Game changing — From zero to Autonomous Cloud Management today


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The Most Common Mobile Game Testing Concerns for QA Engineers


The mobile gaming market is currently emerging and is likely to continue growing in the next 10 years. The mobile games are becoming an inevitable part of our lives, attracting billions of users in all countries worldwide. mobile performance performance testing mobile gaming

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Third party blame game

Speed Curve

Our third party metrics and dashboard have had an exciting revamp. With new metrics like blocking CPU, you can now see exactly who is really to blame for a crappy user experience. We've also given you the ability to monitor individual third parties over time and create performance budgets for them.

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How to test Desktop Apps and Games?


Game testing is one of the most interesting testing areas, and somewhere that you can find a lot of software testing companies.

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Web Components: The Long Game

Alex Russell

Until now, the only game in town for creating this encapsulation has been to create a tree that’s parallel to the one exposed in the DOM. Mikeal Rogers reached out last week to talk about Web Components , which surprised me, but his follow-up blog post is essential, timely reading.

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In Defense of Humanity—How Complex Systems Failed in Westworld **spoilers**

High Scalability

They think they understand us because they've observed us playing a game. The androids saw humans through a Russian doll set of nested games. The most obvious game was Westworld. Ford had his game. Each game constrains and directs behavior.

Elastic Beanstalk a la Node - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

I spent a lot of time talking to AWS developers, many working in the gaming and mobile space, and most of them have been finding Node.js All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. Elastic Beanstalk a la Node. By Werner Vogels on 11 March 2013 04:00 PM. Permalink. Comments (). well suited for their web applications. With its asynchronous, event-driven programming model, Node.js

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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. Scaling the game to 50x more users required a truly impressive effort from the Niantic engineering team.

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More fun with fast remainders when the divisor is a constant

Daniel Lemire

This is fair game and compilers could use this insight, but they do not do it systematically. In software, compilers can often optimize away integer divisions, and replace them with cheaper instructions, especially when the divisor is a constant. I recently wrote about some work on faster remainders when the divisor is a constant.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 29th, 2019

High Scalability

300,000 games; 13.5 Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Uber's microservice Graph. Thousands of microservices. Crazy like a fox? Or just crazy? ( @msuriar ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For January 4th, 2019

High Scalability

Sometimes 15GB+ updates to video games are in fact necessary and unavoidable 2. Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Solar system? Nope, the beauty is in your head— neural art. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. Need cloud?

Frames Per Second Prefab

The Polyglot Developer

When building a game, it is often a good idea to know your frames per second (fps) during the testing phase. The easiest method to have the frames per second display is to create a prefab that you can recycle across all your game scenes.

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Top Redis Use Cases by Core Data Structure Types


Gaming App Scoreboards: Online gaming apps leverage Redis Sorted Sets to maintain their high score lists, as scores can be repeated, but the strings which contain the unique user details cannot. Redis , short for Remote Dictionary Server, is a BSD-licensed, open-source in-memory key-value data structure store written in C language by Salvatore Sanfillipo and was first released on May 10, 2009.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 8th, 2019

High Scalability

samred : Jorgensen didn't mince words: he blamed the drop in the [EA] series' uptake by the developers' focus on a single-player campaign, as opposed to having a promised battle royale mode ready for fans in time for the game's launch. Wake up!

Take Time To Explain

Professor Beekums

There is this great article about how Kotaku made a post about clever tricks used by game developers and how a number of developers criticized it. Why bother making a post explaining something so basic? Who cares? Apparently lots of people did.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 17th, 2018

High Scalability

” alankay1 : To summarize here, I said I love "Rocky's Boots", and I love the basic idea of "Robot Odyssey", but for end-users, using simple logic gates to program multiple robots in a cooperative strategy game blows up too much complexity for very little utility.

Challenges Testers Face for Testing SMAC


While keeping such reports in mind, organizations in different business areas like retail, banking, finance, insurance, games, etc. An Intro to SMAC. There is a lot of discussion going currently about SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics and the Cloud. SMAC is a new platform with a lot of growth expected in the years to come. Software testing is not only about testing individual parts of the application but also testing the integrated product associated with it.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Performance

Randon ASCII

Here are just a few examples: 90% Faster Game Loads? It doesn’t matter whether the task is flying a plane from London to Seattle, loading a game, or finding a file. In this article a gamer describes a technique they have found for getting a game to load in 50 s instead of 510 s.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 1st, 2019

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Memory module for the Apollo Guidance Computer (Mike Stewart). The AGC weighed 70 pounds and had 2048 words of RAM in erasable core memory and 36,864 words of ROM in core rope memory. It flew to the moon. Do you like this sort of Stuff?

Dynatrace incorporates Hackerone’s bug bounty program into its security playbook


Customers deserve to use a secure product, and Dynatrace has continuously upgraded its game in improving the security of its software. Dynatrace news. We’ve recently joined forces with Hackerone , the industry leader in external bug bounty programs.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For January 25th, 2019

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: My god, it's full of synapses! ( 3D map of a fly's brain ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please go to Patreon and do what comes natural. Need cloud? Stand under Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 (35 nearly 5 star reviews).

Knowledge is power – how your QA/test teams can help you accelerate your value delivery 


As ever, the aim of the game remains the same – to c ontinuously improve and innovate the digital experience of discerning end-users. As the digital demands of the business continue to escalate, software delivery teams are under extraordinary pressure to deliver more work faster.

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Expanding the AWS Cloud – Introducing the AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region

All Things Distributed

We are also enabling some of the Nordics' most successful startups and gaming companies, such as: Bambora, Evolution Gaming, Hemnet, iZettle, KRY, LEO Innovation Lab, Lingit, Lunar Way, Mapillary, Mathem, Mojang, Paradox Interactive, Quinyx, Rovio, Supercell, Tidal, Trustpilot, Tink, and Vivino.

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Exercises in Emulation: Xbox 360’s FMA Instruction

Randon ASCII

We were thinking about releasing a new console, and we thought it would be nice if that console could run the games of the previous console. Years ago I worked in the Xbox 360 group at Microsoft.

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Expanding the Cloud: Introducing the AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

All Things Distributed

A region in South Korea has been highly requested by companies around the world who want to take full advantage of Korea’s world-leading Internet connectivity and provide their customers with quick, low-latency access to websites, mobile applications, games, SaaS applications, and more.

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Data Shapley: equitable valuation of data for machine learning

The Morning Paper

These three conditions mirror the fairness conditions from cooperative game-theory as defined by Shapley (in 1953), and constrain to have the following form: In game theory this is called the Shapley value, so here the authors call it the data Shapley value.

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Native Lazy Loading

CSS - Tricks

Yes yes whatever native lazy loading of images but lazy loading of iframes is gonna be a goddamn game changer for ad tech: [link]. IntersectionObserver has made lazy loading a lot easier and more efficient than it used to be, but to do it really right you still gotta remove the src and such, which is cumbersome.

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Google's New Book: The Site Reliability Workbook

High Scalability

In Chapter 2— Implementing SLOs— there's a detailed example involving the architecture for a mobile phone game. Google has released a new book: The Site Reliability Workbook — Practical Ways to Implement SRE. It's the second book in their SRE series.

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50 ways to leak your data: an exploration of apps’ circumvention of the Android permissions system

The Morning Paper

Unity (the cross-platform game engine) using a UNIX ioctl call to obtain the MAC address of the WiFi network interface. 50 ways to leak your data: an exploration of apps’ circumvention of the Android permissions system Reardon et al., USENIX Security Symposium 2019.

Scaling Amazon ElastiCache for Redis with Online Cluster Resizing

All Things Distributed

Whether it is gaming, adtech, travel, or retail—speed wins, it's simple. To give you some examples, I've been talking to a few gaming companies lately, and their conversations are about the need for speed and flexibility in scaling, both in and out.

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AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors and SQL Server

SQL Performance

AMD has released a game-changing processor family for the server market. On August 7, 2019, AMD finally unveiled their new 7nm EPYC 7002 Series of server processors, formerly code-named "Rome" at the AMD EPYC Horizon Event in San Francisco.

The Top 10 Tips for Better Front-end Website Testing


You need information on your side to stay ahead of the game and on top of the competition. These days everyone knows the importance of front-end site testing and has some basic tools in place to help them – but how do you know if your testing efforts are ideal?

The Future in Visual Computing: Research Challenges

ACM Sigarch

interactive AR/VR, gaming and critical decision making). The tremendous growth in visual computing is fueled by the rapid increase in deployment of visual sensing (e.g. cameras) in many usages ranging from digital security/surveillance and automated retail (e.g.

Making the mark in STEM – the ongoing legacy of “Amazing Grace” Hopper


Technology touches every part of our daily life and there are opportunities to blend technology with every other area of interest be it architecture, art, games, medicine, space, construction – the list is endless and as are the opportunities.”. “I

Database Resolutions for 2018


From the IoT , to 5G , to blockchain , it seems like we’re on the precipice of seeing some truly game-changing technologies come into their own; you don’t want to be left behind when they finally do breakthrough. The New Year brings about the perfect time to start fresh and set some new goals.

The Financialization of Disruptive Technology

The Agile Manager

Cheap capital makes it easy for anybody to enter the innovation game. Deep pocketed investors make it expensive to stay in the innovation game. It's fashionable to champion an investment-oriented model for software development, particularly around exploratory opportunities.

Amazon Makes it Free for Developers to Build and Host Most Alexa Skills Using AWS

All Things Distributed

In a game with memory, you could pause for a few hours and then keep going (like the Wayne Investigation , or Sub War ). Amazon today announced a new program that will make it free for tens of thousands of Alexa developers to build and host most Alexa skills using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Tasktop’s Bookshelf


Recently published, this book is a game-changer that all levels of IT management will find relevant and insightful. “In 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?

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

High Scalability

Each drone is rated with a game mechanic and gets special privileges based on performance (just kidding). Hey, it's HighScalability time: 4 th of July may never be the same. China creates stunning non- polluting drone swarm firework displays.

Expanding the Cloud: Faster, More Flexible Queries with DynamoDB

All Things Distributed

When querying against a composite key, the hash attribute needs to be uniquely matched but a range operation can be specified for the range attribute: e.g. all orders from Werner in the past 24 hours, or all games played by an individual player in the past 24 hours. All Things Distributed.

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Optimizing Performance With Resource Hints

Smashing Magazine

This enables the browser to get ahead of the game and do more work in parallel, decreasing the overall load time. In the same way that prefetching DNS can help the browser get ahead of the game before it sees what’s coming, pre-connecting to a server can make sure that when the browser gets to the part of the page where a resource is needed, the slow work of establishing the connection has already taken place and the line is open and ready to go. <link

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

The Morning Paper

There are legitimate scenarios where the usage is justified, e.g. for navigation or gaming. A case for lease-based, utilitarian resource management on mobile devices Hu et al., ASPLOS’19.

Minivans and marathons

Particular Software

In my experience, personal growth and career progression were a zero-sum game. I see now that the zero-sum game I anticipated upon my return to full-time work was a fallacy. I read the script and performed my lines well.

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