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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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Archi & Techno

Clean Node – Part 1

I have been working with Node.js for almost 6 years now (started back in 2012 with 0.6.10). During these years, co-workers have been asking me the same question over and over again: "What does your application look like?". It is now time to answer this question (or at least try to) !

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Archi & Techno

The Wizard: Side effects

See the previous episode here. He has questions. Nevertheless, he has not yet arrived. And you know you have answers. You interrupt your summoning, and sit down. You can continue in another moment. Everything happens for a reason. You just hope the reason is good. N appears right next to you. Hey, what’s up? I'm setting up the auto-scaling configuration of the new project. Nothing huge. Cool. I need some help. He has progressed immensely since the last time you saw him. People are starting to…

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Software Craftsmanship

The semicircle (episode 11 — Boxes and Arrows)

You're running late, and not just a little late. You throw your bag under the table and boot up your PC. “Hi! Sorry I’m so late! You say hello to Jeremy, Audrey, and Farid. Audrey says: “Maria came by. She was looking for you.” “Did she say what for?” Hmmm - ‘I’m waiting for an action plan. I don't see anything coming. I'm worried’ “OK” Not OK. This action plan that Maria is waiting for has been spinning in your head for over a week…

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