This past Wednesday evening, at our HQ in New York, Boyle Software’s VP of R&D Lev Gimelfarb gave an excellent TechTalk on his latest development effort: Stacy. It was a fantastic way to reinvigorate our TechTalk series after a long hiatus! We had a good turn out of Boyle Software employees as well as several colleagues, clients, and friends. Pizza was consumed, beverages were imbibed, and we all learned some new things…
In the past couple of years I’ve seen lots of companies and products moving from monolithic applications to microservices world. As large, heavy web services are being replaced, I’ve started looking into products for REST services integration.
Mulesoft seems to be a good place to go for REST services integration and implementation. RAML is racing Swagger to become #1 solution for API design. Their Anypoint platform is making the integration of third party API’s simple and efficient. Using the ability to connect to SAP or ServiceNow platforms makes this solution perfect for wide variety for consumers. Mapping and transforming data capabilities are great bonuses as well.
Noto stands for “No Tofu” or “No More Tofo.” While you might think it’s my latest frustration with a healthy diet, it’s actually the name for Google’s latest attempt to wrestle over 800 natural languages into a single, universal font.
On Wednesday, October 26th, Boyle Software’s VP of Research & Development Lev Gimelfarb will discuss and demo his latest project, called simply Stacy:
Stacy allows creating websites that are served from Amazon S3 cloud service as if they are static websites, while having the site content managed in Contentful CMS. The authors edit the content in the CMS and their edits are automatically published to the statically hosted website without any participation from the site developers. Once the system is setup, for regular content changes there is no need to run any site generators or manually upload any content to the S3. [Source]
The BBC is running an interesting story today about a new study coming out that suggests that women write better code than men. The study – conducted by Comp Sci Department researchers at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and North Carolina State University – has yet to be scrutinized via peer review, but the initial data points to some interesting possibilities as well as some weary, familiar indications of gender-bias.
James Maxwell, of course, but you probably wouldn’t know about them without Oliver Heaviside. Heaviside was the guy who distilled Maxwell’s 20 Equations down to the 4 famous ones we all know. He simplified them, refined them and published them in a better, more easily understood form. And that was all back in the late Nineteenth Century.
From now through mid-April, the New York Historical Society is hosting an exhibit entitled “Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York,” tracing the City’s relationship with computing technology back as far as the 19th century. I am really looking forward to checking this show out, especially the post-WWII machines and memorabilia from the 1964 World’s Fair – which is something of a personal obsession for me. Continue reading
Ars Technica is running an interesting and comprehensive look at the history of USB technology, its challengers over the years, as well as what is coming next to replace it. In an industry as devoted to The Newest/Fastest Thing, it truly is a formidable victory that this connector has been around so long:
… USB isn’t without its problems, but it’s managed to gain and keep wide support from technology companies, and the basic USB Type-A connector found on most computers has stayed the same size and shape for close to 20 years. Considering the patchwork of interfaces it came to replace, that’s no small feat.