Blockchain is here to stay

If you haven't heard yet, Blockchain is the new kid on the block. It's the latest talk by all the biggest tech giants. Wikepedia defines it as "a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography". Blockchain acts as an open, distributed ledger, which records and keeps track of transactions between two parties. Everyone within such a decentralized network is able view this shared transaction ledger. In such a setup, data control doesn't belong to one organizaiton.

Is Reactive Microservices truly the answer?

I have had lots of discussions with colleagues, and it is clear that mix feelings exists about the use of microservices. When giant tech companies begin such trends, smaller companies tend to follow swiftly behind. But is converting your applications into microservices truly the answer? Meanwhile the benefits are plentiful, this definitely comes with its challenges as well. Having the expertise to deploy and manage such a setup being at the top of the list.

Top trends shaping IT cloud deployments today

Recent statistics from Forrester Research shows that over 38% of enterprise decision-makers made mention of the fact that they are building private clouds, 32% procuring public cloud services and the remaining percentage working on planning some sort of implementation of cloud deployment in the coming year. It’s almost hard to believe it has been over 10 years since Amazon Web Services kicked off its first cloud computing services. With a run rate currently over $14 billion, I believe they are just getting warmed up. The future of cloud computing is very bright, and I can’t wait to how things are looking in the next 10 years.

Hottest web design trends

When it comes to presenting a killer website, first impressions are as important as meeting a girl on a first date. Nowadays, a video speaks volumes. People don’t like to read much. They want to be able to click on your site and immediately see what message you are trying to pass across. People are now pushing for the following: fewer pages, with more emphasis on the landing page, the use of animations, gifs, video backgrounds, colors that pop out, bold headlines, and last but not the least, content delivery networks (CDNs) to host and deliver static content like videos, pictures, CSS, javascripts, etc.

Machine Learning revolutionizing IoT

So what is Machine Learning? To put it simply, it is giving computers the ability to learn without any explicit programming to do a particular task. Machine learning is the major burning fuel, behind the advancement of IoT for the 21st century. Machine Learning has the following major uses; making data more useful, making IoT more secure, and also broadening the scope of the IoT.

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