Release: Kubernetes 1.12

Kubelet TLS Bootstrap and Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS) Move to General Availability – Kubernetes Blog

Author: The 1.12 Release TeamWe’re pleased to announce the delivery of Kubernetes 1.12, our third release of 2018!Today’s release continues to focus on internal improvements and graduating features to stable in Kubernetes. This newest version graduates key features such as security and Azure. Notable additions in this release include two highly-anticipated features graduating to general availability: Kubelet TLS Bootstrap and Support for Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS).

Source: Kubernetes 1.12: Kubelet TLS Bootstrap and Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS) Move to General Availability – Kubernetes

The Practical Dev auf Twitter: "Chapter 1: Databases with cool-sounding names https://t.co/b2JInDApCn"

There is always that one guy in the development department, that knows that one database that’s the coolest|smartest|sexiest technology on planet earth. It scales, has best read and write performance and lowest latency and whatever. For an use case of 2000 rows.

The practical dev nails it:


Update: Apache Cassandra – WAT – Cassandra: Row level consistency #$@&%*!

Symantec will Sicherheitsanbieter Lifelock übernehmen

Digitalisierung verlagert vieles Alltägliche ins Internet, und die Unsicherheit um den Umgang mit dieser neuen Situation wird von Sicherheitsfirmen schon lange ausgenutzt. Nun will Symantec offenbar Schutz vor Identitätsdiebstahl anbieten und dazu einen umstrittenen Anbieter übernehmen:

2,3 Milliarden US-Dollar will Symantec zahlen, um sich mit einem Anbieter für Schutz vor Identitätsdiebstahl zu verstärken. Die Firma namens Lifelock musste aber schon zwei Millionenstrafen wegen nicht gehaltener Werbeversprechen zahlen.

via: Symantec will umstrittenen Sicherheitsanbieter Lifelock schlucken | heise online

Go best practices

Peter Bourgon has some experience with go, and he shares this on his website. Go is a language developed at Google 2007 and released to the public in 2009. In first place, this is fairly unrelated, but we’re currently evaluating go as a language for an IoT project, which makes it fit the topic of this blog.

Even though go does a great job providing a newbie with an environment to get started, there are experiences you can avoid making, listening to somebody that did it before.

via: Go best practices, six years in

Revolv Smart Home Service being shut down

Remember the Revolv home automation hub? Probably not. The device was released in late 2013, and while fantastic, it largely flew under the radar before Google’s Nest division bought the company,…

Well, neither do I remember the Revolv devices, and they’re apparently out of sale since they were acquired by Nest/Google. Now that their cloud service is being shut down, they make a good point for open standards though. Without the possibility to operate them further and their manufacturer out of business, the hardware will only be good as a doorstop starting May this year.

via: TechCrunch

Is cloud computing truly, truly disruptive?

“Disruption” is one of those words that has been overused, being applied to every little product or service that comes to market, or every new company that emerges. Cloud computing and digital technologies, for example, are branded by many as “disruptive.” New services and business models sweeping through markets, such as Uber and Airbnb, are […]

Turns out, no, the cloud itself ain’t disruptive. But the availability of on-demand computing resources enables businesses to come up with ideas more easily and the service based approach disrupts businesses.
via: Is cloud computing truly, truly disruptive?

Usborne releases its classic 1980s computer programming books

Learn programming with Usborne Publishing‘s 1983 “Introduction to Machine Code for Beginners“. The classic books have been released as PDF under the only restriction to link to their pages: Usborne’s computer and coding books.

The PDFs available include:

The release happened to promote the publishers new board book for small children to get started with computing: Lift-the-Flap Computers and Coding (affiliate link) and Coding for Beginners (affiliate link).

via: Boing Boing:

Jindo Fox writes, “A few years ago, Cory linked to some wonderful pictures in Usborne’s 1983 classic Introduction to Machine Code for Beginners. Usborne has made PDF copies available of…