New Year’s Resolution: Back Up Your Data
Two years ago I wrote about backing up your personal data using cloud services, and specifically using Amazon’s Glacier service. I’m writing this post a couple of weeks after New Year’s Day, a time of year to think about getting into better habits. Let’s take another look at this. Some simple commands that you learn […]
Software-Defined Networking Runs Large Data Centers
Learning Tree’s new Software Defined Networking course just had its test run, and when the course starts running in January, I think it will be a popular one. Software Defined Networking (or SDN) has been a crucial part of telecommunication carrier networking for years, and now a form of it is moving into the data […]
Android User Interface Testing with AWS Device Farm – Part 1
I often get asked about automated testing of user interfaces of Android applications. Amazon released a service on AWS called Device Farm to support user interface (UI) testing, this seems to be a good time to take a look. UI testing can be immensely frustrating due to it’s inherent fragility. It often seems that as […]
What in the World is Docker?
It seems that a lot of people are talking about Docker at the moment. Interestingly though, it seems that relatively few people understand what Docker actually is and when it should be used. As I’ve been working with it recently, I thought I’d share a few of my incites to help lift the veil and […]
Would Encryption Alone Have Prevented the OPM Hack?
The recent breach of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has certainly been big news and the cause of lots of speculation. OPM says they provide over 90% of the Government’s background investigations, over two million each year. Twitter has been busy with comments about how useful the contents of background information would be for […]