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Tales of Interest of the Computing and Clouds

FaaSLang

Functions as a Service as a Language:

FaaSlang is a simple open specification intended to define semantics and implementation details around FaaS (“serverless”) functions, gateways and client interfaces (requests from any language / SDK).

Interesting idea, especially as more open source projects jump into the FAAS space. However, vendor lock-in remains a fairly moot issue because a whole lot of serverless as a model is tied in with platform-level events. Hard to abstract elements like kinesis.

Serverless + Modern Agile (pdf)

How will you transform your organization from a feature factory to a product laboratory?

An analysis of how serverless tech can actually make your process more good.

What is a service mesh?

tl;dr: A service mesh is a dedicated infrastructure layer for making service-to-service communication safe, fast, and reliable. If you’re building a cloud native application, you need a service mesh!

Now you know.

TiDB Brings Distributed Scalability to SQL

Yet Another Massively Distributed Database. TiDB is interesting because it is compatible with the MySQL protocol, uses Raft for consensus and RocksDB for data storage.

Serverless SQL Queries

If the idea of running infrastructure is too 2016 for you, you can just Serverlessly run your SQL.

How many datacentres does the world need?

10⁵

Machine Learning is Fun

I nearly grok ML after reading this article.