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Listen: Herman Fung explains what its like to manage programmers and software engineers [Podcast]

Management is a discipline that isn't short of coverage. In fact, it's probably fair to say that the world throws too much attention its way. This only serves to muddy the waters of management principles and make it hard to determine what really matters....

Five reasons to begin a Packt subscription

The Packt library provides you with all the tools you need to stay relevant in tech, whether you’re looking to brush up your PHP skills or take advantage of our learning paths to start from scratch. Here’s our top five reasons to begin a...

DevSecOps and the shift left in security: how Semmle is supporting software developers [Podcast]

Software security has been 'shifting left' in recent years. Thanks to movements like Agile and Dev(Sec)Ops, software developers are finding that they have to take more responsibility for the security of their code. By moving performance and security testing earlier in the development lifecycle...

“The Vue.js community is one of Vue’s biggest selling points” – Marina Mosti on Vue and JavaScript in 2019 [Interview]

Vue occupies an interesting position in the triumvirate of frontend JavaScript frameworks. Not hyped to the extent that React is, and not as established as Angular, it’s spent the last couple of years quietly minding its business and building an engaged and enthusiastic community...

Fastly SVP, Adam Denenberg on Fastly’s new edge resources, edge computing, fog computing, and more

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Last month, Fastly, a provider of an edge cloud platform, introduced a collection of resources to help developers learn the ins and outs of popular cloud solutions. The collection consists of step-by-step tutorials and ready-to-deploy code that developers can customize, and deploy to their...

Prof. Rowel Atienza discusses the intuition behind deep learning, advances in GANs & techniques to create cutting-edge AI models

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In recent years, deep learning has made unprecedented progress in vision, speech, natural language processing and understanding, and other areas of data science. Developments in deep learning techniques, including GANs, variational autoencoders and deep reinforcement learning, are creating impressive AI results. For example, DeepMind's...

Cybersecurity researcher “Elliot Alderson” talks Trump and Facebook, Google and Huawei, and teaching kids online privacy [Podcast]

For anyone that's watched Bad Robot, the name Elliot Alderson will sound familiar. However, we're not talking about Rami Malek's hacker alter ego - instead, the name has been adopted as an alias by a real-life white-hat hacker who has been digging into the...

Kong CTO Marco Palladino on how the platform is paving the way for microservices adoption [Interview]

“The service control platform is the next-gen of traditional API management,” Kong CTO and co-founder Marco Palladino tells me. “It’s not about APIs any more, it’s about services.” This shift in the industry is what makes Kong so interesting. It’s one of the reasons I...

Fastly CTO Tyler McMullen on Lucet and the future of WebAssembly and Rust [Interview]

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Around this time in 2015, W3C introduced WebAssembly, a small binary format that promises to bring near-native performance to the web. Since then it has been well received by web developers, with some going as far as to say that the "death of JavaScript...

“Developers don’t belong on a pedestal, they’re doing a job like everyone else” – April Wensel on toxic tech culture and Compassionate Coding [Interview]

It’s well known that there’s a toxic element to tech culture. And although it isn’t new, it has nevertheless surfaced and become more visible thanks to the increasing maturity of the platforms that are today shaping public discourse. As those platforms empower new voices to...