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ADS might make Trucking better for Drivers Instead of Eliminating Jobs

A US DOT and US Department of Labor Analysis of Potential Workforce Impacts predicted ADS (automated driving systems) to gradually eliminate driving jobs in the future. This opinion is shared broadly. For example San Diego news reports ADS could be a threat to trucker jobs. So why hasn’t this happened already? One would think that …

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5G And The Aviation Industry: Why The Rollout Was Problematic And What’s Happening Now

Plane in air with 5G and cityscape background

The aviation industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have raised concerns about potential interference of 5G with sensitive aircraft electronics like radio altimeters

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Enable Swap on SSD Cloud-Based Virtual Hosts

An easy way to get more value from your cloud provider is to enable swap on your SSD-based virtual hosts. “Although swap is generally recommended for systems utilizing traditional spinning hard drives, using swap with SSDs can cause issues with hardware degradation over time. Due to this consideration, we do not recommend enabling swap on …

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What is a Software Development “Envoy”?

Clients face significant barriers maintaining their relationships with software vendors – especially their remote and outsourced teams. An “Envoy” can work as an agent for the client, protecting client interests and ensuring strong performance. Software development can be fraught with misunderstanding, delays and budget overruns*. Why is this? Because software development – especially outsourced software …

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Hadoop and Virtualization? The Future Looks Bright

Dissecting big data with surgical precision and transforming it into valuable business intelligence regardless of its Velocity, Variety, and Volume is the key to successful IT decision-making. Yet, the problem with managing big data is the difficulty of getting it organized under a single infrastructure due to the incredible rate at which it is constantly growing. The pure size, speed of arrival, …

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Vagrant in 2 Minutes – for Windows Users

Since its release 6 years ago in 2010 Vagrant has been a bit of a game changer, and has made our lives, as developers, a whole lot easier. So what exactly is Vagrant for those of you who don’t know? Vagrant is a software that allows you to create, configure and manage virtual development environments. Vagrant …

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Finally Heard … “Sanity” in Mobile Application Development

Finally, a refreshing, and sane way to look at the mobile app development in Dan Kim’s, “Myth debunking: WebViews suck, everything should be native” blog post. Thank you Basecamp. Agree wholeheartedly: You don’t need to be pure native or have 60fps on every screen – to make your customers happy. This leads to an interesting thought: are junior …

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Hybrid Mobile Apps and where Material Design Fits In

I found this article by John McMahon, Starter Inc. very insightful about where Material Design fits into the “battle” of Hybrid mobile development. Ultimately, the weight of native mobile application development is too much… too expensive, too time consuming and too slow. The web must be “brought back to mobile”. It needs to be supported, …

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Mobile is Looking more like the Web

It’s funny. The Web just can’t be kept down, and it’s spirit and character are still alive. But things are definitely different after the mobile revolution started. Here’s a few things I’m seeing: Developers are worn out trying to make apps work everywhere. It’s amazing to think that when you said “app” 8 years ago, …

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