Last week there were a couple of open source releases at AWS. They announced Open Distro for Elasticsearch and Corretto 11 became generally available. This, therefore, seems like a good time to have a slightly broader look at AWS' sometimes contentious relationship with open source.
The TensorFlow Developer Summit was held and has some interesting new announcements. I also mention some of my own thoughts on the idea of machine learning.
A few words about the whole deal regarding Facebook's (and Google's) datamining VPNs, the terrible FaceTime bug, and a couple small items of interest.
TLS Termination for Network Load Balancers might make Classic Load Balancers unnecessary and Amazon WorkLink seems to indicate an even greater focus on the enterprise market.
A single place to configure your backups is available with AWS Backup and Google's Cloud Functions now supports Go.
The holiday period is over and there were a couple of very interesting announcements this week. GitHub now offers free private repositories, AWS has a MongoDB compatible database, and Fargate became a lot cheaper to use.
The first week of the year isn't exactly exciting when it comes to news, so I'll discuss some things from last year. As is so often the case when I'm looking back at a longer period, that means containers and serverless.
My annual look back at the past year, and forward at the coming year.
Australia implements a stupid law regarding encryption and Microsoft announces they'll switch to using Chromium for their Edge browser.
I'm writing this during a 14 hour flight to re:Invent, so once again this is very AWS focused. Several new releases this week include the Route 53 Resolver for Hybris Clouds, the Resource Access Manager, and Predictive Scaling for EC2.
Clearly we're in the lead up to re:Invent as AWS has started releasing the big features that didn't make the cut. Today I'll focus on CloudFormation Drift Detection, Multiple Instance Types in AutoScaling Groups, and Amazon Corretto.
The lead up to re:Invent has started, so we're getting a lot of announcements coming out of AWS. Two very interesting ones last week are the introduction of AMD instance types and Inspector's agentless network assessment.
IBM buys the biggest open source company in the world, and GitHub had a long outage.
Every day AWS releases features that by themselves are often not all that impressive. But when taken together paint an interesting picture of what happens to services. So, let's see what that means this month in terms of love for (traditional) databases as well as containers and Lambda.
On a day where GitHub is having a major outage, what better subject to write about than new GitHub features? So today's subject is the new GitHub Actions and Suggested Changes introduced at GitHub Universe last week.