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    Fog Computing

    Resouce: Wikipedia Concept Fog computing, also called Edge Computing, is intended for distributed computing where numerous “peripheral” devices connect to a cloud. (The word “fog” suggests a cloud’s periphery or edge). Many of these devices will generate voluminous raw data (e.g., from sensors), and rather than forward all this data to cloud-based servers to be processed, the idea behind fog computing is to do as much processing as possible using computing units co-located with the data-generating devices, so that processed rather than raw data is forwarded, and bandwidth requirements are reduced. An additional benefit is that the processed data is most likely to be needed by the same devices that generated…

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    Cloud vs. edge

    Source: Redhat A cloud is an IT environment that abstracts, pools, and shares IT resources across a network. An edge is a computing location at the edge of a network, along with the hardware and software at those physical locations. Cloud computing is the act of running workloads within clouds, while edge computing is the act of running workloads on edge devices. Is an edge part of a cloud? Kind of. Edge devices can contribute to a cloud, if the storage and computing capabilities provided by those devices at the endpoints of a network are abstracted, pooled, and shared across a network—essentially becoming part of a larger cloud infrastructure.  Edge computing is not part of a cloud. What makes edge computing…

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    Edge computing

    Source: Wikipedia Edge computing is a distributed computing paradigm that brings computation and data storage closer to the sources of data. This is expected to improve response times and save bandwidth“A common misconception is that edge and IoT are synonymous. Simply stated, edge computing is a topology- and location-sensitive form of distributed computing, while IoT is a use case instantiation of edge computing.” The term refers to an architecture rather than a specific technology. The origins of edge computing lie in content delivery networks that were created in the late 1990s to serve web and video content from edge servers that were deployed close to users. In the early 2000s, these networks evolved to host applications and application components at the edge servers, resulting in the…

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    Van een garage naar het Googleplex

    Het verhaal van Google begint in 1995 aan de universiteit van Stanford. Larry Page overwoog zijn masteropleiding aan de universiteit van Stanford te volgen en Sergey Brin, die daar al studeerde, was aangewezen om hem rond te leiden. Het schijnt dat ze het tijdens die eerste ontmoeting over vrijwel alles oneens waren, maar een jaar later werden ze partners. Werkend vanuit hun studentenkamers bouwden ze een zoekmachine die op basis van links het belang van afzonderlijke pagina’s op internet bepaalde. Ze noemden deze zoekmachine Backrub. Vlak daarna werd Backrub omgedoopt tot Google. De naam was een woordspeling op het woord ‘googol’, de wiskundige term voor een 1 met 100 nullen,…

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    Open source software

    Eclipse Project

    Reference: Eclipse Projects page About the Eclipse Project The Eclipse Project is an open source project of eclipse.org, overseen by a Project Management Committee (PMC) and project leaders. The work is done in subprojects working against Git repositories. The Eclipse Project Charter describes the organization of the project, roles and responsibilities of the participants, and top level development process for the project. The JDT and PDE are plug-in tools for the Eclipse Platform. Together, these three pieces form the Eclipse SDK download, a complete development environment for Eclipse-based tools, and for developing Eclipse itself. Eclipse Project DevelopmentRelease plans and other information about the Eclipse Project development process. DownloadsDownload the Eclipse SDK, Eclipse RCP, SWT, the Eclipse…

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    When Facing the Unknown, Agility is Your Superpower

    Source: CIO UKIn March, as the number of coronavirus infections grew exponentially across the United States, SkyLakes Medical Center in rural Oregon prepared for an influx of patients. In 48 hours, they renovated and opened an entire floor that had not been used for patient care in years. The city of Buffalo, New York knew its non-emergency and city services hotline was going to be more important than ever. Realizing they needed to field calls while working from home, they routed everything through the University of Buffalo’s managed call system (wow, nice teamwork). If you are a parent, you likely remember the exact moment your child, along with millions of others, was sent home…

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    Open source software

    Open Source Licenses Types

    Every once in a while, community uproar over contentious open source licensing in a popular product will grab headlines, causing all of us to debate what open source licenses are really about. Last year it was the Apache Foundation’s ban of components with Facebook React’s contentious patent clause which caused a stir that sent developers running for the Reddit boards. These past few months, Redis Labs and MongoDB have made changes in the open source licenses of some of their most popular open source databases, leaving many to scratch their heads, highlighting the need to have open source licenses explained in human speak. The simplest explanation is that open source licenses are legal and binding contracts…

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    Open source software

    What is open source?

    The term open source refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible. Source: opensource.The term originated in the context of software development to designate a specific approach to creating computer programs. Today, however, “open source” designates a broader set of values—what we call “the open source way.” Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development. What is open source software? Open source software is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance. “Source code” is the part of software that most computer users don’t ever see; it’s the code…

  • Work from home

    9 Ways to Shake Up Working From Home

    If you’re missing your pre-quarantine work routine, these simple tips can help rejuvenate your work from home experience. Source: PC Magazine UKAnyone newly working from home in the last few months has likely experienced some benefits and some drawbacks to their new situation. Seeing as good news is in short supply these days, I want to focus on the good things here. Working remotely comes with some wildly fantastic advantages. Let’s look at how can we use those advantages to shake up our routines when we feel them stagnating. Recently, I posed this question to some friends, colleagues, and acquaintances: “What changes have you made since working from home that have had…