Jane Elizabeth

Jane Elizabeth
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Blockchain will not eliminate the middleman

Looking beyond the blockchain hype

Blockchain comes in handy if you don’t want to put your trust in a specific third party. It is great if you want the transactions made in the system to be unchangeable but it also adds inefficiency compared to regular databases. It can be slow, cumbersome and it has scaling problems. Blockchain is not perfect.

Building a smarter mousetrap

Antifragile – Better living through chaos

Is it possible to build a better system that doesn’t just survive shocks but actually thrives because of them? Nassim Taleb thinks so. Today, we’re talking about antifragility and what that means for DevOps.

The worst-case scenario survival handbook

How can you prepare for a cyber attack?

Keeping your data secure is more important than ever, but it seems like there’s a new wide-scale data breach every other week. In this article, David Mytton discusses what developers can do to prepare for what’s fast becoming inevitable.

Making sure your IoT devices play nicely together

IoT device abstraction with Eclipse Vorto

Discover Eclipse Vorto, an open-source Internet of Things project that helps compile and manage abstract device descriptions. In this article, Alexander Edelmann explains how to use Vorto to manage and effortlessly integrate IoT devices.

Shut up and take my money!

Top 5 Kickstarter projects every developer should fund

Kickstarter is all about crowd-sourcing awesome products to the world. Today, we’ve looked into their active products to bring you the best tech and developer friendly projects that still need funding, including a robot that can be controlled with your X-box controller, beer that you can brew with an app, and even a device that helps improve your screen slouch posture.

No such thing as a free lunch

Who should fund open source projects?

Open source was originally meant to help us break free from the shackles of proprietary software. But coding and maintaining an open source project is basically a full-time job. Volunteering time and experience means the community thrives, but who benefits from all this unpaid labor? And how do we foot the bill for all of these servers, anyways?

Hold off on hiring robots to replace our chefs

Mastering the art of machine learning cooking

Machine learning is the future. If, of course, we can teach computers to understand the signal from the noise. Neural networks are learning to do amazing things from recognizing images to driving and even coming up with recipes. But maybe we should hold off on hiring robots to replace our chefs.