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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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Who Contributes to the Linux Kernel?

While many people tend to think of open source projects as being developed by passionate volunteers, the Linux kernel is mostly developed by people who are paid by their employers to contribute. According to The Linux Foundation, since 2005, “some 14,000 individual developers from over 1,300...
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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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Public Cloud on the Rise While Private Cloud Usage Declines

The use of public clouds has nearly doubled to 57 percent from 30 percent since 2012, while private cloud use has dropped to 40 percent from 52 percent, according to an Interop ITX and InformationWeek survey. Even further, the respondents who use a private cloud estimate a 12 percent drop between...
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17 Essential Skills for Growing Performance Engineers

Performance engineering as a discipline goes back several decades. I’ve heard firsthand accounts of testing and optimization of software from the 1960s. Still, much of what we practice today has built up in the last twenty years or so, since the first generation of commercial performance testing...
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Writing SELinux Modules

SELinux struggles to cast off its image as difficult to maintain and the cause of potential application problems. Yet in recent years, much has changed for the better, especially with regard to usability. For example, modules have replaced its monolithic set of rules. If you want to develop a new...
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Let's Encrypt
We’re incredibly close to a Web that is more encrypted than not, says Josh Aas in this update from the Let’s Encrypt project.

3 Lessons in Web Encryption from Let’s Encrypt

As exciting as 2016 was for encryption on the Web, 2017 seems set to be an even more incredible year. Much of the infrastructure and many of the plans necessary for a 100 percent  encrypted Web really solidified in 2016, and the Web will reap the rewards in 2017. Let’s Encrypt is proud to have been...
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