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Thursday 18th June, 2020 #

  • The rise of embarrassingly parallel serverless compute - I like this article, a good mix of facts and "think of the possibilities", the most useful idea for me was the ability to parallelise integration tests, the one thing I was thinking could be interesting, and this is telling of when I arrived to the www party, would be a serverless RSS reader, and I can think of several music related tools that could also be quite cool
  • Introduction to CloudFormation - Cover a lot of the basics of how AWS cloud formation templates are structured
  • Could Blockchain Be a Solution to the Issue of Misinformation Online? - I'm not all that convinced by this study, but it's interesting to see some MVPs being developed that use blockchain in new ways, because it feels like a technology we still don't fully know how to use in the things we are building
  • Introducing AWS Snowcone – A Small, Lightweight, Rugged, Secure Edge Computing, Edge Storage, and Data Transfer Device - Edge computing is starting to become a pretty hot space at the minute, this new product from Amazon reminds me of my days in film VFX and digital cinema, shipping USB drives all over the place, it’s the next generation of that haphazard system, now you can install EC2 instances on the drives to pre-process data, the other edge computing area that’s interesting is the Cloudflare workers edge computing technology
  • Apple's Beefiest MacBook Pro Has a New, Speedier GPU Option
  • What is the deadly India-China border dispute about? - The border is called the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which sounds like a blockbuster movie IMHO