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Category: Computer Engineering

Automated Canary Analysis at Netflix with Kayenta – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

by Michael Graff and Chris Sanden Today, in partnership with Google, we have open sourced Kayenta, a platform for Automated Canary Analysis (ACA). Kayenta leverages lessons learned over the years of delivering rapid and reliable changes into production at Netflix. It is a crucial component of delivery at Netflix as it reduces the risk from making changes in our production environment. In addition, Kayenta has increased developer productivity by providing engineers with a high degree of trust in their deployments.…

Tumblr Engineering — A Big New Beautiful Future for the Web at Tumblr

As a platform that prides itself on being a home for artists and creatives alike, it only makes sense that we allow our users to fully customize their Tumblrs to fully express themselves. Here at Tumblr, the world is your oyster not only in terms of looks but also in how you create your theme. I wanted to demonstrate how you too can develop a theme using Redux and React. Since there are plenty of docs and tutorials on how…

Testing our Confidence: Scaling Software Quality with Automated Testing

As Wayfair’s business has scaled, so too has the size of our engineering teams – not to mention the complexity of the software features we’re building. At the same time, moving quickly in the global tech landscape has never mattered more. As a modern tech company, one simply cannot afford to slow down the rate of feature delivery. While it’s fairly easy to rollback and recover from a broken build, it’s not entirely without pain. As we have more and…

Fly with individually air-conditioned seats

The Aviation Double Seat features a combination of seat ventilation by means of fans and thermal regulation by seat heating. Credit: Gentherm GmbH In cooperation with its partner Gentherm, Fraunhofer has developed an air-conditioned business class seat (Aviation Double Seat). The seat features a combination of seat ventilation by means of fans and thermal regulation by seat heating. This leads to an optimal temperature control of the seat surface as well as a continuous moisture removal. The result is a…

First dynamic spine brace—robotic spine exoskeleton—characterizes spine deformities

The Robotic Spine Exoskeleton consists of two six-degrees-of-freedom parallel-actuated modules connected in series, each with six actuated limbs. Each module controls the translations/rotations or forces/moments of one ring in three dimensions with respect to the adjacent ring. Credit: Sunil Agrawal/Columbia Engineering Spine deformities, such as idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis (also known as “hunchback”), are characterized by an abnormal curvature in the spine. The children with these spinal deformities are typically advised to wear a brace that fits around the torso…

Adding DNS-Over-TLS support to OpenWRT (LEDE) with Unbound

If you want to skip ahead to instructions, scroll to the next section. But I, like a TLS handshake, am very verbose so please enjoy this opener. Imagine this scenario – I’m at a restaurant and need to have a private phone conversation but unfortunately my phone’s battery is drained. To get around this problem, I borrow my friend’s phone and dial the number – to protect my privacy I walk outside. When I’m done with the call, I come…

Tefal’s Air Purifiers for Clean Air at Home

Air Pollution is standing on the brink of emergency level in most cities of India. This is affecting not only the air outside but our homes as well where we feel safe inside the closed doors of our abode. We tend to think of air pollution as something which is outside of our homes but the air inside our homes or offices can be more polluted than the air outside. There is no denying to the fact that outside pollution…

Facebook’s Role in a Democracy

Over the last several weeks, the social media giant Facebook has been on the hotseat for its dealings with a consulting firm called Cambridge Analytics.  Evidently, Facebook shared the data of more than 80 million of its users with the firm, which was working for the Trump election campaign at the time.  The details are rather murky and one’s view of this particular breach depends on one’s political affiliation.  So rather than get down into the mudpit to sling more…

Depression negatively impacts heart and stroke patients — ScienceDaily

Depression, even when undiagnosed, can have many negative effects on cardiovascular patients, including poor healthcare experiences, more use of healthcare resources and higher health costs, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in quality of care and outcomes research in cardiovascular disease and stroke for researchers, healthcare professionals and policymakers. About one-fifth of cardiovascular disease patients suffer from depression. “While…

Speaker and Audio Systems for your Home

In order to get the most out of your speaker system, it is very important for you to know how to use it to its full potential. Speakers alone are responsible for providing incredible sound clarity and pitch making purchasing good quality speakers an essential component to creating the optimum sound experience. If you wish to get the most out of your speakers, this post will offer some tips and suggestions which will help to provide you with great audio…