Google decided to make Maps its next billion dollar business by raising prices 14 times and decreasing free usage limit almost 30 times, all with minimal notice period. Fortunately, the move energised map competitors.
Google, like all major internet companies, often participates in building new subsea cables because it wants to own the connectivity between its data centers around the world. Those cables are typically built and owned by a consortium of companies (and sometimes shared by competitors).
Testing is a controversial topic. People have strong convictions about testing approaches. Test Driven Development is the most prominent example. Clear empirical evidence is missing which invites strong claims. I advocate for an economic perspective towards testing.
US senators Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether internet-connected smart TVs violate viewers’ privacy, Ars Technica reported. The New England Democratic senators wrote to FTC chairman Joseph Simons to express their concerns.
It turns out quantum computing is one of the few things US politicians can agree on. A bipartisan effort over the past few months has led to the formation of an Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) subcommittee focused on quantum technology.
Container security is top-of-mind for any organization adopting Docker and Kubernetes, and this open source security guide is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to learn how to implement a complete open source container security stack for Docker and Kubernetes.
It’s time for us to admit what we have all known is true for a long time; NoSQL is the wrong tool for many of the modern application use cases, and it’s time that we move on. NoSQL came into existence because the databases at the time couldn’t handle the scale required.