. Yanovski also detailed micro-front-end’s architectural options, the tradeoffs involved in each option, and the choices made at Vonage.

By Bruno Couriol

Presentation: Introducing and Scaling a GraphQL BFF

Michelle Garrett talks about the journey of introducing and then scaling a GraphQL BFF to serve multiple applications. She covers the benefits of the Backend For Frontend pattern and why it's a popular way to introduce GraphQL. She talks about how to remain agile and support a production application throughout this process.

By Michelle Garrett

Article: Elm in Action - Book Review and Q&A with Richard Feldman

The book Elm in Action by Richard Feldman provides a gentle, thorough introduction to Elm for web developers, and walk them through the creation of a full-featured photo-browsing application. Elm is a purely functional language for creating web applications. Elm touts the absence of runtime errors, a sound type system with strong type inference and delightful developer experience.

By Richard Feldman, Bruno Couriol

New H.266 Video Coding Standard Claimed 50% More Efficient Than H.265

Versatile Video Coding, also known as H.266, MPEG-I Part 3, and Future Video Coding (FVC), is the successor to H.265 and promises to reduce data requirements by 50% while keeping the same level of visual quality as its predecessor.

By Sergio De Simone

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