Tesla released its new Semi truck at a launch event in Hawthorne, California, on Nov. 16. Tesla CEO Elon Musk orchestrated all the pizazz and performance of a typical Tesla … Continue reading Tesla released its new Semi truck
Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is now capable of performing gymnastics. After unveiling a teaser of its SpotMini robot just a few days ago, the company is now back with a new … Continue reading Humanoid robot is now able to do backflips
Inside Alibaba’s smart warehouse where robots do 70% of the work. They can carry up to 500 kg above them around the warehouse floor. They have special sensors to avoid … Continue reading Alibaba’s smart warehouse
Blockchain – what is it?
For those familiar with it, it might surprise you to realize how few people have even heard of it. Blockchain is an extremely promising technology in our endless search for ways to increase computing power, speed and security. By eliminating the “middle man,” both security and speed are automatically increased, which by itself could be considered an incredible increase in computing power. Many startups are going this way. Banks, insurance companies, video games and more are either seriously considering it, or already using it.
During my career, I’ve had to work on the challenge of modernizing several software products. As explained in my article, “Balancing Technical Debt,” we should develop a plan for moving … Continue reading Software Modernization – modernize or move out of the way!
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and marketing are very rapidly changing the way products and services are brought to consumers. The Internet greatly changed the whole playing field of marketing beginning late in the 20th century. Now AI (artificial intelligence) is once again shaking up the field.Much has been said and many dollars have changed hands as marketers have claimed to have found the “secret.” What secret is that?
Artificial Intelligence and Music Will AI produce really good music or even music that is merely a commercial success in the moment? Can computer brains put composers and musicians out … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Music
ChatBots, once the product of inventive sci-fi writers (such as Arthur C. Clarke’s HAL, the “sentient” computer), may be one of the most useful customer service inventions for business of modern times. While computers, software and the myriad of apps that have been produced (is there an app for that?) have greatly improved many areas […]
A Time Series Database – how do I choose? A Time Series Database (TSDB) is defined simply as a software system that is designed to handle time series data the … Continue reading Time Series Databases
Handle the Future – can you handle where we’re going? Handle is a four legged, two wheeled research robot by Boston Dynamics that can run, jump, weave, climb, lift, carry … Continue reading Handle the Future – can you handle where we’re going?
Docker for DevOps is like VM on steroids. Actually, it’s different and it’s better. Generally. But can containers actually replace virtual machines (VM)? What is Docker? Read on. While … Continue reading Docker and DevOps – can containers really replace virtual machines?
What are the duties of a CTO? In the course of this article we are going to highlight the relevant duties of this official as it relates to the betterment … Continue reading What a CTO – Chief Technology Officer does?
Microservices Architecture – Microservices : what are they, what can they do for you and what do you need to be aware of? In software engineering, microservices – or micro-services … Continue reading Microservice Architecture
Are you employing a DevOps strategy? DevOps : Market and Tools DevOps has changed the market and also the tools we use in the software industry. Gone are the days … Continue reading Are you employing a DevOps strategy?
Balancing Technical Debt with Business Constraints – The toughest task for the CTO? In software engineering, balancing technical debt with business constraints is possibly the toughest job for the Chief … Continue reading Balancing Technical Debt
The CTO, Manager and Bandmaster (Parts 1 & 2) Part 1 Importance of the rhythm According to Hector Berlioz, the essential qualities of a conductor are “to hear and see, … Continue reading The CTO, Manager and Bandmaster