Big Data

Confluent.io – Part 1: INTRODUCTION & SETUP

This article is part of a series designed to demonstrate the setup and use of the Confluent Platform. In this series, our goal is to build an end to end data processing pipeline with Confluent. Disclaimer: While knowledge of Kafka internals is not required to understand this series, it can sometimes help clear out some parts of the articles. INTRODUCTION Let’s begin with these two questions: what is the Confluent Platform and why use it? What? The Confluent Platform is a data streaming platform built…

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Archi & Techno

JenkinsX – new Kubernetes dream? Part 2 [Technical!]

Alright, stranger! As we pass through the stage of basic Jenkins X overview in our  first part , we are ready to go to infinity and go beyond the general application of Kubernetes environment. In this article, we are going to step further into Jenkins X world, by going through a step-by-step setup process and creating quickstart project. Furthermore, you will get an overview of what is going on in the background, detailed description of Git flow, release management and magic behind deployment automation. Please,…

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Archi & Techno

JenkinsX – new Kubernetes dream? Part 1

Hi there! Today we’re going to share about Jenkins X. I think every developer knows what Jenkins is. Or at least has heard of it once. But what is ‘X’? Basically, Jenkins X is not just a CI/CD tool to run your builds and deployments, it is an attempt to automate the whole development process end to end for containerised applications based on Docker and Kubernetes. It is obviously open source, as all best applications. This sounds very promising at a high level. So, let’s…

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Archi & Techno

The upstream Kubernetes

Kubernetes has quickly become the de facto standard for container orchestration. If the basics are now well understood, the new “upstream” features are much less, even though they make the product richer and able to address some very specific use cases. This article is a review of these new features, as well as the upcoming ones that come with the 1.10 release. A prior knowledge of kubernetes is a prerequisite. Disclaimer: some of these features are alpha, meaning that some backward incompatible changes may be…

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News

AWS Summit Sydney 2018

Hi, I’m here to talk about the last day of Sydney AWS Summit Sydney 2018! It was my first attendance ever at an event of this type, I have to say it’s quite a different vibe than your usual meetup! The lights, the loud music, they really know how to stage a show. Who is the big star of the year??? It’s Machine Learning!!! Containers management is coming close behind. AWS is pushing its vision to create a seamless customer experience where the machines adapt…

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Digitalisation

Google Home understands your pet!

Developing a conversational agent for Google Home is complex. But the hard part is to test it. Especially if you work in an open space full of facetious colleagues. OCTO's BYOP (Bring Your Own Pet) policy does not help: sounds from pets are also detected by Google Home devices. To our astonishment we've found that this detection is very sophisticated: Google Home seems to have acquired abilities to understand the language of animals!

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