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Blockchain can solve tech’s trust issues – Imran Bashir

Why should developers learn blockchain?
The hype around blockchain has now reached fever pitch. Now the Bitcoin bubble has all but burst, it would seem that the tech world - and beyond - is starting to think more creatively about how blockchain can be applied. We've started to see...

“Deep meta reinforcement learning will be the future of AI where we will be so close to achieving artificial general intelligence (AGI)”, Sudharsan Ravichandiran

Reinforcement learning
Mckinsey report predicts that artificial intelligence techniques including deep learning and reinforcement learning have the potential to create between $3.5 trillion and $5.8 trillion in value annually across nine business functions in 19 industries. Reinforcement learning (RL) is an increasingly popular technique for enterprises that...

Honeycomb CEO Charity Majors discusses observability and dealing with “the coming armageddon of complexity” [Interview]

Charity Majors interview
Transparency is underrated in the tech industry. But as software systems grow in complexity and their relationship with the real world becomes increasingly fraught, it nevertheless remains a value worth fighting for. But to effectively fight for it, it’s essential to remember that transparency is...

How Gremlin is making chaos engineering accessible [Interview]

Interview with Gremlin CTO about chaos engineering
Despite considerable hype, chaos engineering doesn’t appear to have yet completely captured the imagination of the wider software engineering world. According to this year’s Skill Up survey, when asked, only 13% of developers said they were excited about it. But that doesn’t mean we...

Is DevOps experiencing an identity crisis? [Interview]

The definition of DevOps is a hotly disputed topic among amateur practitioners and experienced engineers alike. Ironically, DevOps was actually supposed to bring some order into the messy and chaotic environment of IT software development. In DevOps Paradox, DevOps expert Viktor Farcic talks to fellow...

“Everybody can benefit from adopting Odoo, whether you’re a small start-up or a giant tech company” – An interview with Odoo community hero, Yenthe Van Ginneken

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Odoo is one of the fastest growing open source, business application development software products available. It comes with: Powerful GUI, Performance optimization, Integrated in-app purchase features Fast-growing community to transform and modernize businesses We recently interviewed Yenthe Van Ginneken, an Odoo developer, highly active in...

Kali Linux 2018 for testing and maintaining Windows security – Wolf Halton and Bo Weaver [Interview]

Microsoft Windows is one of the two most common OSes, and managing its security has spawned the discipline of Windows security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares...

Gabriel Baptista on how to build high-performance software architecture systems with C# and .Net Core

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A software architecture refers to the fundamental structure of a software system that serves as a blueprint to manage the system complexity. It is also used to maintain a coordination mechanism among the various components of the software. One of the popular combinations of...

On Adobe InDesign 2020, graphic designing industry direction and more: Iman Ahmed, an Adobe Certified Partner and Instructor [Interview]

Adobe InDesign 2020
Gone are the days when graphic design was solely focused on the obvious graphic elements of a product like its packaging and marketing materials. Today the impact of technology and the digital revolution is huge on how we communicate, the way we work, and...

Luis Weir explains how APIs can power business growth [Interview]

API management is a discipline that has evolved to deliver the processes and tools required to discover, design, implement, use, or operate enterprise-grade APIs. The discipline bisects two distinct communities and deserves the attention of both: developers who build APIs and business and IT...