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This week in diversity: Welsh goalkeeper shoots and scores, but trashfire facepalms at Apple and Uber

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:25:06 +0000

Neville Southall made 578 appearances for Everton Football Club. He also played for Wales, winning 92 caps between 1982 and 1998. Now – Football isn’t exactly known as a hotbed of understanding on LGBTQ issues, so it’s been heart-warming to say the least, this week, to see his big, open, heart at work. Earlier this

Java ecosystem, 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 20:18:02 +0000

Having appeared on the main stage at Oracle Open World for the Java One keynote this week I have some thoughts. I was introduced by Mark Cavage, VP Product Management at Oracle as “Mr Java Renaissance.” Absurd obviously, but I would accept that RedMonk has done a better job of understanding Java past, present, and

Veritone – consolidating all the AI/ML engines

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:37:59 +0000

I met an AI/ML startup called Veritone yesterday at Oracle Open World – it has an interesting proposition. We tend to hear people advocating the collection of as much data, from as many sources, as possible in order to make better data-driven decisions. But we should be careful – one of the themes that emerged

Yet Another Fn container-native serverless framework

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:21:08 +0000

During the Java One keynote today Oracle announced The Fn Project, a new serverless framework written in Go, but initially supporting Java as a first class language. The development was led by Chad Arimura, VP Software Development, and founder of pioneered the idea of serverless for messaging-based apps, but didn’t achieve significant traction.