Managing Energy, Prioritizing Health: The Tasktop Recharge Days Initiative

Tasktop

The company is led by people who recognize that happier and healthier employees bring more enthusiasm and energy to their work and produce better results. Managing our energy through this is key, and the best way to do that on long treks is with some good rest stops.

Understanding operational 5G: a first measurement study on its coverage, performance and energy consumption

The Morning Paper

Understanding operational 5G: a first measurement study on its coverage, performance and energy consumption , Xu et al., energy consumption). Energy Consumption. It accounted for 55.18% of the total energy budget of the phone! of the energy used by the 5G only baseline.

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Exploring Multifaceted Growth of Energy Tech in Houston

Simform

Houston, best known for its oil and gas industry, has recently observed a growth in energy tech. It’s become a breeding ground for many tech startups working to rediscover the energy industry with technology.

Boosted race trees for low energy classification

The Morning Paper

Boosted race trees for low energy classification Tzimpragos et al., We don’t talk about energy as often as we probably should on this blog, but it’s certainly true that our data centres and various IT systems consume an awful lot of it. The goal is to produce a low-energy hardware classifier for embedded applications doing local processing of sensor data. The quest for energy-efficient machine learning systems looks like it may take us to some very interesting places indeed!

Break tasks you procrastinate into smaller, low-energy ones

Addy Osmani

Tip: Break tasks you procrastinate into smaller, low-energy ones. It helps

Ecosystems and the Energy Source of Last Resort

The Agile Manager

One thing an ecosystem needs to survive is a constant supply of energy. The sun provides an uninterrupted supply of energy to the Earth. It can also be stored: liquefied dinosaurs are effectively stored energy that originated with the sun. Energy from the sun can be concentrated in many other forms, and accessible to parts of the planet when they're directly exposed to it. In commercial ecosystems, capital is energy.

Why Should You Give Unit Testing a Second Chance

DZone

It can drain our energy from thinking hard trying to solve different problems we are facing during our daily tasks. Why should you give Unit testing a second chance? We, developers, work hard. Software developing is not always intuitive or fun.

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Reducing Your Database Hosting Costs: DigitalOcean vs. AWS vs. Azure

Scalegrid

Before you invest a lot of time and energy into a particular cloud, it’s important to understand the overall performance characteristics of MongoDB on that cloud.

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Responsible, Conditional Loading

CSS - Tricks

Also the same energy: Umar Hansa’s recent blog post JavaScript: Conditional JavaScript, only download when it is appropriate to do so.

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Scriptless Test automation solution: How to use it to improve your testing ROI?

Testsigma

One wrong step in this direction and be assured to lose precious time and energy. Since the time, money, and energy outweigh the immediate returns. Decreasing the Investments: This means the time, cost, energy that is put into the automation testing.

Performance Testing with Open Source Tools – Myths and Reality

Alex Podelko

As per open source products, I guess you summarized it best saying “ what you pay will be several orders of magnitude less than the time it would take you to do it” So evaluating a tool, it is up to you to decide if you want to pay for functionality you need or you want to invest your time and energy in implementing it. Some time ago Federico Toledo published Performance Testing with Open Source Tools- Busting The Myths.

Fast Websites Are Good for the World

MachMetrics

Yup – as if there weren’t a million other reasons why having an optimized site is important, you can now take pride in knowing that a fast website: saves energy, reduces economic disparity, increases happiness, and – in the most recent news – can prevent hate. Fast Websites Save Energy. The quicker your page spends in each of these phases, the less energy it uses. And we all know less energy usage is a good thing.

What is Greenplum Database? Intro to the Big Data Database

Scalegrid

The advanced analytics provided by Greenplum is being used across many verticals, including finance, manufacturing, automotive, government, energy, education, retail, and so on, to address a wide variety of problems.

Introducing Netflix Timed Text Authoring Lineage

The Netflix TechBlog

In a nutshell, TTAL has been designed to simplify script authoring, so the creative energy is spent on the art of dubbing and subtitling rather than managing adapted and recorded script delivery.

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8 Challenges of mobile app testing and how to solve them?

Testsigma

A heavier application consumes more energy which drains the battery. Also, there have been energy-heavy advancements in recent years such as live wallpapers, brighter device screens, extended mobile app capabilities etc.

AWS re:Invent 2020 talks related to sustainability

Adrian Cockcroft

OSDU: Reinventing the energy data platform AUT301 ?—?Alexa, Photo taken by Adrian?—?Orange Orange mid-day sky at San Gregorio Beach?—?smoky smoky from wildfires I’ve recently become involved with the new Linux Foundation Open Source Climate Finance organization ( OS-Climate ).

A case for lease-based, utilitarian resource management on mobile devices

The Morning Paper

I’ve chosen another energy-related paper to end the week, addressing a problem many people can relate to: apps that drain your battery. How you tell whether or not an app is being a wise steward of a resource is an interesting question we’ll get into… A severe type of defect developers frequently introduce in their apps is energy bugs that drain battery abnormally fast. Wasted energy. A case for lease-based, utilitarian resource management on mobile devices Hu et al.,

Ciao Milano! – An AWS Region is coming to Italy!

All Things Distributed

We needed to serve our growing base of startup, government, and enterprise customers across many vertical industries, including automotive, financial services, media and entertainment, high technology, education, and energy. ENEL is one of the leading energy operators in the world. Today, I am happy to announce our plans to open a new AWS Region in Italy! The AWS Europe (Milan) Region is the 25th AWS Region that we've announced globally.

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Reducing Carbon Emissions On The Web

Smashing Magazine Graphics

As is the case with many other developers, the reports over the last few years of the huge energy requirements of the web have prompted me to take a look at my own websites and see what I can do to minimize their impact. Reducing Carbon Emissions On The Web.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 7th, 2018

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: This is your 1500ms latency in real life situations - pic.twitter.com/guot8khIPX. — Ivo Mägi (@ivomagi) November 27, 2018. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it. Know anyone looking for a simple book explaining the cloud? Then please recommend my well reviewed (31 reviews on Amazon and 72 on Goodreads!) book: Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10. They'll love it and you'll be their hero forever.

Why love software testing? Hear from the experts

Testsigma

Where do you get this energy from? Community feedback and support is something that keeps giving me energy and boost to work hard for them. Were you an accidental tester? Or was yours a deliberate choice?

Should I use microservices?

O'Reilly Software

It’s much easier to move to microservices later on, once you understand where the constraints are in your architecture and what your pain points are—then you can focus your energy in using microservices in the most sensible places.

Service Workers can save the environment!

Dean Hume

Using service workers can actually reduce the amount of energy that users that visit your website consume. but now that you are here, read on and hopefully I can at least convince you that service workers can make a (little bit) difference to energy consumption! Each HTTP request that is required for the page needs to travel over the network and in turn this consumes energy on both the server and client. Fewer HTTP requests mean less CPU usage and less energy consumed.

Service Workers can save the environment!

Dean Hume

Using service workers can actually reduce the amount of energy that users that visit your website consume. but now that you are here, read on and hopefully I can at least convince you that service workers can make a (little bit) difference to energy consumption! Each HTTP request that is required for the page needs to travel over the network and in turn this consumes energy on both the server and client. Fewer HTTP requests mean less CPU usage and less energy consumed.

Service Workers can save the environment!

Dean Hume

Using service workers can actually reduce the amount of energy that users that visit your website consume. but now that you are here, read on and hopefully I can at least convince you that service workers can make a (little bit) difference to energy consumption! Each HTTP request that is required for the page needs to travel over the network and in turn this consumes energy on both the server and client. Fewer HTTP requests mean less CPU usage and less energy consumed.

Expanding the AWS Cloud: Introducing the AWS China (Ningxia) Region

All Things Distributed

Thousands of customers in China are already using AWS services operated by Sinnet, to innovate in diverse areas such as energy, education, manufacturing, home security, mobile and internet platforms, CRM solutions, and the dairy industry, among others. Today, I am happy to announce the general availability of AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. NWCD). This is our 17th Region globally, and the second in China.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For June 22nd, 2018

High Scalability

Hey, it's HighScalability time: 4 th of July may never be the same. China creates stunning non- polluting drone swarm firework displays. Each drone is rated with a game mechanic and gets special privileges based on performance (just kidding). TicToc ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please lend me your support on Patreon. It would mean a great deal to me.

Open-Sourcing Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science

The Netflix TechBlog

We would focus our energy solely on improving data scientist productivity by being fanatically human-centric. by David Berg , Ravi Kiran Chirravuri , Romain Cledat , Savin Goyal , Ferras Hamad , Ville Tuulos tl;dr Metaflow is now open-source! Get started at metaflow.org.

How To Add eBPF Observability To Your Product

Brendan Gregg

Your energies may be better spent creating something new, on top of what exists, than porting something old. There's an arms race to add eBPF (BPF) to commercial observability products, and in this post I'll describe how to quickly do that.

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The Ethics of Web Performance

Tim Kadlec

Cennydd also makes the case that performance also has an impact on energy consumption: In 2016, video, tracking scripts and sharing buttons caused the average website to swell to the same size as the original version of Doom. In a 2012 paper, The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy estimated the internet uses 5 kWh on average to support every GB of data. Based on the 5 kWh energy consumption estimate, we’re looking at spending 17.6

As-Salaam-Alaikum: The cloud arrives in the Middle East!

All Things Distributed

One of the important criteria in launching this AWS Region is the opportunity to power it with renewable energy. We chose Bahrain in part due to the country's focus on executing renewable energy goals and its readiness to construct a new solar power facility to meet our power needs. I'm pleased to announce that the Bahrain Energy and Water Authority (EWA) will construct a solar farm that will supply renewable energy to power this infrastructure Region.

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The Surprising Effectiveness of Non-Overlapping, Sensitivity-Based Performance Models

John McCalpin

Over time, the mechanisms introduced for reducing energy consumption (first in laptops) became available more broadly.

How To Build Your Own Mouseless Development Environment

Smashing Magazine Graphics

In my experience, avoiding the hundreds of hand movements between the keyboard and the mouse saves a lot of cognitive energy. It saves me a lot of time and energy. How To Build Your Own Mouseless Development Environment. How To Build Your Own Mouseless Development Environment.

Organising Large Miro Boards For Remote Workshops

Strategic Tech

This is annoying for attendees and facilitators, and it impacts engagement and energy. Back in the summer I shared some of the techniques I’d been using to reimagine my in-person architecture workshops as remote digital offerings with Miro.

Achieving 100Gbps intrusion prevention on a single server

The Morning Paper

FPGAs are chosen because they are both energy efficient and available on SmartNICs). Achieving 100 Gbps intrusion prevention on a single server , Zhao et al., OSDI’20.

Top500 list: a brief introduction

PDC

It is worth noting that Summit is also the world’s 3 rd most energy-efficient machine, according to the Green500 list. The Green500 list ranks the most energy-efficient supercomputers. It is significant because reducing energy consumption is one of the major challenges being faced in working towards exascale computing. You may have heard of the Top500 list. It ranks the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers based on their performance as measured by the Linpack benchmark.

Orbital edge computing: nano satellite constellations as a new class of computer system

The Morning Paper

Without higher-risk deployable solar arrays, a cubesat relies on surface-mounted solar panels to harvest energy. Orbital edge computing: nanosatellite constellations as a new class of computer system , Denby & Lucia, ASPLOS’20.

A Compass to Guide Your Project to Product Journey

Tasktop

To make sure we don’t waste time, energy and resources going in the wrong direction, or worse, getting lost and never reaching our destination. Why do we need a compass in real life?

Tools for Auditing CSS

CSS - Tricks

These tools are something that the regular audit doesn’t imply, but I find it essential to understand if the CSS code is performant and doesn’t drain a device’s energy. Auditing CSS is not a common task in a developer’s everyday life, but sometimes you just have to do it.

RPA Vs Test Automation

Testsigma

Automating these test cases cuts the cost of the project and helps testers focus their energy somewhere else. Robotic Process Automation and Test Automation are two confusing terms in testing processes.

Ramadan: A Time to Reset, Slow Down and Contemplate

Tasktop

During Ramadan, I start my day with a coffee (before sun up) and tend to work earlier in the day when my energy levels are high. Tasktop’s Mission : We are driving toward an inclusive company culture. We are building a come-as-you-are community of mutual respect and trust.

Legacy Architecture Modernisation With Strategic Domain-Driven Design

Strategic Tech

Priorities is about understanding the value of each part of the modernisation and focusing energy where the payback is greatest.

Misaligned Incentives Fuel Organizational Dysfunctions

Strategic Tech

When there is an incentives mismatch, a lot of energy can be expended. Sometimes we need to stop fighting the symptoms and recognise that there is a more fundamental problem.