Amazon Route 53 Releases Auto Naming API for Service Name Management/Discovery

Previously, to keep track of the names and locations of microservice fleets that scale up and down in real time, you had two choices. Either you had to maintain custom scripts to directly control DNS records and health checks, or you had to deploy and manage third-party software. Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming abstracts away the complexity of managing DNS and health checks by providing a set of APIs for service naming configuration and service instance management.

Now, when a new service instance is registered, you can access it by making a simple DNS query for the service name. Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming uses the multivalue answer routing type, which returns up to eight records in each response to a DNS query. If you defined a health check for the service, Amazon Route 53 returns only the records associated with healthy endpoints. You


Original URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/feedsapi/BwPx/~3/9esDTGX55eE/amazon-route-53-releases-auto-naming-api-name-service-management

Original article

Android 8.1 Oreo

We’ve redesigned many of our popular Google apps to address local needs. Preinstalled on Android Oreo (Go edition) devices, this set of optimized apps includes Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome, and the new Files Go app by Google.With our new and reimagined Google apps, we’ve focused on making them not only smaller, but smooth and fast too. For example, Google Go—a new app to find the information you want—optimizes data by up to 40 percent, weighs less than 5MB in size, and makes it faster to find popular and trending information with a simple, tappable interface. And with the Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), you can quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms, and more with your voice and a single touch of the screen.Our storage-saving features extend beyond the OS to a new file-management app by Google—Files


Original URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/feedsapi/BwPx/~3/Ftgj-w7Vixk/

Original article

Cengage announces unlimited digital subscription

Cengage, the publisher and technology company, is introducing a subscription service that will enable students to access Cengage’s entire digital portfolio for one set price, no matter how many products they use.

The new offer, called Cengage Unlimited, will give students access to more than 20,000 Cengage products across 70 disciplines and 675 course areas for $119.99 a semester. For 12 months’ access the price is $179.99, and for two years the price is $239.99. For students taking three or four courses a semester with assigned course materials from Cengage, the subscription could offer hundreds of dollars of savings a year, versus buying or renting the products individually.

Cengage described the introduction of the Netflix-style subscription service in a press release as a “bold move”; the company has set a strategic goal of being 90 percent digital by 2019. The new strategy is a notable departure from the traditional publishing sales model, which historically has relied on


Original URL: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/12/05/cengage-announces-unlimited-digital-subscription

Original article

Massachusetts launches Mass.gov on Drupal 8

This blog has been re-posted and edited with permission from Dries Buytaert’s blog. Please leave your comments on the original post.
Earlier this year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts launched Mass.gov on Drupal 8. Holly St. Clair, the Chief Digital Officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, joined me during my Acquia Engage keynote to share how Mass.gov is making constituents’ interactions with the state fast, easy, meaningful, and “wicked awesome”.

Constituents at the center
Today, 76% of constituents prefer to interact with their government online. Before Mass.gov switched to Drupal it struggled to provide a constituent-centric experience. For example, a student looking for information on tuition assistance on Mass.gov would have to sort through 7 different government websites before finding relevant information.

To better serve residents, businesses and visitors, the Mass.gov team took a data-driven approach. After analyzing site data, they discovered that 10% of the content serviced 89% of site traffic. This means that


Original URL: https://www.drupal.org/blog/massachusetts-launches-massgov-on-drupal-8

Original article

2017-12-05 16:13:32

Speaking of convolution. I’m trying out the idea of a wizzy editor for GitHub readmes. A simple editor, based on Medium-Editor, so you get styling, lists, heads. I found a plug-in that generates Markdown code. So what I push up to GitHub is Markdown, which is the only style that GH renders as HTML as far as I know. It works. Now the question is how to save the text locally between edits. Ideally it would be in Markdown, but the plug-in can’t turn Markdown into HTML to initialize the editor. There was a thread on the repo for the project where people asked for this but it appears not to have happened. I tried a hack. Use another MD processor to do the initial conversion, and go from there. Hey Markdown is enough of a standard that it appears to work. I love it. PS: I started a thread


Original URL: http://scripting.com/2017/12/05.html#a161332

Original article

You with the law show?

by Elmer Masters
The Legal Information Institute is 25 years old. For a quarter of a
century the organization built by Peter Martin and Tom Bruce at
Cornell has been a beacon for those interested in free and open access
to the law. The LII website provides unparalleled access to decisions
of the Supreme Court of the United States, including oral arguments
via Oyez!, the United States Code, and the Code of Federal
Regulations. LII manages several student led publications at Cornell
that provide valuable analysis of judicial proceedings of the Supreme
Court and the NY Court of Appeals. Its work influences policy on open
access to federal legal information.
But if you’re reading this, you probably already know that. You
probably also know that the work of the LII has provided a blueprint
for legal information institutes around the world as they work to
provide their citizens free and open access to the legal information
that is so key to creating an informed citizenry


Original URL: https://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop/2017/12/05/you-with-the-law-show/

Original article

Toughened up, Linux friendly board-set runs on Skylake-U

VersaLogic’s rugged “Condor” board-set runs on Skylake U-series CPUs, and offers a pair each of GbE, DP, USB 3.0, and mini-PCIe connections, among other I/O. The compact, 95 x 95 x 37 mm Condor is the newest member of VersaLogic’s Embedded Processing Unit (EPU) family of board-sets. Like other VersaLogic EPUs, such as the recent […]


Original URL: http://linuxgizmos.com/toughed-up-linux-friendly-board-set-runs-on-skylake-u/

Original article

Neural Networks in JavaScript with Deeplearn.js

December 5, 2017

Edit this Post on GitHub

A couple of my recent articles gave an introduction into a subfield of artificial intelligence by implementing foundational machine learning algorithms in JavaScript (e.g. linear regression with gradient descent, linear regression with normal equation or logistic regression with gradient descent). These machine learning algorithms were implemented from scratch in JavaScript by using the math.js node package for linear algebra (e.g. matrix operations) and calculus. You can find all of these machine learning algorithms grouped in a GitHub organization. If you find any flaws in them, please help me out to make the organization a great learning resource for others. I intend to grow the amount of repositories showcasing different machine learning algorithms to provide web developers a starting point when they enter the domain of machine learning.

Personally, I found it becomes


Original URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/feedsapi/BwPx/~3/3PeUneJPs8k/

Original article

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: