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TensorFlow.js: Machine Learning for the Web and Beyond

TensorFlow.js: machine learning for the web and beyond Smilkov et al., SysML’19 If machine learning and ML models are to pervade all of our applications and systems, then they’d better go to where the applications are rather than the other way round. Increasingly, that means JavaScript – both in...
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Get Started with Budgie Desktop, a Linux Environment

Configure your desktop as you want with Budgie, the 18th in our series on open source tools that will make you more productive in 2019. Budgie Desktop There are many, many desktop environments for Linux. From the easy to use and graphically stunning GNOME desktop (default on most major Linux...
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What Lies Ahead for Python, Java, Go, C#, Kotlin, and Rust

As we enter 2019, we asked some of our O’Reilly authors and training course instructors for their thoughts on what’s in store for established players and fast-growing languages. Python Python's incredible growth over the past decade shows no signs of slowing. In addition to maintaining its position...
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Remote Code Execution in apt/apt-get

tl;dr I found a vulnerability in apt that allows a network man-in-the-middle (or a malicious package mirror) to execute arbitrary code as root on a machine installing any package. The bug has been fixed in the latest versions of apt. If you’re worried about being exploited during the update process...
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How Companies Are Building Sustainable AI and ML Initiatives

In 2017, we published “How Companies Are Putting AI to Work Through Deep Learning,” a report based on a survey we ran aiming to help leaders better understand how organizations are applying AI through deep learning. We found companies were planning to use deep learning over the next 12-18 months....
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9 Trends to Watch in Systems Engineering and Operations

If your job or business relies on systems engineering and operations, be sure to keep an eye on the following trends in the months ahead. AIOps Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) will allow for improved software delivery pipelines in 2019. This practice incorporates machine learning...
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Finding Equilibrium in Post-Kubernetes Open-Source Computing

As Kubernetes is leveraged as the foundation for an increasing number of critical enterprise technologies and enables the new industry standard of hybrid cloud, open-source participants are reckoning with both the challenge and opportunity of working within a new collaborative digital economy. “The...
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Bash's Built-in printf Function

Even if you're already familiar with the printf command, if you got your information via "man printf" you may be missing a couple of useful features that are provided by bash's built-in version of the standard printf(1) command. If you didn't know bash had its own version of printf, then you didn't...
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7 Reliability Questions Engineering Managers Need to Ask Their Teams

Modern software teams face no shortage of edge cases and variations across the service categories and tiers of their ever-evolving architectures. In the midst of leading a team through the day-to-day firefighting, it can be difficult to see the forest for the trees. But as managers, we know our...
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Deep Learning 101 — Role of Deep Learning in Artificial Intelligence

It is important to understand some basic concepts of AI, ML and Deep Learning to get a better sense of What they do and How they can be useful. Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like human. Machine...
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