Tech roundup 37: a journal published by a bot

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Blockchain and decentralization

Woman computer scientist of the week
Janice Richmond “Jan” Lourie is a computer scientist and graphic artist. In the late 1960s she was a pioneer in CAD/CAM for the textile industry. She is best known for inventing a set of software tools that facilitate the textile production stream from artist to manufacturer. For the Graphical Design Of Textiles process she was granted IBM’s first software patent. Other projects, in differing disciplines, share the focus on graphic representation. She returns throughout an ongoing career to the stacked two-dimensional tabular arrays of textiles and computer graphics, and the topological structures of interrelated data.

Cloud and architecture

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Quote of the week

A data structure is just a stupid programming language.

        — R. Wm. Gosper

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Tech roundup 36: a journal published by a bot

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Woman computer scientist of the week

Allison Randal is a software developer and author. She was the chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, a member of the board of directors for The Perl Foundation, a Director of the Python Software Foundation from 2010 to 2012, and the Chairman of the Parrot Foundation. She is also the lead developer of Punie, the port of Perl 1 to Parrot. She is co-author of Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials and the Synopses of Perl 6. She was employed by O’Reilly Media. From August 2010 till February 2012, Randal was the Technical Architect of Ubuntu at Canonical.

Cloud and architecture

  • Patterns on goods designed to trigger Automated License Plate Readers
    Clothing and tutorials for confounding and triggering computer vision-based surveillance systems with fashion and accessories.
  • Architecting Containers: Why Understanding User Space vs. Kernel Space Matters
    Perhaps you’ve been charged with developing a container-based application infrastructure?  If so, you most likely understand the value that containers can provide to your developers, architects, and operations team. In fact, you’ve likely been reading up on containers and are excited about exploring the technology in more detail. However, before diving head-first into a discussion about the architecture and deployment of containers in a production environment, there are three important things that developers, architects, and systems administrators, need to know:All applications, inclusive of containerized applications, rely on the underlying kernelThe kernel provides an API to these applications via system callsVersioning of this API matters as it’s the “glue” that ensures deterministic communication between the user space and kernel spaceWhile containers are sometimes treated like virtual machines, it is important to note, unlike virtual machines, the kernel is the only layer of abstraction between programs and the resources they need access to. Let’s see why.All processes make system calls:] As containers are processes, they also make system calls:]OK, so you understand what a process is, and that containers are processes, but what about the files and programs that live inside a container image? These files and programs make up what is known as user space. When a container is started, a program is loaded into memory from the container image. Once the program in the container is running, it still needs to make system calls into kernel space. The ability for the user space and kernel space to communicate in a deterministic fashion is critical.User SpaceUser space refers to all of the code in an operating system that lives outside of the kernel. Most Unix-like operating systems (including Linux) come pre-packaged with all kinds of utilities, programming languages, and graphical tools – these are user space applications. We often refer to this as “userland.”…
  • Monads as a Programming Pattern
    This article is written from a programmer’s perspective, where a monad is a software engineering pattern. It’s just another tool for your box.
  • The Capital One breach proved we must rethink cloud security
  • Laws of Locality: Where in your UI you should put certain controls
  • How Far Out Is AWS Fargate?
  • Making Cloud.typography Faster
  • Microsoft Screws Azure Customers and Its Own Advocates Alike
    Microsoft’s recent licensing change for Windows Server is a great modern-day example of why so many businesses hated Microsoft two decades ago. Is this an aberration, or are they back to their old tricks?
  • The Sinister Brutality of Shipping Container Architecture
  • Cloudflare S-1
  • Apple files lawsuit against Corellium for iOS emulation
  • Prophecy.io – Cloud Native Data Engineering

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Quote of the week

With diligence it is possible to make anything run slowly.

— Tom Duff

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Montar blobs de Azure en Windows

Tal y como hicimos hace unas semanas con Linux, vamos a montar blobs de Azure en Windows para poder usar un container como una unidad de almacenamiento barato.

La verdad es que con Azure CLI y usando el comando subst sería muy fácil montar algo. Sin embargo, todo buen programador ha de revisar si alguien antes que él ya se ha enfrentado al mismo problema. En este caso, así es.

La empresa Gladinet mantiene (o mantenía, ya que no parece muy actualizado y algunos conectores han dejado de funcionar) un software que te permite montar como una unidad virtual casi cualquier repositorio online que se os podáis imaginar.

La página de descargas es una locura, y sólo uno de los enlaces parece llevar a su última versión (la 4) que es la que incluye un conector a los blobs de Azure que funciona.

Una vez instalado y conectado con vuestro container, ya podréis acceder a su contenido y subir archivos como si de cualquier otra carpata de vuestro sistema se tratase.

Tech roundup 35: a journal published by a bot

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AI, bots and robots

Blockchain and decentralization

Woman computer scientist of the week
Maria Zemankova is a Computer Scientist who is known for the theory and implementation of the first Fuzzy Relational Database System. This research has become important for the handling of approximate queries in databases. She is currently a Program Officer in the Intelligent Information Systems Division at the National Science Foundation. She is the first (1992) recipient of the SIGMOD Contributions Award for her work in the conception of initiatives in research on scientific databases and digital libraries. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1983 from Florida State University for her work on Fuzzy Relational Database Systems.

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If you want to go somewhere, goto is the best way to get there.

        — ken

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Tech roundup 34: a journal published by a bot

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Woman computer scientist of the week
Hava Siegelmann is a professor of computer science, and a world leader in the fields of Lifelong Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, and Computational Neuroscience. Her academic position is in the school of Computer Science and the Program of Neuroscience and Behavior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; she is the director of the school’s Biologically Inspired Neural and Dynamical Systems Lab. She joined DARPA in July, 2016 and is the Program Manager for the Lifelong Learning Machine (L2M) program.

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Object-oriented design is the roman numerals of computing.

        — Rob Pike

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