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Category: Computer Engineering

Solving Manageability Challenges with Nuage

Matrix: The columns representing Service1..N denote LinkedIn’s large-scale services like Kafka, Samza, Ambry, Venice, Espresso, etc. Each of the rows in the matrix represents a generic feature that the Nuage team has built to efficiently manage such massive systems.   Let’s dive deeper into some of the generic features that we have abstracted out and built in the last few years. These features by themselves are scalable, fault-tolerant, adaptable, cross-service pluggable, and used extensively within LinkedIn by product teams. Resource provisioningNuage…

How Slack Built Shared Channels

By Yingyu Sun and Mike Demmer, with contributions from the Shared Channels Team Slack was originally built to be the collaboration hub for the work within your company. As the network of companies using Slack for internal work grew, we saw the value of allowing different companies to collaborate together in one channel. We’re now making shared channels available to all customers! A shared channel is one that connects two separate organizations. You no longer need to go back and…

Facing Google In Your Living Room

An article on cnet.com recently described how Google’s new smart assistant, called Google Nest Hub Max, uses facial recognition technology to tell who is talking with it.  This feature has raised privacy concerns, as Google has admitted that they reserve the right to upload facial data from it to the cloud to help improve “product experience.”  But whatever Google does legitimately, a hacker might be able to do too, and so we are approaching a time when the telescreens of…

A Letter from Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn

Cloudflare’s three co-founders: Michelle Zatlyn, Lee Holloway, and Matthew Prince To our potential shareholders: Cloudflare launched on September 27, 2010. Many great startups pivot over time. We have not. We had a plan and have been purposeful in executing it since our earliest days. While we are still in its early innings, that plan remains clear: we are helping to build a better Internet. Understanding the path we’ve taken to date will help you understand how we plan to operate…

MU’s Guidoboni pens unique, interdisciplinary textbook

Giovanna Guidoboni is an expert in computational modeling, particularly when it comes to fluids. She’s done extensive work related to fluids in the body, particularly blood flow in the whole cardiovascular and in specific organs, including the eye. Photo by Liz Lannin. What do you do when there’s no textbook that fits the exact, unique nature of your course of study and research? You write your own. Giovanna Guidoboni, MU professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and professor of…

WebDo Review – A Free Website Design Solution

If you’re looking for a free website design solution which also takes care of all the technical aspects, such as hosting, domains, and more, then Webdo.com might be what you need. Today we’ll take an in-depth look of the WebDo platform – a recently launched Cloud website builder. We’ll analyse its features and see what it has to offer especially for those of you who are just starting their online business and prefer a free hosting solution until the business…

How Castle is Building Codeless Customer Account Protection

This is a guest post by Johanna Larsson, of Castle, who designed and built the Castle Cloudflare app and the supporting infrastructure. Strong security should be easy. Asking your consumers again and again to take responsibility for their security through robust passwords and other security measures doesn’t work. The responsibility of security needs to shift from end users to the companies who serve them. Castle is leading the way for companies to better protect their online accounts with millions of…

RJI announces criteria for Student Innovation Competition 2020

  Team Six Flags won the 2019 Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition. Deepfake videos, fabricated photos and audio are among the biggest challenges the news industry faces today as it tries to keep the public informed with accurate information. In the U.S., lawmakers have considered legislation against false images, but how long will it take for policies to be implemented and will they be able to solve the problem? This year’s RJI Student Innovation Competition challenge is to create a program, tool or…

Reimagining Experimentation Analysis at Netflix – Netflix TechBlog

Toby Mao, Sri Sri Perangur, Colin McFarland Another day, another custom script to analyze an A/B test. Maybe you’ve done this before and have an old script lying around. If it’s new, it’s probably going to take some time to set up, right? Not at Netflix. ABlaze: The standard view of analyses in the XP UI Suppose you’re running a new video encoding test and theorize that the two new encodes should reduce play delay, a metric describing how long…

Award-winning Mizzou research seeks to detect apnea effects

Omiya Hassan and Samira Shamsir took home the top prize in the student contest at the IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems for their project, “Smart Infant Monitoring System Capable of Detecting Apnea, Seizure and Other Activities.” Photo courtesy of Omiya Hassan and Samira Shamsir. A novel sensor prototype designed to noninvasively detect sleep apnea in infants recently earned a pair of Mizzou Electrical Engineering & Computer Science graduate students a couple of major accolades from the Institute…