The Practical Dev auf Twitter: “Chapter 1: Databases with cool-sounding names”

There is always that one guy in the development department, that knows that one database that’s the coolest|smartest|sexiest technology on planet earth. It scales, has best read and write performance and lowest latency and whatever. For an use case of 2000 rows.

The practical dev nails it:

Update: Apache Cassandra – WAT – Cassandra: Row level consistency #$@&%*!

Symantec will Sicherheitsanbieter Lifelock übernehmen

Digitalisierung verlagert vieles Alltägliche ins Internet, und die Unsicherheit um den Umgang mit dieser neuen Situation wird von Sicherheitsfirmen schon lange ausgenutzt. Nun will Symantec offenbar Schutz vor Identitätsdiebstahl anbieten und dazu einen umstrittenen Anbieter übernehmen:

2,3 Milliarden US-Dollar will Symantec zahlen, um sich mit einem Anbieter für Schutz vor Identitätsdiebstahl zu verstärken. Die Firma namens Lifelock musste aber schon zwei Millionenstrafen wegen nicht gehaltener Werbeversprechen zahlen.

via: Symantec will umstrittenen Sicherheitsanbieter Lifelock schlucken | heise online


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where you need to solve
small tasks, e.g. let a program draw a square, in your browser. Through writing assebly. Since I wrote quite a bit assembly throughout my career, I thought this is interesting. Still, I failed at level one. Mostly because of impatience.

Source: BOX-256 – Tiny game about writing assembly to pass the graphics tests.

Go best practices

Peter Bourgon has some experience with go, and he shares this on his website. Go is a language developed at Google 2007 and released to the public in 2009. In first place, this is fairly unrelated, but we’re currently evaluating go as a language for an IoT project, which makes it fit the topic of this blog.

Even though go does a great job providing a newbie with an environment to get started, there are experiences you can avoid making, listening to somebody that did it before.

via: Go best practices, six years in

Revolv Smart Home Service being shut down

Remember the Revolv home automation hub? Probably not. The device was released in late 2013, and while fantastic, it largely flew under the radar before Google’s Nest division bought the company,…

Well, neither do I remember the Revolv devices, and they’re apparently out of sale since they were acquired by Nest/Google. Now that their cloud service is being shut down, they make a good point for open standards though. Without the possibility to operate them further and their manufacturer out of business, the hardware will only be good as a doorstop starting May this year.

via: TechCrunch

Is cloud computing truly, truly disruptive?

“Disruption” is one of those words that has been overused, being applied to every little product or service that comes to market, or every new company that emerges. Cloud computing and digital technologies, for example, are branded by many as “disruptive.” New services and business models sweeping through markets, such as Uber and Airbnb, are […]

Turns out, no, the cloud itself ain’t disruptive. But the availability of on-demand computing resources enables businesses to come up with ideas more easily and the service based approach disrupts businesses.
via: Is cloud computing truly, truly disruptive?