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A new tech ecosystem

The need for advanced systems engineers

Our expectation of latency for the delivery of content has dropped from hours or minutes to seconds. We, as customers, also don’t care about the infrastructure or the complexity of the systems required to deliver this: we just want to binge watch the new season of Making a Murderer. Each iteration of this evolution has required the technology, systems, and skills we need to build and manage that technology to change. So, what do we need to know now that we didn’t before?

Beneath the clouds

Beyond Cloud: Public Cloud, yes or no?

“Public Cloud: yes or no?” – a question radically outpaced by the train of technology. More and more companies are looking into the advantages and disadvantages of a public cloud infrastructure. There is no doubt that the public cloud has its advantages. Its elasticity, high vertical integration, and global distribution are ideal for certain applications. However, very few applications really need this, and it’s worth taking a closer look.

Interview with Dan Middleton, chair of the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee

“For blockchain to be really successful, we have to understand where and why to deploy it”

Blockchain is on everyone’s lips these days but, as we learned during the recent Blockchain Technology Conference, before choosing blockchain, you have to ask yourself one question: Do I really need it? We caught up with Dan Middleton, chair of the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee to discuss blockchain’s technical challenges, the dos and don’ts and what fascinates him about this technology.

Interview with Michał Zieliński, co-founder of Craftchain | Blockchain Technology Conference 2018

“Most decentralized applications are not user-friendly. We need to create applications that are accessible to everyone”

Blockchain is on its way to becoming a mainstream technology. However, the problem is that we are so focused on the creation of a blockchain application that we completely ignore the importance of how blockchain-based applications should look like when presented to the consumer. Michał Zieliński sets the record straight.

Profile: Pamela Prosperi, team lead for emulators and simulators at Sauce Labs

How to succeed in tech: Sauce Labs’ Pamela Prosperi gives her tips

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Last year, 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 Pamela Prosperi, team lead for emulators and simulators at Sauce Labs.

How small can you Go?

Golang made teeny-tiny: Go compiler for microcontrollers

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Can you use Go on a microcontroller or small system? Don’t answer before you see what TinyGo can do. It’s unconventional, it’s small, it pushes the boundaries of Golang. See what this project is and how you can help it reach its future goals.

Spin me right round

Music while coding? Science says pump up the jams

Need some help entering the zone? Listening to music while programming is scientifically proven to help out productivity and raise happiness. What are programmers listening to while they work, and what do you tune into?