Day: December 8, 2020

Overcoming the core hurdle to edge computing adoption

Edge computing is picking up steam. According to this recent report by Turbonomic (requires registration), nearly 50 percent of organizations use or plan to use edge computing in the next 18 months.

For those of you watching this market, many existing development projects listed as “edge computing” barely qualify for the title. Still, considering the state of edge computing just a few years ago, this is a huge leap in growth.

The factors that drive enterprise movement to the edge include:

  • Edge-based solutions in the public cloud. In essence, these are pared down, private cloud versions of public clouds, such
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Exploring Azure Spatial Analysis containers

Azure’s Cognitive Services are a quick and easy way to add machine learning to many different types of applications. Available as REST APIs, they can be quickly hooked into your code using simple asynchronous calls from their own dedicated SDKs and libraries. It doesn’t matter what language or platform you’re building on, as long as your code can deliver HTTP calls and parse JSON documents.

Not all applications have the luxury of a low-latency connection to Azure. That’s why Microsoft is rolling out an increasing number of its Cognitive Services as containers, for use on appropriate hardware that may

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Has serverless computing run out of gas?

Serverless computing offers the promise of applications executed as event-driven compute cycles, whereby your code runs only when triggered by a request. Subscribers to this paradigm can save money by paying only for compute time actually used instead of maintaining a virtual or physical server. Users also are spared from having to manage infrastructure.  

AWS Lambda, Microsoft Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and other serverless compute offerings have attracted a lot of attention in recent years. But the serverless revolution may be showing signs of stalling, with some shops not exactly falling all over themselves to adopt the paradigm.


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‘Why do queer people want to ruin video games?’ and other stupid questions answered

Every queer person on the planet could sense it, like a disturbance in The Force, when the review embargo lifted for CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077.

I’m picturing meerkats popping up in unison as I write this. But the truth is that a lot of queer gamers were waiting with bated breath to see how things were going to play out.

We knew that it would take about five minutes for the “Mix It Up” controversy to stir. And that means it was only going to take about five minutes for the transphobes and anti-queer gamers to come out of

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