Tag Archives: computing

It’s the cloud, stupid

Book Review: AWS Lambda in Action, by Danilo Poccia At work we do regard Amazon as a cloud services provider with a sideline of a bookstore. There’s a push at work to adopt cloud services in general, including where appropriate … Continue reading

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Elasticsearch in Action

Book Review: Elasticsearch in Action, by Radu Gheorghe, Matthew Lee Hinman, and Roy Russo In a previous job I’d come across Solr, but these days, I’m told, Elasticsearch is where it’s at, at least where I work now. Ultimately, both … Continue reading

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Clouded Over

Book Review: Amazon Web Services in Action, by Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig We’re a heavy user of AWS at work; in fact, someone once described Amazon as “a cloud provider with a bookstore on the side”. As such it’s … Continue reading

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MongoDB

Book Review: MongoDB – The Definitive Guide, by Kristina Chodorow I try not to read books in parallel, but a Kindle offer prompted me to shell out for this book, and I wasn’t too keen on taking my tablet to … Continue reading

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Cybergeography

Book Review: Tubes – Behind the scenes at The Internet, by Andrew Blum I have to admit, this was not really the book I had hoped for. I thought it would describe, in a non-technical way, how your device requests … Continue reading

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Go in Action

Book Review: Go in Action, by William Kennedy At work, we are increasingly using Go(lang) as a leaner and faster alternative to Java for our microservices and I felt it would be worthwhile reading up on the subject. Gone are … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing

Book Review: Colossus – Bletchley Park’s Greatest Secret, by Paul Gannon This has been on my shelves for way too long. I’ve discovered that the best way to manage – physically and electronically – is to add to my to-read … Continue reading

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