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Four short links: 17 June 2019

O'Reilly Radar - Mon, 2019/06/17 - 03:45

Multiverse Databases, Detecting Photoshopping, Simulation Platform, and Tail-Call Optimization: The Musical

  1. Towards Multiverse Databases (Morning Paper) -- The central idea behind multiverse databases is to push the data access and privacy rules into the database itself. The database takes on responsibility for authorization and transformation, and the application retains responsibility only for authentication and correct delegation of the authenticated principal on a database call. Such a design rules out an entire class of application errors, protecting private data from accidentally leaking.
  2. Detecting Photoshopped Fakes (Verge) -- Adobe worked with Berkeley researchers to develop software that can spot Photoshopping in an image. (via BoingBoing).
  3. Open Sourcing AI Habitat (Facebook) -- a new simulation platform created by Facebook AI that’s designed to train embodied agents (such as virtual robots) in photo-realistic 3D environments. [...] To illustrate the benefits of this new platform, we’re also sharing Replica, a data set of hyperrealistic 3D reconstructions of a staged apartment, retail store, and other indoor spaces.
  4. Tail-Call Optimization: The Musical (YouTube) -- you're welcome.

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From the trenches with Rebecca Parsons

O'Reilly Radar - Fri, 2019/06/14 - 14:30

Rebecca Parsons shares the story of her career path and her work as an architect.

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Choices of scale

O'Reilly Radar - Fri, 2019/06/14 - 14:30

Michael Feathers explores various scaling strategies in light of research about human cognition and systems cohesion.

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Prioritizing technical debt as if time and money mattered

O'Reilly Radar - Fri, 2019/06/14 - 14:30

Adam Tornhill offers a new perspective on software development that will change how you view code.

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Four short links: 14 June 2019

O'Reilly Radar - Fri, 2019/06/14 - 04:10

Information Operations, Game Creator, History Lessons, and Physical Pen Testing

  1. Information Operations on Twitter: Principles, Process, and Disclosure (Twitter) -- We believe that people and organizations with the advantages of institutional power and which consciously abuse our service are not advancing healthy discourse but are actively working to undermine it. By making this data open and accessible, we seek to empower researchers, journalists, governments, and members of the public to deepen their understanding of critical issues impacting the integrity of public conversation online, particularly around elections. This transparency is core to our mission. Twitter is leading in this area; it's great to see. I hope this makes others lift their game.
  2. Create 3D Games with Friends, No Experience Required (Google) -- Our prototype is called Game Builder, and it is free on Steam for PC and Mac.
  3. Five Lessons from History -- all are relevant to business as well as to wider politics: People suffering from sudden, unexpected hardship are likely to adopt views they previously thought unthinkable. Reversion to the mean occurs because people persuasive enough to make something grow don’t have the kind of personalities that allow them to stop before pushing too far. Unsustainable things can last longer than you anticipate. Progress happens too slowly for people to notice; setbacks happen too fast for people to ignore. Wounds heal; scars last.
  4. I'll Let Myself In: Tactics of Physical Pen Testers (YouTube) -- As head of a Physical Penetration team, however, my deliverable day tends to be quite different. With faces agog, executives routinely watch me describe (or show video) of their doors and cabinets popping open in seconds. This presentation will highlight some of the most exciting and shocking methods by which my team and I routinely let ourselves in on physical jobs.

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The cloud native elephant in the room

O'Reilly Radar - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 13:00

Bob Quillin outlines how the cloud native community can reduce complexity, be more inclusive to all teams, and create a more open, multicloud future.

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Cultivating production excellence

O'Reilly Radar - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 13:00

Liz Fong-Jones says management of complex distributed systems requires changing who's involved in production, how they collaborate, and how success is measured.

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Kubernetes for the impatient

O'Reilly Radar - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 13:00

Bridget Kromhout looks over the cloud native landscape and talks about what’s new, what’s next, and what you need to get started with Kubernetes right now.

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Infrastructure first: Because solving complex problems needs more than technology

O'Reilly Radar - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 13:00

Drawing from technology, finance, sports, social psychology, and complexity theory, Everett Harper looks at the key practices that are crucial for solving our most critical challenges.

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How do we heal?

O'Reilly Radar - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 13:00

Drawing inspiration from restorative justice practices and her own journey of healing, Alex Qin offers a hopeful vision for how we can come together and co-create the world we yearn for.

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Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in San Jose 2019

O'Reilly Radar - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 10:20

Experts explore software architecture security, design heuristics, Next Architecture, and more.

Experts from across the software architecture world are coming together in San Jose for the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference. Below you'll find links to highlights from the event.

Security and deception: Lessons from a professional liar

Michael Carducci takes an entertaining look at why humans are so easy to fool, and he explores what we can do to overcome our weaknesses and build more secure software.

Cultivate your personal design heuristics

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock explores how you can grow as a designer by becoming conscious of your heuristics.

Architect as storyteller

Nathaniel Schutta explains why an architect’s job is to be a storyteller.

Next Architecture

Chris Guzikowski discusses the convergence of microservices, cloud, containers, and orchestration that points toward the rise of a Next Architecture.

Choices of scale

Michael Feathers explores various scaling strategies in light of research about human cognition and systems cohesion.

Prioritizing technical debt as if time and money mattered

Adam Tornhill offers a new perspective on software development that will change how you view code.

From the trenches with Rebecca Parsons

Rebecca Parsons shares the story of her career path and her work as an architect.

Continue reading Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in San Jose 2019.

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Cultivate your personal design heuristics

O'Reilly Radar - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 10:15

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock explores how you can grow as a designer by becoming conscious of your heuristics.

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Architect as storyteller

O'Reilly Radar - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 10:15

Nathaniel Schutta explains why an architect’s job is to be a storyteller.

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Next Architecture

O'Reilly Radar - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 10:15

Chris Guzikowski discusses the convergence of microservices, cloud, containers, and orchestration that points toward the rise of a Next Architecture.

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Security and deception: Lessons from a professional liar

O'Reilly Radar - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 10:15

Michael Carducci takes an entertaining look at why humans are so easy to fool, and he explores what we can do to overcome our weaknesses and build more secure software.

Continue reading Security and deception: Lessons from a professional liar.

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Four short links: 13 June 2019

O'Reilly Radar - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 05:55

Audio GIF, OneMetric, Percolator and Spanner, and Knitting Data

  1. Audio GIF -- An Audio GIF stores audio inside a standards compliant GIF image.
  2. OneMetric -- Understand, share, and improve the numbers that matter to your business.
  3. Implementing Distributed Transactions the Google Way: Percolator vs. Spanner -- Multiple open source ACID-compliant distributed databases have started building such transactions by taking inspiration from research papers published by Google. In this post, we dive deeper into Percolator and Spanner, the two Google systems behind those papers, as well as the open source databases they have inspired.
  4. Borough Mayor is Knitting to Prove Men Speak Too Much at Meetings (Montreal Gazette) -- Sue Montgomery, mayor of the Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough, this week announced she is knitting during council meetings to help her concentrate and to demonstrate that men speak more than women at the meetings. Montgomery knits in red when men speak and in green when women do. So far, she has 15 inches of scarf, 80% of it red. I love physical reification of data.

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Scaling teams with technology (or is it the other way around?)

O'Reilly Radar - Wed, 2019/06/12 - 13:00

Chen Goldberg shares how Kubernetes, Istio, GKE, and Anthos can help build distributed systems and happy teams.

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Channel into the universe of eventually perfect distributed systems

O'Reilly Radar - Wed, 2019/06/12 - 13:00

Modern distributed systems are immensely different from distributed systems of just a decade ago. Lena Hall looks at how our approaches and practices progress with time.

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Community projects inform enterprise products

O'Reilly Radar - Wed, 2019/06/12 - 13:00

Lachlan Evenson and Bridget Kromhout discuss the journey to build Gatekeeper, a community-driven approach for enforcing policy on any Kubernetes cluster.

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The SRE I aspire to be

O'Reilly Radar - Wed, 2019/06/12 - 13:00

Yaniv Aknin dives into the secret sauce for a successful SRE organization: high-quality measurements of reliability.

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