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Serverless systems scale really well -- even handling an onslaught from Pokemon Go -- according to Google's Alan Ho speaking at Node.js Interactive.

Serverless Computing Is the Stack Reimagined

Alan Ho's presentation at Node.js Interactive centered on serverless -- a technology he has been working on since he founded InstaOps (acquired by Apigee, which was then acquired by Google) a few years ago. What is Serverless? In Ho's own words, "Serverless computing is the code execution model...
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Who's Cashing in on Containers? Look to the Cloud

Docker-style containers are so hot they’ve broken the scale ETR uses to measure CIO intent to purchase enterprise technology, registering “the strongest buying intention score ever recorded in [its] six-year history.” While that data is more than a year old, more recent analyses peg Docker adoption...
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How to get started with a VPN in Linux

The most popular way to circumvent censorship is with a VPN (Virtual Private Network).  As the name suggests, a virtual network allows you to connect to another server and establish an encrypted tunnel between it and your internet-capable device.  Read more at Tech Radar
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Set Up a Simple CI Pipeline to Build Docker Images for ARM

Recently I did an experiment: Can we build Docker images for ARM on ordinary cloud CI services that only provide Intel CPU’s? The idea was to get rid of self hosted CI build agents that you have to care for. If you want to provide an ARM Docker image for an open source project your task is to build...
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Distributed Fabric: A New Architecture for Container-Based Applications

There’s a palpable sense of excitement in the application development world around container technology. Containers bring a new level of agility and speed to app development, giving developers the ability to break large monolithic apps into small, manageable microservices that can talk to one...
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npm Best Practices - Node.js at Scale

With our new series, called Node.js at Scale, we are creating a collection of articles focusing on the needs of companies with bigger Node.js installations, and developers who already learned the basics of Node. In the first chapter of Node.js at Scale you are going to learn the best practices on...
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Intel's BigDL Deep Learning Framework Snubs GPUs for CPUs

Last week Intel unveiled BigDL, a Spark-powered framework for distributed deep learning, available as an open source project. With most major IT vendors releasing machine learning frameworks, why not the CPU giant, too? What matters most about Intel's project may not be what it offers people...
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Davos 2017: China Unites 25 Countries to Establish Global Blockchain Business Council

...The national representatives provided their progress in blockchain research in detail and reached initial consensus in the fields of global blockchain teaching, business cooperation, standard synergy, and governmental communications on the first conference of GBBC. In industry, the layout of...
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Kubernetes Magic Kingdom
Make some of the magic happen for yourself, said Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White in his talk at CloudNativeCon.

How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes

The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the...
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Moving Persistent Data Out of Redis

Historically, we have used Redis in two ways at GitHub: We used it as an LRU cache to conveniently store the results of expensive computations over data originally persisted in Git repositories or MySQL. We call this transient Redis. We also enabled persistence, which gave us durability guarantees...
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