Friday, May 08, 2015

web evolution: Fluent 2015

many interesting stories / videos from Fluent 2015 conference:

Finding new in the Web - O'Reilly Radar
by Simon St. Laurent
"Fluent 2015... brought together a variety of stories about front-end engineering – some technical, some social, some more intricately intertwined.
From the very first day, it was clear that React was the big technical story of the conference, taking the place that Angular (which is still clearly important!) had had the previous year.

...JavaScript, often specifically ECMAScript 6 (ES6), the latest release. Brendan Eich talked about a world in which compiling to JavaScript has become normal, and how that frees much of the future development of JavaScript and the Web..."

Silicon Valley: Past & Future

Why Silicon Valley Will Continue to Rule — Backchannel — Medium
by Leslie Berlin, Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University, and author of The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley.

Before, the region was called the “Valley of the Hearts Delight,” renowned for its apricot, plum, cherry and almond orchards.

China += robots, Segway

Chinese shopping for global robotics ventures | Robohub
  • "Beijing-based Ninebot, a Segway competitor, acquired Segway;
  • Chinese venture fund Cybernaut plans to invest $200 million into Russia’s Skolkovo Center to incubate Russian inventions manufactured and marketed in China;
  • China South Rail paid $190 million to acquire SMD, a UK deep-sea robot manufacturer;
  • and Chinese drone maker DJI is forecasting global 2015 sales of $1 billion and a market value of $10 billion as it seeks funds to scale up it’s operations."

"Ninebot, a Beijing-based 2012 startup, markets their device as a personal transportation robot. Segway has sued and accused Ninebot of patent infringement but all that is now water under the bridge because Ninebot acquired (for an undisclosed amount) all the intellectual property as well as the company and facilities of Segway."

"Andrew Ng, chief scientist at China’s search giant Baidu. Ng has taught AI at Stanford, led the Google Brain project, founded online education pioneer Coursera, and just last year took his post at “China’s Google” in hopes of figuring out how to teach computers to see and hear"

Azure Resource Manager, Service Fabric

Mark runs on double speed without speeding up :)

The Next Generation of Azure Compute Platform with Mark Russinovich | Build 2015 | Channel 9
...ways to integrate with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) to enable role-based access control (RBAC), tagging, and template-based deployments, and how Windows containers with Docker compatibility make your code deploy instantly and work consistently in any environment. Also learn how Service Fabric, Microsoft’s hyper-scale micro-service PaaS that powers everything from Azure DB to Cortana, brings applications state-of-the art high-density, high availability and stateful computing capabilities."

Mark Russinovich talks with Rick Claus.