Thursday, December 13, 2018

[Links of the Day] 13/12/2018 : Prometheus for Logs, Cloud Adoption framework, HR job title comparison website

  • Grafana Loki : this is actually really cool, like Prometheus but for logs. It seems like a good light-weight alternative to elasticsearch. 
  • Google Cloud Adoption Framework : Google is trying to sell you its cloud. Good white paper anyway, describing a form of a cloud maturity model for the enterprise.
  • Levels: If you ever wonder what a certain job title means and how it stacks vs other companies. Search no more! Levels is here to help you understand the intricate world of HR job title hierarchy. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

[Links of the Day] 11/12/2018 : Papers : Recognising disguised faces and deceiving NeuralNet with visuals illusions, and the dry history of liquid computers

Thursday, December 06, 2018

[Links of the Day] 06/12/2018 : NLP summarisation, RPC protobuf framework, API security best practices

  • Fast Abstractive Summarization with Reinforce-Selected Sentence Rewriting : I would have mentioned this paper on the sole basis that the authors provide a GitHub repo with all the code used. This should be mandatory for any publication in Computer science. Anyway, the summarization tech described in the paper is pretty cool too. [github]
  • twirp : RPC framework with protobuf service definitions. If you don't want to go all gRPC, give this framework a serious look. I would consider twirp over gRPC for the sole reason that it uses the standard GO http server over the custom google one. Seriously google, why did you have to re-implement the HTTP server from your own language ?? 
  • API Security Best Practices : documentations providing some good security practice when it comes GitHubhub usage. As well as an excellent leak management document describing a fairly efficient process.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

[Links of the Day] 04/12/2018 : Matrix cookbook, Serverless Containers, C++ network coroutine lib

  • The Matrix Cookbook : nothing about Keanu Reeves in a kitchen apron but a collection of facts about matrices and matters relating to them. A very well documented desktop reference.
  • Firecracker : Secure and fast microVMs for serverless computing... This is really another AWS product that makes you ask why do we need Kubernete. To be honest I really see K8s now as another OpenStack. It's at the top of the hype cycle but I don't really see it going anywhere further anytime soon. This type of tech enables serverless containers. Making any of the k8s almost a moot point.
  • Coro asyncC++ coroutine-based networking library