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Machine Learning: they come in peace!

By Vitor Calil Silva on 20-12-2019 14:53

Hello! Before we get to the Machine Learning topic, we need to talk a bit about Artificial Intelligence.

Why?

AI is the top layer of this whole process, while Machine Learning is a subset of it, and Deep Learning is a subset of ML (we are going to cover Deep Learning in another blog post soon, don’t worry).

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Gender Equality @ Syone

By Tiago Veríssimo on 13-12-2019 18:19

One of the big discussion points during the last few years was Gender Equality. Melinda Gates’ Equality Can’t Wait website state that “At the rate we’re going, it will take 208 years to achieve gender equality in the U.S.”. In Portugal, as far as we know, we don’t have those numbers, but our feeling is that it shouldn’t be that far…

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Top 5 Takeaways from Open Source Lisbon 2019 by La Redoute

By Antoine Craske on 09-12-2019 13:56

By Guest Author Antoine Craske, Engineering Center Director @ La Redoute.

La Redoute was present at Open Source Lisbon 2019 for the 17th Edition, organized by Syone, last 4th of October. Open Source Lisbon is an event dedicated to the open source universe for business and developers, providing to attendees the opportunity to learn about open source ecosystem, solutions and case-studies. Last year, Benoit Dumont and Antoine Craske took the chance to present Cerberus application deeply linked to La Redoute website tests. On this edition, the conference followed the same organization having two tracks. One for the main conferences for general topics, and another one dedicated to the technical workshops. In addition, the event was available in live streaming.

Topics: Open Source
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Public Money? Public Code!

By Alexander Sander on 06-11-2019 12:28

By Guest Author Alexander Sander, EU Policy Manager @ FSFE and speaker @ Open Source Lisbon 2019

Digital services offered and used by our public administrations are the critical infrastructure of 21st century democratic states. In order to establish trustworthy systems, public bodies must ensure they have full control over the software and the computer systems at the core of our state digital infrastructure.
Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives; and it is important that this technology empowers rather than restricts us.

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7 min read

Kubernetes: WTF (working the functionalities)

By Vitor Calil Silva on 11-10-2019 16:11

If you are curious about knowing the functionalities and benefits of using Kubernetes you got to the right article. So, come onboard and let’s dig in!

You can also check the audio version:

Modern applications are increasingly built using containers  such as microservices packaged with their dependencies and configurations. Kubernetes or k8s for short, is open-source software for deploying and managing those containers. With Kubernetes, you can build, deliver and scale containerized apps faster.

As Opensource.com notes, "Today, Kubernetes is a true open source community, with engineers works from Google, Red Hat, and many other companies actively contributing to the project."

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11 min read

Cloud Migration: should I stay or should I go?

By Vitor Calil Silva on 11-10-2019 15:55

This time, I brought a subject that was one of the main topics on the Azure Essentials Workshop that we did with Microsoft: cloud migration!

What is Cloud Migration?

Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications or other business elements to a cloud environment.

What companies usually do is to relocate most of its computing assets to the cloud, and some applications and services still remain on-premise. You probably heard about hybrid cloud too, in this option, you can go for both public and private cloud environments, that also includes on-premise computing assets.

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Containers: all you need to know (AND AVOID)

By Vitor Calil Silva on 15-07-2019 11:58

Everyone is talking about containers and app modernisation, right? It’s not just because it’s a trend but is actually a big improvement for DevOps team on how to work and how to optimize their time and experience on a project.

So, in this article you’ll find out more about containers, containerisation, app modernisation, an example of a solution for your business and more.

What are Containers after all?

Containers are self-contained apps that provide a standard way to package your application's code, configurations, and dependencies into a single object.

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5 min read

Cloud solutions: 7 reasons to go for it (the #6 is amazing)

By Vitor Calil Silva on 12-07-2019 18:27

Nowadays, to join or to be part of the Digital Transformation Era is a crucial to any business strategy. And one of the most important steps you need to consider is how to explore the cloud correctly. With so many cloud solutions in the market, we decided to write this article to help you realize that cloud services are the wisest decision for your business.

With the right cloud solution (or solutions) you should be able to engage your customers, transform products, optimize your operations, empower your employees and save money.

So, let us show you some reasons why you should migrate to the cloud.

Enjoy the reading!

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Best Open-Source Productivity Tools

By Tiago Veríssimo on 18-03-2019 17:58

If there is a buzzword going through a greater moment than “open source” it would probably be “productivity”. If you’re not hacking your productivity, improving it or replicating the tips and secrets of at least 10 highly-productive people then you’re getting left behind (or you were really lucky on your LinkedIn feed)!

Happily, open source productivity tools can help you. While most big companies operating in these areas are either expensive or restrict, the open source alternatives provide great accessibility and power. Best of all, whether you’re a freelancer trying to get work done in your own time, a small business aiming to cut costs or an enterprise organisation wanting complete control, the same solutions can work on any cases.

Here we’ll run through a selection of some of the best open source productivity tools available today and how exactly they might be able to help you.

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3 min read

Why choose Open Source?

By João Dias on 18-02-2019 17:58

Considered as an amazing software, Open Source code has many reasons to be used. You might consider them to consuming, publishing, collaborating on, or supporting open source. There are several causes to choose Open Source. Mainly if your software needs to be updated. We are going to mention some reasons why you should choose this software.

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