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Google DeepMind Makes AI Training Platform Publicly Available

Alphabet Inc.’s artificial intelligence division Google DeepMind is making the maze-like game platform it uses for many of its experiments available to other researchers and the general public. DeepMind is putting the entire source code for its training environment -- which it previously called...
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Linux Kernel 4.9 Slated for December 11 Release As Linus Torvalds Outs RC8

According to Linus Torvalds, work on Linux kernel 4.9 is almost finished, and while things have not been so bad during its entire development cycle, the need for an eighth Release Candidate was imperative to ensure everything is well-tested and polished before the Linux 4.9 kernel series gets...
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Canonical Log Lines

A lightweight and stack agnostic operational technique for easy visibility into production systems. Over the next few weeks I want to post a few articles about some of my favorite operational tricks that I’ve seen while working at Stripe. The first, and easily my favorite, is the canonical log line...
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Hype Driven Development, from Frameworks to Microservices

Last week Marek Kirejczyk‘s essay on Medium about the dangers of hype driven development, which he described as “how teams bring doom on themselves,” triggered a massive online discussion about what’s driving today’s technology decisions. In a nutshell, hype driven development (HDD for short) has...
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10 Open Source Tools for Your Sysadmin Toolbox

Sysadmins, no matter what platforms they work on, are awash in great open source software tools. In this article, we highlight well-knownand not-so-well-knowntools that have released new versions in 2016. ... Vim Just because the Windows/Linux battle has been laid to rest, that doesn't mean the...
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How Should You Put Soft Skills on a Technical Resume?

I was in Google Docs collaborating on a resume for a Resume Raiders client the other day when a comment popped up regarding soft skills. The client was a highly accomplished mobile developer with many years of experience, and he wanted to be sure that his "abilities to communicate with clients,...
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Monitoring Software: The Market Lines Are Blurry

Who is the market leader in IT monitoring? You won’t find the answer to that question in this article. With a wide range of functionality being offered for multiple audiences, our priority is to provide clarity about who wants what. The New Stack is seeing two contradictory patterns. Many companies...
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Atlassian: “DevOps Is the New Normal”

“DevOps isn’t any single person’s job — it’s everyone’s job.” What does DevOps mean for Atlassian and what shapes the company culture? How do departments support DevOps and what are the usual DevOps aspects that aren’t part of the company values? We invited Ian Buchanan, Developer Advocate,...
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Blue-Green Deployments for Serverless Powered Applications on AWS

First described by Martin Fowler back in 2010, blue-green deployment is a release technique that reduces downtime and risk by running two identical production environments called Blue and Green. Fast-forwarding to 2013, Danilo Sato from ThoughtWorks published on their blog a very insightful article...
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What's New in OpenStack in 2016: A Look at the Newton Release

OpenStack is on a six-month release cycle, with each release given a code name starting with consecutive letters of the alphabet. On October 7th, OpenStack Newton was released. Let's look at a few highlights from OpenStack's 2016 Newton release. In addition to the usual enormous number of...
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