Day: August 31, 2020

Google CAMP helps you modernize your cloud apps

Google has launched a cloud application modernization effort, which the company said leverages its experience in driving application delivery at speed and scale.

Unveiled August 25, the Google Cloud App Modernization Program (CAMP) Is intended to help large enterprises modernize application development and delivery and improve speed.

Facets of Google CAMP include:

  • Solutions, recommendations, and best practices for application modernization. The application lifecycle is covered from writing code to running and securing applications. Practices include driving alignment between developers and operators, lean product development, and technical practices such as implementing loosely coupled architectures and continuous testing.
  • Tailored modernization advice gained
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9 ways to build privacy into your cloud applications

Privacy is one of those nebulous ideas that everyone loves. Delivering it, though, is a job that’s full of nuance and tradeoffs. Turn the dial too far to one side and the databases are useless. Turn it too far in the other direction and everyone is upset about your plan to install camera arrays in their shower to automatically reorder soap.

The good news is that there is a dial to turn. In the early days, everyone assumed that there was just a switch. One position delivered all of the wonderful magic of email, online ordering, and smartphones. The other

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Do developers really care about open source?

FaunaDB founder Evan Weaver has a crazy thought. Even as open source projects like Linux and Kubernetes continue to thrive, he suggests that maybe, just maybe, “As long as you give developers an API that’s open and a cost model that works for them then they don’t care [about open source]. They just don’t want to operate anything.” Cloud, in other words, not code.

It’s a bold thought, and not an unreasonable one. When I floated this idea with a range of industry heavyweights, however, they pushed back for a number of different reasons. Among them? Well, according to Guarav

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Does Facebook still sell discriminatory ads?

In May, a Wisconsin health care agency, Tenderness Health Care, posted a job ad on Facebook looking for personal care workers. According to Facebook’s “Why am I seeing this ad” pop-up, when the agency purchased the ad, it asked Facebook to not show it to anyone over 54 years of age. And they asked Facebook to show it specifically to people who have “African American multicultural affinity.” Facebook, apparently, complied.

The problem? Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of age and race, including in advertising open jobs.

When The Markup brought the ad to Facebook’s attention, the

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