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September 21, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Introducing The LiveCodes Code Playground

LiveCodes is a groundbreaking code playground with unique features. And it is free too. Currently in Beta. Let's look into it.What? Yet another playground? I thought we had a lot already.But LiveCodes deviates from the standard shape of the usual playgrounds. What are its unique features?

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at September 21, 2023 03:57 PM

Nikos Vaggalis - The PyCon AU and SciPy 2023 Sessions Are Now Online

The talks presented at the 2023 PyCon Australia and SciPy are now available as YouTube playlists. Topics ranged from Data cleaning and visualization to APIs, GUIs and Parallelism.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at September 21, 2023 03:57 PM

Nikos Vaggalis - AWS Lambda Adopts Python 3.11

Recently AWS Lamda switched from Python runtime 3.10 to 3.11, promising a lot of improvement. In which parts?Back in May we had a look at Amazon's adoption of the Python 3.10 runtime intened to take advantage of the performance improvements that version introduced, in both managed runtimes and container images. Python 3.10 enabled the use of the following enhancements when building lambda

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at September 21, 2023 03:55 PM

September 14, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - pg_later - Native Asynchronous Queries Within Postgres

pg_later is an interesting project and extension built by Tembo which enables Postgres to execute queries asynchronously.  Fire your query - but don't forget to check later for the result.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at September 14, 2023 05:48 PM

September 11, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Azul To Tackle Java's Warm Up Issues

Azul's ReadyNow is yet another attempt to tackle Java's warm up issues, on the cloud and large fleets of JVMs or JVMs in containerized environments.Lately a lot of investment has been put into making Java faster to start. This has to do that with Java re-emerging as a major player in the sector of Microservices and Cloud Native applications, due to some great and new language features, optimized

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at September 11, 2023 02:44 PM

September 08, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Test Your Knowledge With The JS Is Weird Quiz

How well do you know JavaScript? Put your knowledge to test with the interactive quiz tailored to devs who think they know it all. It is true that all web applications are directly written or are transpiled to JavaScript. It does really drives the web because it's easy to get started with and with it you can make functional web sites quickly and without much ado.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at September 08, 2023 02:28 PM

August 31, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - The DevOps with Docker Course From Finland

A course by Jami Kousa of University of Helsinki teaches Docker from zero to hero. It's free and self-paced and contains a lot of material you need to work through from start to finish.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at August 31, 2023 05:27 PM

Nikos Vaggalis - Learn To Document Your API Correctly

"API Documentation Best Practices" is a brand new short and free course by APISEC University which looks into why documenting your APIs should be an essential part of your software development cycle and not an afterthought.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at August 31, 2023 03:08 PM

August 30, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Access LLMs From Java code With Semantic Kernel

You can now do this thanks to Microsoft's Semantic Kernel SDK which integrates Large Language Models (LLMs)with conventional programming languages like C# and Python. The Java binding has recently been released too.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at August 30, 2023 04:33 PM

August 28, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Learn To Chat with Your Data For Free

"LangChain: Chat with Your Data" is a brand new free and short course by Harrison Chase, CEO of Langchain himself, to learn how to use LLMs to converse with your own data. With around an hour of content, it is hosted on Andrew Ng's Deeplearning AI platform.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at August 28, 2023 01:02 PM