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Humankind has been storing data for millions of years, as wall paintings, in books and more recently in super-sized data centers. Technological advancements have increased our ability to create and store data. Each day on Earth we generate 500 million tweets, 294 billion emails and 4 million gigabytes of Facebook data. Around 150 years from …

More code smells. No joke. We see several symptoms and situations that make us doubt the quality of our development. Let’s look at some possible solutions. Most of these smells are just hints of something that might be wrong. They are not rigid rules. This is part V. Part I can be found here, Part II here, Part III is here, Part …

Updated for 2021: This post includes updated best practices including the latest from Google’s Best Practices for Password Management whitepapers for both users and system designers. Account management, authentication and password management can be tricky. Often, account management is a dark corner that isn’t a top priority for developers or product managers. The resulting experience …

In a data-driven, global, always-on world, databases are the engines that let businesses innovate and transform. As databases get more sophisticated and more organizations look for managed database services to handle infrastructure needs, there are a few key trends we’re seeing. Here’s what to watch.   Source Google Cloud Blog

Let’s start with an obvious example(example 1): 1. Virus A has an average fatality rate of 10%(1 death per 10 infections on average) 2. Virus B has an average fatality rate of 1%(1 death per 100 infections on average) Which virus is more dangerous towards the majority? If you think that the answer must be …

I’m thrilled to announce Swift Collections, a new open-source package focused on extending the set of available Swift data structures. Like the Swift Algorithms and Swift Numerics packages before it, we’re releasing Swift Collections to help incubate new functionality for the Swift Standard Library. The Swift Standard Library currently implements the three most essential general-purpose …

Schlumberger and Microsoft announced an expanded strategic partnership to accelerate new technologies for the energy industry. The first offering, the Schlumberger Enterprise Data Management Solution for the OSDU Data Platform—a new industry standard for energy data—is available today. Energy companies will now benefit from an OSDU-compliant solution, and the ability to seamlessly connect to the …

Google first achieved carbon neutrality in 2007, and since 2017 we’ve purchased enough solar and wind energy to match 100% of our global electricity consumption. Now we’re building on that progress to target a new sustainability goal: running our business on carbon-free energy 24/7, everywhere, by 2030. Today, we’re sharing data about how we are …

What’s New: Intel today announced that it has signed an agreement with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to perform in its Data Protection in Virtual Environments (DPRIVE) program. The program aims to develop an accelerator for fully homomorphic encryption (FHE). Microsoft is the key cloud ecosystem and homomorphic encryption partner leading the commercial adoption of the technology …

The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five years. 84% of employers plan to expand remote working, according to a World Economic Forum report. The digital revolution means a career change for …