A pod is the smallest unit in Kubernetes. It is a container for containers that are running in a shared context like the same host, same IP etc. The status of the containers can be checked by so called probes. The respective results are then aggregated to the status of a pod by Kubernetes. A probe is a diagnosis that is made regularly by the Kubelet on a running container. To perform this diagnosis, the Kubelet calls an endpoint implemented by the container process or executes a binary in a container. The Kubelet can perform and react to three types of probes: Readiness, Liveness and Startup.
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Eclipse Theia is an open source code editor that runs both as a desktop application and in the browser. The newly released version Theia 1.0 is referred to as an “open source alternative to VS Code”. We talked to Theia inventor Sven Efftinge about differences and similarities between Theia and VS Code.
The birth of domain-driven design dates back to 2003. Eric Evans’ book “Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software” was a milestone and is still widely read today. The book “Implementing Domain-Driven Design” by Vaughn Vernon has also contributed significantly to the spread of DDD. We talked to Vaughn about the motivation and core ideas behind DDD and its relationship to microservices and reactive architectures.
Saving lives with deep learning, creating smarter chatbots and more: 10 takeaways from ML Conference 2019
ML Conference 2019 had lots of exciting talks and insights to offer. How can we make chatbots smarter and provide machines with abilities such as ethical values or emotional intelligence—and how can deep learning help save lives? We’ve collected 10 takeaways to share some highlights of our Berlin conference.
R2DBC 0.8 is now generally available. R2DBC (Reactive Relational Database Connectivity) is an open initiative that connects reactive programming with SQL databases. The R2DBC working group worked for almost two years before releasing its first version of the specification. Read about the motivation behind R2DBC and its current state.
We caught up with Red Hat’s Alex Soto at JAX London and spoke to him about Quarkus and his conference session, “Java Particle Acceleration using Quarkus”. Watch the interview and find out about Quarkus, the Supersonic Subatomic Java.
Speech assistants are becoming increasingly popular not only in the entertainment and gaming sectors. Other industries are also facing a voice revolution, such as the hospitality industry. Gurvinder Singh is a hotel entrepreneur who has been using language technology as an early adopter for many years. In an interview, he talks about his experiences and gives insights into what makes a voice assistant successful.
Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Danuta Florczyk, Founder and CEO of tectumedia.
Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Meghan Jordan, Product Manager at Datadog.
“With the 6-month release cycle, the overall rate of change is higher than ever before”, says Simon Ritter in an interview with JAXenter. The deputy CTO of Azul Systems looks at the recently developed features and explains which direction Java is currently developing.
Voice technologies are often caught between the user’s expectations of a truly personal assistant and the user’s desire for privacy and anonymity. We talked to Jeremy Wilken, moderator of the Design for Voice podcast and speaker at the upcoming VoiceCon Berlin, about a way to reconcile these expectations.
In addition to the short and long-term support releases of Java, there is now a third variant. Azul Systems has introduced the Medium Term Support (MTS) for its Java distributions. What is it all about?