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Geek Reading July 17, 2016 #1150

This is a special Sunday edition of Geek Reading for one simple reason. I am taking a break from posting Geek Reading for a while. Life and work are always very busy and I am hoping to get back to writing again. Maybe in the near future I will post an original article or opinion, and get back to what I really enjoyed but haven’t had time for lately....

Geek Reading July 15, 2016 #1149

Yesterday was buy a company day! First, Atlassian announced their acquisition of StatusPage. This is yet another step in the DevOps and monitoring direction for Atlassian. Amazon acquired Cloud9, which gives them a development environment in the cloud. Basically, Amazon does not want to give you a reason to not use their services. In the not quite an...

Geek Reading July 14, 2016 #1148

GitHub Engineering starts our day with their post about mitigating a SYN flood. Overall, it is an interesting post and a cool look at how some companies deal with this type of attack. The Amazon AWS blog talks about scaling vulnerability testing with Amazon Inspector. Inspector is a new tool, so any details on how to use it are definitely helpful. CodingVC...

Geek Reading July 13, 2016 #1147

Kubernetes starts our day with a post about Minikube, their way to run Kubernetes locally. It is not entirely standalone since it requires VirtualBox, but at least it is a step in the right direction. At the morning paper we get an excellent introduction into Goods, Google’s tool for organizing datasets. This is one of those products that only appears...

Geek Reading July 12, 2016 #1146

Radical UX starts our day with a look at nine nasty UX truths. These are some excellent pieces of advice, with my favorite being “color is meaningless”. Color can be used to differentiate ideas in a UI, but overall it does seem like nobody cares otherwise. At Ayende @ Rahien, we continue the database internals series with the communication protocol....

Geek Reading July 11, 2016 #1145

Krebs on Security starts our week with an update on the Wendy’s data breach. They are up to over 1000 stores affected. Brian de Heus shows us how to hide a payload in a PNG using Python. At Machine Learning Mastery, they give us some ideas on how to deal with missing values in machine learning data. As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate...

Geek Reading July 8, 2016 #1144

The Google Security Blog starts our day as they talk about experimenting with post-quantum cryptography. Most of us do not need to worry about the details of this, but just be glad that some very smart people are doing something. Ayende @ Rahien continues the database internals series with two more posts on the performance of writing data to files....

Geek Reading July 7, 2016 #1143

It was another slow news day, but there is always something interesting to read. First, High Scalability gives us an interesting post on Machine Learning Driven Programming. This is really a post on the directions that companies like Google and Facebook are going, with deep learning replacing whole subsystems. At Ayende @ Rahien, we get the continuation...

Geek Reading July 6, 2016 #1142

It was another slow news day but there is still plenty of good reading. On Java Code Geeks, we get a good post on using TF-IDF in practice. This is one of the main indexing methods behind libraries like Lucene, so if you are interested in document searches or indexing in general, it is a good article to check out. MIT Technology Review gives us a good...

Geek Reading July 5, 2016 #1141

As I slowly get back from vacation, I am just posting the links for today. Things should return to normal tomorrow. As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites. Startups, Career and Process How to train your Agile | Dan North Mission Driven Founders | AVC The Corrosive Nature of Over-Introducers | Both...

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