There are some interesting articles to share today. First, Mozilla announces its new Test Pilot program, where you get to help build the future of Firefox. Google Cloud Platform announces the availability of StackDriver Trace for Google App Engine. Slack introduced “Sign in with Slack”, their new social identity offering. I am not entirely sure… Read More Geek Reading May 12, 2016 #1104
Leading our day is an excellent post on First Round Review. They talk about practical frameworks for beating burnout. This topic gets talked about a lot, but burnout is very real for a lot of people. Google Cloud Platform announced the beta availability of Ruby on Google App Engine. Honestly, this feels like a late… Read More Geek Reading May 6, 2016 #1100
Another *aaS announcement starts our day as the Google Cloud Platform announces beta availability of Node.js on Google App Engine. Heroku talks about what they had to do in order to patch all of their servers due to the recent glibc security advisory. It is an interesting view into what a company like Heroku needs… Read More Geek Reading March 23, 2016 #1069
Today we have more job and process related goodness. First, Allan Kelly talks about the difference between scarcity and slack, particularly in the real of agile planning. It is definitely an interesting idea and one that I will be looking into. On Job Tips For Geeks, Dave Fecak talks about how engineers get found (or… Read More Geek Reading June 17, 2015
Leading off today, we have Microsoft talking about bringing asm.js to Microsoft Edge. It is definitely interesting to see Microsoft making such a decision. At Conversation Agent, Valeria Maltoni talks about the learning process and the role of experience. Following that same theme, Adrian Pelletier thinks there are no experts in the web industry mainly… Read More Geek Reading May 8, 2015
There has been a lot of discussion lately about “cloud” offerings and what is the cloud. I am going to avoid a definition of the cloud, but I am going to talk about the various infrastructure offerings that are available, specifically the differences between two types of offerings. There are some offerings that are purely… Read More Is Google App Engine An Enterprise Solution?
In case you did not hear the news, Google has announced the availability of Java on Google App Engine. This is a very big development for many developers as Java is widely used, but not typically supported cheaply. Many hosting services allow for Java applications, but normally you just get the ability to drop in… Read More Google App Engine Makes A Play For Startups
So we finally found out that Google was not opening up the use of BigTable. Instead, they decide to launch a competitor to Amazon’s suite of services. The question now is, does Google app engine rev your engine? As a certified geek, I have a few issues with the Google offering some of which can… Read More Does Google App Engine Rev Your Engine?