Gremlin Announces General Availability of Status Checks
1 hour ago, infoq

Gremlin recently announced the general availability of Status Checks. This new feature automatically validates systems that are healthy and ready for running chaos experiments in production. By Aditya Kulkarni...

MySQL Shell Dump & Load part 2: Benchmarks
1 hour ago, mysql

This is part 2 of the blog post series about MySQL Shell Dump & Load: MySQL Shell Dump & Load part 1: Demo! This second part about the new MySQL Shell Dump & Load utilities aims to demonstrate the performance while also comparing it with various other logical dump and load tools available: mysqldump, mysqlpump & mydumper.…...

Design and Web team summary – 4th August 2020
1 hour ago, ubuntu

The web team here at Canonical run two week iterations. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work from this iteration. Meet the team Hi everyone! I’m the Canadian 🇨🇦 on the Web Team here at Canonical. I joined Canonical as a software engineer around 8 years ago and since then have worn […]...

The Road Story of a MyRocks/MariaDB Migration
2 hours ago, percona

This post has been written in collaboration with Nicolas Modalvsky of e-planning. Nicolas and I recently worked together on a tuning engagement involving MyRocks on MariaDB. While it is easy to find online articles and posts about InnoDB performance, finding information about MyRocks tuning is more difficult. Both storage engines are well documented but what […]...

Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF
2 hours ago, smashingmagazine

Every UI component, no matter if it’s an accordion, a hamburger navigation, a data table, or a carousel, brings along its unique challenges. Coming up with a new solution for every problem takes time, and often it’s really not necessary. We can rely on smart design patterns and usability tests, and ask the right questions ahead of time to avoid issues down the line. Meet "Smart Interface Design Checklists", with questions to ask when designing and building any interface component....

Presentation: The What, The Why and Some How of Wardley Mapping - A Conversation with Simon Wardley
3 hours ago, infoq

Simon Wardley, Shane Hastie discuss what Wardley Mapping is, where the ideas came from, how they can be applied in real-life situations. Simon explains the difference between maps and graphs, why maps provide important context based on location and how this provides additional ways to explore meaning in system relationships and interactions. By Simon Wardley, Shane Hastie...

Paul Ramsey: PostGIS and the Geography Type
3 hours ago, postgresql

PostGIS is a "geospatial database" and the "geo" in "geospatial" is an important qualifier: it means that all the coordinates in PostGIS point, lines, and polygons can be located somewhere on the earth. ...

AI Conference Recap: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Others at ACL 2020
3 hours ago, infoq

At the recent Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), research teams from several tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Salesforce presented nearly 200 papers out of a total of 779 on a wide variety of AI topics related to Natural Language Processing (NLP). By Anthony Alford...

New in Telegraf 1.15: Starlark, execd, Go, NGINX, Network Monitoring, Redfish, New Relic, MongoDB and More
4 hours ago, influxdata

Last week we released Telegraf 1.15 with new plugins for network monitoring and a large number of processors to help with your data ingestion. All packages were written in Go 1.14.5. This all couldn’t have been done without the 50+ … New in Telegraf 1.15: Starlark, execd, Go, NGINX, Network Monitoring, Redfish, New Relic, MongoDB and More Read More » The post New in Telegraf 1.15: Starlark, execd, Go, NGINX, Network Monitoring, Redfish, New Relic, MongoDB and More appeared first on InfluxData....

How to Use Starlark with Telegraf
4 hours ago, influxdata

Our Telegraf Starlark Processor Plugin is an exciting new processor in Telegraf 1.15 that gives you the flexibility of performing various operations in Telegraf using the Starlark language. What is Starlark, you ask? Starlark (formerly known as Skylark) is a … How to Use Starlark with Telegraf Read More » The post How to Use Starlark with Telegraf appeared first on InfluxData....

Introducing Certificate Authority Service: Securing Applications with Private CAs and Certificates
4 hours ago, googlecloud

Digital certificates underpin identity and authentication for many networked devices and services. Recently, we’ve seen increased interest in using public key infrastructure (PKI) in DevOps and device management, particularly for IoT devices. But one of the most fundamental problems with PKI remains—it’s hard to set up Certificate Authorities (CA), and even harder to do it reliably at scale. To help, we’re announcing Certificate Authority Service (CAS), now in beta, from Google Cloud—a highly sc...

Achieve least privilege with less effort using IAM Recommender
4 hours ago, googlecloud

As cloud adoption grows, we’re seeing exponential growth in cloud resources. With this we’re also seeing growth in permissions, granted to humans and workloads, to access and change those resources. This introduces potential risks, including the misuse of privileges, that can compromise your organization’s security.To mitigate these risks, ideally every human or workload should only be granted the permissions they need, at the time they need them. This is the security best practice known as “lea...

A better, safer normal: Helping you modernize security in the cloud or in place
4 hours ago, googlecloud

During the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations expected a slowdown in their digital transformation efforts. Instead, we saw many enterprises accelerate their use of cloud-based services to help them manage and address emerging priorities in the new normal, which includes a distributed workforce and new digital strategies. Today, to kick off our Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir Security Week, we’re sharing the latest on some unique and powerful capabilities to help you simpl...

Microsoft Introduces the Azure Well-Architected Framework
5 hours ago, infoq

In a recent blog post, Microsoft introduced the Azure Well-Architected Framework, which provides customers with a set of Azure architecture best practices to help them build and deliver well-designed solutions. By Steef-Jan Wiggers...

Can You Design A Website For The Five Senses?
8 hours ago, smashingmagazine

Maybe it’s the whiff of someone’s perfume. Or a bite of pizza from a new restaurant. Or a song playing over the loudspeakers at the store. But the second it hits, you’re immediately transported to another place, time, or mood. Imagine if your website could evoke this kind of response. Visitors who respond to the sensory stimulation would instantly be in a more positive headspace, which they’d then associate with the site and your brand....

Advantech releases EPC-C301 for machine vision applications with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
9 hours ago, ubuntu

Advantech, a leading global provider of intelligent IoT systems and embedded platforms, is pleased to announce EPC-C301, a compact fanless box PC powered by 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ processor. This system features diverse domain-focused I/O and can operate in broad temperature ranges. EPC-C301 integrates Intel® and Canonical technologies, provides Ubuntu and OpenVINO toolkits, and is […]...

HTTP-based Kafka messaging with Red Hat AMQ Streams
9 hours ago, redhat

Apache Kafka is a rock-solid, super-fast, event streaming backbone that is not only for microservices. It’s an enabler for many use cases, including activity tracking, log aggregation, stream processing, change-data capture, Internet of Things (IoT) telemetry, and more. Red Hat AMQ Streams makes it easy to run and manage Kafka natively on Red Hat OpenShift. […] The post HTTP-based Kafka messaging with Red Hat AMQ Streams appeared first on Red Hat Developer....

Accessible Adaptive Design Systems with Microsoft's New FAST Framework
15 hours ago, infoq

Rob Eisenberg recently introduced the FAST Framework. FAST allows developers to create their own design system and web component libraries by customizing styles and properties. FAST uses an adaptive color system that meets accessibility contrast requirements, supports color theming, and provides perceptually uniform UI across different background colors – with little input from developers. By Bruno Couriol...

Introducing Cloudflare Network Interconnect
18 hours ago, cloudflare

Today we’re excited to announce Cloudflare Network Interconnect (CNI). CNI allows our customers to interconnect branch and HQ locations directly with Cloudflare wherever they are, bringing Cloudflare’s full suite of network functions to their physical network edge....

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