What Developers Are Asking About The Open Source Fn Platform For Serverless Computing

On a recent, balmy day in Oakland, California, attendees at DeveloperWeek peppered Chad Arimura with questions about Fn, the open source serverless project he heads.


Become A Software Hero: Top 10 Priorities For Growth-Oriented Developers In 2018

Originally published January 25, 2018 on Forbes The last few years have seen thrilling changes in the software landscape and mushrooming opportunities for coders. Today software developers are critical not just for every enterprise looking to grow, but also for every government or nonprofit organization wrestling with the world’s problems. That means we’ll need software …

For Developers Only: The 7 Big Ideas Behind Oracle’s Open Source, Container-Native Vision

What’s your dream? To get you back to what you want to do: Make things—and collaborate more effectively with ops engineers, rather than having to become a sysadmin yourself. Oracle has just recently open sourced two projects to help with that goal, by making Kubernetes more practical for multicloud, large-scale use cases. Here are seven big ideas behind Oracle’s latest contributions to container-native technology, and how they’ll help you get to your happy place.

Chatbots Help Reach Millions Of First-Time Appliance Buyers In India

In India, if a fan, a microwave, or a toaster burns out, fixing it is of prime importance. “India is still a market where things don’t get thrown into the dustbin,” says Anant Bajaj, joint managing director for Bajaj Electricals Ltd, a lighting, engineering, electric utility, and appliance maker based in Mumbai. Efficiently helping customers, often in rural and remote areas, get a product fixed or installed for the first time is a task that’s perfect for machine learning-based automation.

Insights Screaming To Get Out: Tales From Digital Transformation

A California CIO uses data to help citizens survive earthquakes, landslides, floods, and volcanos; a Dutch executive uses it to visualize solutions to rising sea levels; a Chinese CIO sells the cloud to his culturally risk-averse boss. Data, often hundreds of years old, is the untapped resource for many executives tasked with digitally transforming their organizations.

Conversational UI: Be Ready For The Next Digital Disruption

Many researchers believe conversational AI will soon be developers' first priority, surpassing cloud-native and mobile-first projects in importance. Chatbots—built on a foundation of containerized microservices and connecting to back-end systems via API—are not only an easy way to break into conversational UIs, they’re an onramp to building and training artificial intelligence.