Thursday, April 28, 2016

Windows Subsystem for Linux: Architectural Overview | Seth Juarez | Channel 9

Windows Subsystem for Linux: Architectural Overview | Seth Juarez | Channel 9



Exploring Magic, Media and Emerging Technologies | Computational Creativity | Channel 9

Exploring Magic, Media and Emerging Technologies | Computational Creativity | Channel 9



tufte_visualexplanation_magic.pdf

OpenAI launches Gym, a toolkit for testing and comparing reinforcement learning algorithms | VentureBeat | Dev | by Jordan Novet

OpenAI launches Gym, a toolkit for testing and comparing reinforcement learning algorithms | VentureBeat | Dev | by Jordan Novet



To be sure, there are other online places for showing off algorithms, including Algorithmia. But that’s a more general purpose repository. OpenAI’s Gym, which is launching today in public beta, is more targeted to a long-studied
but increasingly popular domain, one that recently got a lot of
attention because it’s part of what Google’s DeepMind research group
used in its AlphaGo program that managed to defeat top-ranked Go player Lee Sedol earlier this year.

Planning For Your Retirement: Understanding Annuities : NPR

Planning For Your Retirement: Understanding Annuities : NPR



You can buy an annuity in two forms: an "immediate" or "deferred." Both
forms protect you from outliving your retirement savings. An immediate
annuity means that you pay a lump-sum amount of cash, usually at
retirement, and immediately start receiving annuity payments. A deferred
annuity means that you pay for it, often while working, long before you
start receiving annuity payments. Due to recent legal changes, you'll
soon be allowed to buy deferred annuities through 401(k) plans.

Dual Deployment: A Low-Risk Way to Run Containers in Production

Dual Deployment: A Low-Risk Way to Run Containers in Production - via @codeship | via @codeship



We already had a number of disparate build pipelines responsible for
building service packages (RPM), service containers (Docker), and Amazon
Machine Images (AMI).
We combined theses pipelines to produce a “dual deployment” AMI artifact. This AMI artifact is created using Packer.
Packer is a wonderful tool for building and provisioning images of any
type and supports a wide range of providers and provisioners. Packer is
completely free and provides reliable, repeatable images based on a JSON
format template.

A New Chapter In Library Technology | EBSCO post

A New Chapter In Library Technology | EBSCO post



A recent article by Marshall Breeding describes a new open source
project introducing a new chapter in library technology: a first-ever
community collaboration to develop a modern open source library services
platform with full ILS functionality. The project is well underway with
major support from EBSCO, technology development led by Index Data

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

source of events to be read by Logstash

Input plugins



eventlog Pulls events from the Windows Event Log

elasticsearch Reads query results from an Elasticsearch cluster

sqlite Creates events based on rows in an SQLite database





TWC9: Looking at the new Ink, new Build, Updated Edge, Coding with Unity and more... | This Week On Channel 9 | Channel 9

TWC9: Looking at the new Ink, new Build, Updated Edge, Coding with Unity and more... | This Week On Channel 9 | Channel 9



A closer look at Windows Ink [Li Chen-Miller]

Open Sourcing the Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools [Justin Clareburt, Michael Dick]

OpenStack users talk benefits, challenges of open source clouds | Network World

OpenStack users talk benefits, challenges of open source clouds | Network World



For Nate Baechtold, IT architect at EBSCO Publishing, which builds
search software for libraries and universities, deploying OpenStack was
not a major challenge; adjusting to managing it was. Vendors such as Red
Hat have made the process of spinning up OpenStack clouds on Day 1 as
easy as possible. “Day 2 is where the real work begins,” Baechtold says.



EBSCO
uses an OpenStack distribution from Red Hat for its private cloud and
Avi Networks for software-based load balancing. EBSCO also runs some
workloads in Amazon’s public cloud. Baechtold said one advantage of
building an OpenStack private cloud is that it operates similarly to
AWS. Users within EBSCO can request and spin up virtual machines, and
there is centralized management of them; it’s a very similar model to
using the public cloud. Even though EBSCO uses both clouds, Baechtold
says integrating OpenStack with AWS is not high on his priority list.
The clouds are used for different purposes, most of which don’t overlap.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Six Resources to Help Create Cross-Curriculum Projects for Engineering and Literature | EBSCO post

Six Resources to Help Create Cross-Curriculum Projects for Engineering and Literature | EBSCO post



A great article by Troy Camplin,
discussing the value of literature for engineers, can be found in the
commentaries on the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
website.



Find a combination of fiction and engineering at www.throughmywindow.org.



Read content specifically about engineering at www.engineeringstories.com.



One Second After by William R. Forstchen and William D. Sanders



An EMP shuts down America and only one car in the parking lot will
turn over. Use your knowledge of physics, mechanics and energy to
determine the problem. Then use your engineering skills to develop a
solution for transportation that is EMP-proof.



My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George ~~And~~ Hatchet by Gary Paulsen



These books have a number of obstacles that the main character must
overcome in order to live in the woods alone. He must build shelter,
find food supplies, create fire, etc. Each of these problems must be
solved using the means around him. It’s an excellent starter for
learning the process of engineering; from defining the problem to
designing a prototype to reevaluating your design for further
constraints and requirements. Read this novel in English class and
investigate the engineering in science class.



The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba



Based on a true story, this narrative follows the journey of a boy
who dreamed of running water and electricity in a land plagued by
drought and a community clouded by doubt. The memoir of an engineer who
sees a problem and uses the tools available to him (discarded science
textbooks, PVC pipe, an old bicycle, some scrap metal) to create a
solution.





Engineering involves:

  • identifying a problem
  • defining its components
  • searching for a solution

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Simplest Possible Thing Principle – Developer Journey LLC

The Simplest Possible Thing Principle – Developer Journey LLC

Angular 2.0 Should Be Your Next New Project - Adam Cogan

Angular 2.0 Should Be Your Next New Project - Adam Cogan

A Vision For Visual Studio “15”: Take on Dependencies. Stay Productive. | The Visual Studio Blog

A Vision For Visual Studio “15”: Take on Dependencies. Stay Productive. | The Visual Studio Blog



The Bing team is updating this extension
right now to provide even better search results for “how to” scenarios
(by adding new “fuzzy match” search capabilities). In our “what if”
scenario, we’ll look for a code snippet that can convert an XML string
to the JSON format.

CI/CD with Docker Cloud | Docker Blog

CI/CD with Docker Cloud | Docker Blog



Build 2016 Code Labs Code and More | Coding4Fun Blog | Channel 9

Build 2016 Code Labs Code and More | Coding4Fun Blog | Channel 9



Our Reaction to the News and Announcements Made at Build 2016 | DevRadio | Channel 9



[6:18] Bot Framework! Where do Bots live exactly?