Sunday, April 18, 2021

AWS S3 Object Lambda

 Amazon Announces S3 Object Lambda

Amazon has recently announced S3 Object Lambda, a new serverless feature to add customized code and process data from S3 before returning it to an application. S3 Object Lambda works with S3 GET requests and uses AWS Lambda functions to modify data as it is being retrieved from the object storage.

S3 Object Lambda is designed to add transparency to the consumer of the S3 objects with the clients receiving a modified version without interacting with another endpoint and without changes to an existing product.

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EVs from China?

Sandy Munro Predicts the Next Big Thing - YouTube

Thursday, April 15, 2021

cloud native: Digital Ocean Platform

 Digital Ocean Platform with Cody Baker and Apurva Joshi - Software Engineering Daily

Digital Ocean’s App Platform allows users to build and deploy an app or static site directly from GitHub directly onto a DigitalOcean-managed Kubernetes cluster.

Architecture: Net-Zero Apartments

 An Architecture Firm’s Push to Build Net-Zero Apartments—on a Budget - WSJ

Philadelphia’s Onion Flats is constructing low-cost buildings that use design, mechanical equipment and residents’ behavior to slash fossil fuel consumption

An Architecture Firm’s Push to Build Net-Zero Apartments—on a Budget

Front Flats, which is designed by Onion Flats, is not only energy-efficient but affordable as well. 
It is 28 apartments, built on a budget for renters who make below the area’s median income. One-bedroom apartments rent for under $1,400, less than the $1,750 average for the neighborhood, according to rental-listings website Zumper.”

The innovation of Onion Flats is important as buildings are responsible for 38% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

It is a controversial design, like Tesla CyberTruck... takes time to get used to...

Onion Flats: Pasivehouse designs

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Amazon: OpenSearch, renamed Open Distro for Elasticsearch

 Introducing OpenSearch | AWS Open Source Blog

OpenSearch project, a community-driven, open source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana

This project includes OpenSearch (derived from Elasticsearch 7.10.2) and OpenSearch Dashboards (derived from Kibana 7.10.2). 

Additionally, the OpenSearch project is the new home for our previous distribution of Elasticsearch (Open Distro for Elasticsearch), which includes features such as enterprise security, alerting, machine learning, SQL, index state management, and more. All of the software in the OpenSearch project is released under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2). 

the code for OpenSearch and OpenSearch Dashboards on GitHub

... plan to rename ... Amazon Elasticsearch Service to Amazon OpenSearch Service.

Open Source, not Open Contribution

Open source, not open contribution with Ben Johnson (The Changelog #433) |> Changelog

SQLite Copyright

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Google Cloud Databases

Google Cloud Databases with Andi Gutmans - Software Engineering Daily





Firebase, Firestore

Firebase is a BaaS platform (Backend as a Service)
offering a wide variety of features and components for enhanced mobile and web application development. Firebase is preferred by many business owners and developers due to the level of usability it offers. Using the service reduces the need for users to develop APIs and manage servers. Firebase can also be customized based on the specific requirements of developers.

Firebase works with two different databases. The Real-Time Database is the original Firebase database product, and Cloud Firestore is a new and improved version of the Real-Time Database.

Cloud Firestore refers to a NoSQL cloud database that can be used to store and sync data for server-side and client-side programming purposes. Cloud Firestore facilitates flexible mobile, web, and server development. It can also be used for synchronizing data across real-time applications.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

low code: OutSystems

See Our Leading Development Platform in Action | OutSystems

Quickly create mobile and web applications, chatbots, and reactive web apps for any device. Build your data models, workflows, logic and pixel-perfect user interfaces and interactions, and even add your custom code. 

OutSystems - Wikipedia

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Monday, April 05, 2021

visual data: population density

 List of states and territories of the United States by population density - Wikipedia

what is better visualization ?


List of countries and dependencies by population density - Wikipedia

China's Digital Currency

 Anxiety in the US as China Creates the First Major Digital Currency

A cyber yuan gives Beijing power to track spending in real time. Importantly, it's money that isn’t linked to the dollar-dominated global financial system.

Cyber Yuan vs Bitcoin and Altcoins

The cyber yuan is a government-sponsored digital currency designed to track the movement of every penny. Bitcoin promotes anonymity.

A thousand years ago, when money meant coins, China invented paper currency. Now the Chinese government is minting cash digitally, in a re-imagination of money

China’s version of a digital currency is controlled by its central bank, which will issue the new electronic money.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

AWS CloudFormation template samples

GitHub - awslabs/aws-cloudformation-templates: A collection of useful CloudFormation templates

The AWS CloudFormation team and approved contributors provide and maintain sample templates in the aws folder.

Use sample AWS CloudFormation templates to learn how to declare specific AWS resources or solve a particular use case.