Apple released a set of optimizations to Core ML to enable running the Stable Diffusion text-to-image model on Apple Silicon-powered devices running the latest iOS or macOS versions, respectively iOS 16.2 and macOS 13.1.
At the beginning of the re:Invent conference, AWS announced the general availability of RDS Blue/Green Deployments, a new feature for Aurora with MySQL compatibility, RDS for MySQL, and RDS for MariaDB to perform blue/green database updates.
A team of researchers at the RISELab at UC Berkeley recently released Skypilot, an open-source framework for running machine learning workloads on the major cloud providers through a unified interface. The project focuses on cost optimization automatically finding the cheapest availability zone, region, and provider for the requested resources.
Technical debt is a popular metaphor for communicating the long-term implications of architectural decisions and trade-offs to stakeholders, but there are limitations to its usefulness. Incorporating quality attribute requirements, or using a different metaphor such as deferred maintenance, can help improve decision making.
OmniFish, the Estonia-based Jakarta EE consulting company, launched support for Jakarta EE in September 2022. This includes JakartaEE 10, GlassFish 7, and Piranha Cloud and its components like Mojarra. OmniFish recently also joined the Jakarta EE Working Group as a participant member. InfoQ spoke to Arjan Tijms, David Matějček, and Ondro Mihályi about OmniFish.
This article shares ideas, principles, and practices from Team Topologies (and related topics) to help organizations approach their structures' design and evolution to better support interactions in remote working. It also shares examples to showcase their impact when used to better approach organizational design, in general, and particularly to support remote working.
At the recent re:Invent, AWS announced an update to its FaaS offering Lambda with SnapStart feature that reduces the cold start for Java Functions.
Retrospective facilitators can develop their facilitation skills by self-study and training, and by doing retrospectives. Better retrospective facilitation can lead to higher effectiveness of change and impact the progress of an organization.
This article reviews some of the most common live-user experiences with examples, discusses event-driven architectures to support real-time updates, and introduces common technology choices.
At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services announced Amazon DataZone, a new data management service that makes it faster and easier for customers to catalog, discover, share, and govern data stored across AWS, on-premises, and third-party sources.
The Windows Subsystem for Linux has reached GA status in the Microsoft Store, adding support for Windows 10 in addition to Windows 11. Among the most notable features in WSL 1.0.0 are opt-in systemd support and the possibility of running Linux GUI applications on Windows 10.
Microsoft recently announced the public preview of Azure SQL Database External REST Endpoint Integration – an ability to call a REST endpoint natively from Azure SQL Database.
Nearly all companies have experienced security incidents but few have an API security policy that includes dedicated API testing and protection. A defense-in-depth approach that includes boundary defense, observability, and authentication is recommended.
AWS announced that CloudFront now supports continuous deployment to test and validate the configuration changes with a portion of live traffic. The new feature of the AWS content delivery network simplifies blue-green and canary deployment strategies.
Kevlin Henney takes a look at six specific impossible things that shape the limits of what people can develop, from integer representation to the minefield of task estimation and prioritization.