Interview with Viktor Farcic, Senior Consultant at CloudBees

Checklist: Why are microservices important for you?

No software architect can resist the temptation to talk about their experience with microservices. We launched an interview series with experts who talked about the benefits and challenges of microservices, when people should not use them and what impact they have on an organization. Our first interviewee is Viktor Farcic, Senior Consultant at CloudBees.

Diving deep into Machine Learning

Apache Mahout — People familiar with R will have a leg up

Machine learning may sound futuristic, but its not. Speech recognition systems such as Cortana or Search in e-commerce systems have already showed us the benefits and challenges that go hand in hand with these systems. In our machine learning series we will introduce you to several tools that make all this possible. Fourth stop: Apache Mahout.

Can the bot mania disrupt the app economy?

Bots vs apps: Is the bot mania real?

The app economy has matured, but the number of apps that play in the big leagues continues to shrink. The rule “evolve or die” has been tailored to meet our digital expectations. Bots, however, don’t need to bend the rules to attract users. Here is why we have a bit mania on our hands.

Interview with Paolo Tasca, Director at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London

[Bit]coin flipping: The traditional banking sector is much more “intrusive” than Bitcoin

The Bitcoin economy has gone from an early prototype stage to a second one characterized by gambling and black markets and finally to a third stage which steers away from “sin” and toward legitimate enterprises. This is the conclusion of a research paper titled “The Evolution of the Bitcoin Economy: Extracting and Analyzing the Network of Payment Relationships.”

Not every product can be built in-house

The benefits of outsourcing web app development

The reasons are simple — hiring the best developers in-house may not be a good decision for your budget or they just don’t want to work for startup or companies without tradition. Maybe you don’t have sufficient resources to build the core parts of your product. Your in-house team struggles to stay innovative as they focus on operating and growing your existing assets.