Tue.Sep 19, 2023

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How is GenAI different from other code generators?

Martin Fowler

How is code generation with GenAI different from more "traditional" code generators? The newest memo in Birgitta Böckeler's explorations of GenAI talks about abstraction levels in software engineering, and on which levels GenAI sits in the translation of our thoughts into zeros and ones.

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Ship Of Fools

Successful Software

I recently had a 3 week holiday in Florida with my family. My 17 year old son is interested in rocketry and my wife is interested in wildlife. We got to see plenty of both and had a great time. There is a lot to like about America and Americans. But the sheer waste of resources on show everywhere was pretty shocking. In Europe we absolutely aren’t doing enough to protect the environment and avert the impending climate catastrophe (I flew to Florida and drove a car there, so I am no environ

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New detection capabilities bring deeper insight and broader context for enhanced threat identification


How did the cloud attacker escape? They ransomware. Cloud threat detection is often overlooked when considering the full spectrum of capabilities in cloud infrastructure and security tools. IT and security teams see a problem like an over-provisioned user, or access to a web server from an unauthorized IP address, and immediately want to address it; how the attacker got there and when the risk first surfaced can feel far less important in the day-to-day of business operations.

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Why giving talks at Postgres conferences matters? Highlights from a podcast

The Citus Data

With so many Postgres conferences coming up soon, it seemed fitting to share some highlights from a past episode of the Path To Citus Con about why to give talks at Postgres conferences. This episode was recorded back in May 2023 and shares an hourlong conversation between some wonderful Postgres engineers— Álvaro Herrera and Boriss Mejías —along with my co-host Pino de Candia and me.

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LLMs in Production: Tooling, Process, and Team Structure

Speaker: Dr. Greg Loughnane and Chris Alexiuk

Technology professionals developing generative AI applications are finding that there are big leaps from POCs and MVPs to production-ready applications. They're often developing using prompting, Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), and fine-tuning (up to and including Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback (RLHF)), typically in that order. However, during development – and even more so once deployed to production – best practices for operating and improving generative AI applications are le

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Structural Evolutions in Data

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

I am wired to constantly ask “what’s next?” Sometimes, the answer is: “more of the same.” That came to mind when a friend raised a point about emerging technology’s fractal nature. Across one story arc, they said, we often see several structural evolutions —smaller-scale versions of that wider phenomenon. Cloud computing?

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The Emergence of Cloud-Native Integration Patterns in Modern Enterprises

Dzone - DevOps

In a constantly evolving enterprise landscape, integration remains the linchpin for seamless interactions between applications, data, and business processes. As Robert C. Martin aptly said, "A good architecture allows for major decisions to be deferred," emphasizing the need for Agile and adaptable integration strategies. The advent of cloud technologies has fundamentally reimagined how businesses approach integration.

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Just Released and Ready for Download — Software Firewalls for Dummies

Palo Alto Networks

If you want to protect applications and workloads throughout today’s complex and interrelated environments, you need software firewalls. But, what exactly are they, and which kinds do you need for particular settings and use cases? You can better understand the extensive need and numerous use cases for virtual firewalls, container firewalls and managed cloud firewalls with our essential guide, “ Software Firewalls for Dummies.

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Modus Create Welcomes Mike Dobbs as Vice President of Sales

Modus Create

We’re excited to announce a new team member who will continue to grow the exceptional service Modus Create provides our clients. Mike Dobbs has joined the growth team as Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Mike will lead Modus’ sales efforts and work closely with the executive team to accelerate the company’s growth. Mike’s extensive expertise in sales leadership and digital transformation will further bolster our client service organization.

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SSA Express - Guaranteed All-Flash Experience on the InfiniBox®


SSA Express - Guaranteed All-Flash Experience on the InfiniBox® Adriana Andronescu Tue, 09/19/2023 - 07:09 InfiniBox® is an award-winning hybrid storage array that leverages our powerful, patented Neural Cache technology, combining the performance of DRAM and Flash with the capacity of hard disk. After 8+ years in Infinidat, I am still in awe of how our customer-used systems continue to achieve a greater than 95% cache hit rate(!

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Use Cases for Apache Cassandra®

There’s a good reason why Apache Cassandra® is quickly becoming the NoSQL database of choice for organizations of all stripes. In this white paper, discover the key use cases that make Cassandra® such a compelling open source software – and learn the important pitfalls to avoid. From understanding its distributed architecture to unlocking its incredible power for industries like healthcare, finance, retail and more, experience how Cassandra® can transform your entire data operations.

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Freedom to Code on Low-Code Platforms

Dzone - DevOps

All low-code platforms offer some or full code access, visibility, extensibility, and proprietariness. These vary significantly from vendor to vendor. Professional developers can realize their full potential on low-code platforms only with complete freedom to access and modify the code. Low-code development platforms have gained significant popularity recently, allowing users to create applications with minimal coding knowledge or experience.

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More Capacity, More Consolidation, Better Watts/TB = More Savings!


More Capacity, More Consolidation, Better Watts/TB = More Savings! Adriana Andronescu Tue, 09/19/2023 - 07:12 The InfiniBox® SSA II family of all-flash-arrays (AFA) just added another member, the F4316T, doubling the capacity of this powerful, low-latency platform! That position used to belong to the F4308T with 3.280PB effective. The new 4316T boasts 6.635PB effective, all within the same floor space and without any additional power requirements.

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Think Your Company Doesn’t Need a Chief Data Officer? Here Are 7 Reasons Why It Does


Perhaps your C-suite is already a bit crowded. The typical hierarchy will include a CEO, COO, CFO, CTO, CMO, CIO, and a few more. Adding another position may not be terribly appealing, but there is one C-suite role every company should consider—chief data and analytics officer (CDO or CDAO). The CDO is the point person for your data strategy: the leader who oversees how data is collected, managed, and put to use to improve the organization; the person who ensures that wherever there are opportun

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Top 5 Benefits of TechSoup Web Services


If you are neglecting your online presence, you're leaving donor dollars on the table. As specialists in nonprofit website solutions, the TechSoup Web Services team is uniquely positioned to assist your organization in all aspects of web management. We offer website development , ongoing support options , and hosting services tailored to fit your organization's technological needs and goals for your online presence.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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What DevOps Teams Should Know About Phishing and the Supply Chain


DevOps engineers are prime targets for phishing as cybercriminals look to infiltrate and disrupt the software supply chain.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks Rock

Dell EMC

Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks featuring Wind River Studio let you deploy your telco cloud with ease.

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Buildkite Acquires Packagecloud to Streamline DevOps Workflows


Buildkite acquired Packagecloud to tightly integrate package management tools with its CI/CD platform.

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Upgrading PHP 8.0: Upgrade Paths and Considerations


Need to upgrade off PHP 8.0? Get an overview of upgrade paths and considerations, including considerations for upgrading from PHP 8.0 to 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3.

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Lessons Learned in PostgreSQL®

In today's digital landscape, the threat of ransomware demands proactive defense. This paper, inspired by a real PostgreSQL® database incident, offers vital strategies for effective mitigation. Instaclustr expert Perry Clark outlines immediate actions to minimize risks, ensuring a swift response to ransomware threats and protecting critical data assets.

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CodeSOD: This Equals Success

The Daily WTF

There are common errors that are (or were) once so common that we've built tools to help us avoid them. So I was a little surprised to see this JavaScript from Annie 's co-worker. toggleField ( ) { this. updateToggle ( this. obj. id , this. toggle ). subscribe ( data => { if (data. status = "success" ) { this. showToast ( 'Toggle updated successfully' ); }. } } This code handily ensures that the user will always be told that the toggle updates successfully.

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Top 5 Best Practices for Building Event-Driven Architectures Using Confluent and AWS Lambda


Discover the top 5 best practices for building event-driven architectures using Confluent and AWS Lambda. Learn how to optimize your architecture for scalability, reliability, and performance.

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Overview of The Latin America Software Industry

TurnKey Labs

The Latin America software industry is experiencing a remarkable transformation, rapidly evolving into a global hub for software development and innovation. In an era where technology knows no borders, Latin America has emerged as a powerhouse in the software sector, harnessing its vast talent pool and embracing cutting-edge technologies.

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Nine Key Takeaways from Dreamforce 2023


Last week, Perficient attended the largest AI event in the world, Dreamforce, in San Francisco. During the three-day conference, 40,000 Salesforce partners, clients, and vendors got together to hear from Salesforce leadership, industry experts, clients, and a handful of celebrities, as well as get hands-on experience with the Salesforce platform. Fueled by generative AI, IDC reports that Salesforce and its partner ecosystem will create a net gain of more than $2T in business revenue and 11.6M

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Innovation Systems: Advancing Practices to Create New Value

As technology transforms the global business landscape, companies need to examine and update their internal processes for innovation to keep pace. Ultimately, organizations will have to improve the velocity of innovation by creating repeatable processes that support ideation, exploration, and incubation, essential to capturing an idea’s full value.

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Building a Remote Tech Team: Strategies for Success

TurnKey Labs

In an era where technology knows no boundaries, the concept of building a remote tech team has taken center stage in the world of business. Remote work has not only become a viable option but often a necessity, allowing companies to tap into global talent pools and scale their operations like never before.

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The 2023 Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge (BCC) – Part 2


We’re back with another update on the 2023 Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge. In this blog we share the latest developments in our efforts to create a more sustainable business since our last update, which you can check out here. A Quick Recap On What The BCC Is All About The BCC is an initiative led by the Mayor of London to promote energy efficiency among businesses.

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Ready, Set, 4.0: Tooling Up for DOCSIS Technology’s Rollout


DOCSIS® 4.0 deployment is almost here. Are you ready? Fortunately, CableLabs is getting more prepared every day. A DOCSIS 4.0 Tools and Readiness working group has been hard at work, focused solely on this new technology and aiding operators in deploying it. The working group, part of SCTE’s Network Operations Subcommittee , has been preparing for deployment for several months and will continue that work as the industry learns more about how to build, deploy and operate services on DOCSIS 4.0 ne

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Unlocking the Future: 5 Game-Changing Highlights from Dreamforce 2023

Robots and Pencils

Dreamforce 2023, the annual gathering of Salesforce enthusiasts, brought together tech innovators, business leaders, and industry experts to showcase the latest advancements in customer relationship management and technology. This year’s event was nothing short of exciting, with groundbreaking announcements and product launches. “AI was the theme of Dreamforce ’23, and many of our conversations with customers at the event centered on how they could take meaningful steps to take advantage of the

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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Teeing Up Success: A Recap of Perficient and Adobe’s Women in Digital Event


Recently, Perficient and Adobe hosted a Women in Digital event at the prestigious Kenwood Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio during the Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G. It was a great day that included brunch and a fireside chat as well as a golf clinic with LPGA player and golf commentator Morgan Pressel. The event provided female executives from various fields an opportunity to come together and celebrate female empowerment and network with like-minded professionals who share

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Using AI to Help Humans Function Better During a Cyber Crisis


Humans find it hard to function logically during a crisis, particularly in cyber security where the variables are fast-moving. This blog looks at how AI can help human security teams overcome cognitive biases and manage cyber incidents more effectively.

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Excluding and including Sitecore Assemblies in Helix publishing pipeline solution


If you have a Sitecore Visual Studio solution inspired by Helix Example and tried source control the Sitecore assemblies or Hotfix assemblies and are unable to copy it to the deploy folder then this post explains how we can publish the same to the deploy folder and we will try to understand how it works. Sitecore Helix is a set of official guidelines and recommended practices for Sitecore Development.