Security and deception: Lessons from a professional liar

O'Reilly Software

Michael Carducci takes an entertaining look at why humans are so easy to fool, and he explores what we can do to overcome our weaknesses and build more secure software.

Apica Helps HBO Deliver Infinite Streaming Scalability


Digital Experience Load Testing Media and Entertainment WebThe great about a television network having a hit TV show is that everyone wants to watch it. And while Read More. The post Apica Helps HBO Deliver Infinite Streaming Scalability appeared first on Apica.

Continuous Testing in Software Development can Ensure Excellence in Quality


The infotainment and entertainment industry has undergone a phenomenal change with online channels and providing features such as movies and other content on demand.

Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in San Jose 2019

O'Reilly Software

Michael Carducci takes an entertaining look at why humans are so easy to fool, and he explores what we can do to overcome our weaknesses and build more secure software. Experts explore software architecture security, design heuristics, Next Architecture, and more.

Case Study: Pokémon GO on Google Cloud Load Balancing

High Scalability

It was the first new Pokémon game in years, the first official Pokémon smartphone game, and Niantic’s first project in concert with a major entertainment company. There are a lot of cool nuggets in Google's New Book: The Site Reliability Workbook.

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Engineering a Studio Quality Experience With High-Quality Audio at Netflix

The Netflix TechBlog

We’re really proud of the improvements we’ve brought to the video experience, but the focus on those makes it easy to overlook the importance of sound , and sound is every bit as important to entertainment as video.

Page Simulator

The Netflix TechBlog

If you are interested in helping us solve these types of problems and helping entertain the world, please take a look at some of our open positions on the Netflix jobs page.

Snap: a microkernel approach to host networking

The Morning Paper

You need a lot of software engineers and the willingness to rewrite a lot of software to entertain that idea. Snap: a microkernel approach to host networking Marty et al., SOSP’19.

London Calling! An AWS Region is coming to the UK!

All Things Distributed

Media and Entertainment – BBC , Channel 4 , ITV , News UK , The FT , Trinity Mirror , The Guardian. Yesterday, AWS evangelist Jeff Barr wrote that AWS will be opening a region in South Korea in early 2016 that will be our 5th region in Asia Pacific.

Make your voice count by simply saying, "Alexa, let's chat."

All Things Distributed

For those who aren't familiar, Alexa Prize teams use customer feedback to advance several areas of conversational AI, with the grand challenge being a socialbot that can engage coherently for 20 minutes in a fun, high-quality conversation on popular topics such as entertainment, sports, technology, and fashion. A while back I wrote about the Alexa Prize , a university competition where participating teams are creating socialbots focused on advancing computer to human interaction.

Tasktop’s Bookshelf


In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Need something to read over the weekend? Want to brush up on your Agile and DevOps knowledge? Just finished a book and not sure what to read next?

Dev, Ops, and Determinism

J. Paul Reed

I’ve always wondered why this is: what it is about developers and their experience that tends to make them react to the idea of “root cause is a myth” like an immune system seeking out a foreign agent, while operations engineers tend to at least entertain the idea?

Meet the Teams Competing for the Alexa Prize

All Things Distributed

We have challenged these teams to create a socialbot, a conversational AI skill for Alexa that converses engagingly and coherently with humans for 20 minutes on popular topics and news events such as Entertainment, Fashion, Politics, Sports, and Technology.

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.

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Finding compiler bugs with C-Reduce

Nick Desaulniers

It’s also highly entertaining to watch C-Reduce work its magic. Support for a long awaited GNU C extension, asm goto , is in the midst of landing in Clang and LLVM. We want to make sure that we release a high quality implementation, so it’s important to test the new patches on real code and not just small test cases. When we hit compiler bugs in large source files, it can be tricky to find exactly what part of potentially large translation units are problematic.

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Working at Netflix 2017

Brendan Gregg

You can focus on engineering and getting stuff done, with awesome staff who will help you. ## Mission I spoke about this in my 2015 post, but it's worth repeating: our mission is to improve how entertainment is consumed worldwide, by building a great product that people choose to buy.

Expanding the Cloud – An AWS Region is coming to Hong Kong

All Things Distributed

It's an entertainment website where users can post content or "memes" that they find amusing and share them across social media networks. Today, I am very excited to announce our plans to open a new AWS Region in Hong Kong!

A survival strategy for the digital transformation

All Things Distributed

This article titled " Überlebensstrategie für die digitale Transformation " appeared in German last week in the "Die Zukunft beginnt heute (the future starts today)" section of Wirtschaftwoche. Smaller companies have a lot to gain in the digital era – provided they adopt the right mindset.

Book Review: Responsible Responsive Design

Tim Kadlec

I also have to admit to being thoroughly entertained by many of Scott’s delightfully cheesy one-liners. Yesterday Guy Podjarny published his analysis of the use of responsive design among the top 10,000 websites. He found that adoption jumped from 10.8% to 18.7% over the last year. Another recent survey showed that a hefty 90% of publishers are looking at implementing responsive design. However you want to slice it, responsive design is an increasingly popular technique.

Holiday Web Reading

Tim Kadlec

His style of writing is just so pleasant: conversational, informative and entertaining.

Book Review: Mobile First

Tim Kadlec

The book is interspersed with subtle humor that makes the book not just educational, but entertaining as well. According to a recent report , by 2015 more people in the US will be accessing the Internet using mobile devices than through PCs. If this was the only thing mobile had going for it, it would be enough to justify the need for Luke’s new book ‘Mobile First’. Luke argues that you should design, and build, your mobile experience first.

What I Read in 2018

Tim Kadlec

I think it does a good job of explaining how I felt about Mat’s excellent book: Image Performance is an entertaining, practical introduction to the finer details of image compression and performance online. I had the best of intentions last year. I was going to make it the fourth year in a row of reading more than I did the prior year. More than that, I was going to write detailed reviews of everything I read. Neither of those things really panned out.

Solaris to Linux Migration 2017

Brendan Gregg

I also wrote and published an entertaining SMF manifest that played music. Many people have contacted me recently about switching from Solaris (or illumos) to Linux, especially since most of the Solaris kernel team were let go this year (including my former colleagues, I'm sorry to hear).

Can a Business Rent a Core Capability?

The Agile Manager

Social media is a form of entertainment that shifts people's allocation of their leisure time. Creating new behaviours is more disruptive than being the first to apply technologies established in one market segment into another: streaming video to personal technology on airplanes is interesting, and doubtless it will allow airlines to eliminate in-seat entertainment systems that add weight and burn jet fuel, but it brings established behaviours into a different context.

Come On and Take a Free (Regulatory) Ride

The Agile Manager

Individual anonymity is a contributing factor to protecting those rights, as the individual is free to make decisions - what to do, how to drive, what to eat, what to invest in, what to read, how to be entertained - without fear of repercussion for the choices they make.

Spice up your Analytics: Amazon QuickSight Now Generally Available in N. Virginia, Oregon, and Ireland.

All Things Distributed

MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) is a digital media and content infrastructure provider that powers an ever-growing number of massively popular media and entertainment properties.

Looking for disruption? Don't look to technology

The Agile Manager

To wit: it is a little bit shocking that the highest paid public employee is a professional entertainer , rather than a professional administrator or legislator. The chattering classes would have us believe that technology disrupts. It does not. Socio-economic conditions change to create an incongruity that is ripe for exploitation.

Book Review: Responsive Design Workflow

Tim Kadlec

The book is also sprinkled with plenty of humorous bits—making for a very entertaining read (how often can you say that about tech books?). Responsive design has many challenges. Performance. Tables. Images. Content. Testing. Each of these, and so much more, must be carefully considered. Most of the solutions are still coming together. We are, as some have been apt to say, making this up as we go.

Reflections from DevOps Enterprise Summit 2019 + Day Three Recap


Ranga Muvavarirwa—VP, Entertainment Technology, Comcast, and Jessica Sant, Senior Manager, Engineering, Comcast Interactive Media—were on hand to shatter that perception, providing insights into the earlier days of the company’s transformation.

Capital Structures and Organizational Pathologies: Tech Investments in Slow Growth Equity Funded Companies

The Agile Manager

We don't equate investing in Microsoft with investing in King Digital Entertainment. The volatile nature of tech companies makes them better suited to equity funding as opposed to debt. Equity is high-risk capital: owners are exposed to the upside of growth (you stand to make a lot of money), but also the downside of failure (you stand to lose everything you put in). Debt is not: how much risk is there to the lender when the borrower guarantees a return?

On BDConf 2012: Dallas

Tim Kadlec

Wickedly smart and wildly entertaining – didn’t want it to end — Melissa O’Kane. It wasn’t what I was expecting, but it ended up being just what I needed. When one of the people who attended Breaking Development in Dallas , told me that on the last day of the event, I couldn’t help but smile. Single-track events are awesome, but they’re always a little nerve-wrecking as well. How do you balance code and design, pragmatic and conceptual?

Capital Structures and Organizational Pathologies: Tech Investments in Debt-Fuelled Capital Intensive Companies

The Agile Manager

Suppose that the operating company is in a firefight for market share, where the primary weapons are customer-facing technology (as is happening in retail, entertainment, and, to a lesser extent, airlines - all of which have capital intensive asset-cos side-by-side with cash generative op-cos.).

What I Read in 2017

Tim Kadlec

His point, very Neil Postman-esque, is particularly true in today’s world of entertainment-driven news and fast-moving social networks that I’m increasingly convinced that, by default, only amplify existing biases. Williams book is an example of why the pop-sci genre became so popular in the first place—it’s well-written, well-researched, engaging and entertaining. I spent a lot less time this year on social media.

What I Read in 2016

Tim Kadlec

Wu quotes Herbert Hoover here: It is inconceivable that we should allow so great a possibility for service, for news, for entertainment, for education, and for vital commercial purposes to be drowned in advertising chatter. Ah, the end of the year. A time where my waistline expands as I feast on mountains of holiday sweets and the list of books I want to the read expands just as quickly as everyone shares their favorite reads from 2016.

Expanding the Cloud - Cluster Compute Instances for Amazon EC2.

All Things Distributed

Other industries using Amazon EC2 for HPC-style workloads include pharmaceuticals, oil exploration, industrial and automotive design, media and entertainment, and more. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. Expanding the Cloud - Cluster Compute Instances for Amazon EC2. By Werner Vogels on 12 July 2010 05:00 PM. Permalink. Comments ().

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What I Read in 2015

Tim Kadlec

His style of writing is just so pleasant: conversational, informative and entertaining. It’s that time of year again. The time when readers everywhere post their “best books of whatever-year” and “my favorite books of the year” lists making my pile of books to read grow rapidly. As usual, I’m happy to return the favor.