Month: November 2018

Ecommerce Statistics for 2019 – Chatbots, Voice, Omni-Channel Marketing

Even with limited capital, it’s easy to set up a business nowadays thanks to ecommerce growth. With consumers increasingly relying on online shopping — it is estimated that 95% of purchases will be made online by 2040 — ecommerce is...

/ November 30, 2018

How to Setup DHCP Server and Client on CentOS and Ubuntu

DHCP (short for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a client/server protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address and other related configuration parameters (such as the subnet mask and default gateway) to a client on a network....

/ November 30, 2018

Facebook and Six4Three’s Bikini App Lawsuit Is Getting Ugly

An already head-spinning legal case between Facebook and the developer of a now-defunct app that searched for Facebook users’ bathing suit photos took another series of turns Wednesday. First, The Wall Street Journal reported on a previously redacted court filing,...

/ November 30, 2018

New – AWS Toolkits for PyCharm, IntelliJ (Preview), and Visual Studio Code (Preview)

Software developers have their own preferred tools. Some use powerful editors, others Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) that are tailored for specific languages and platforms. In 2014 I created my first AWS Lambda function using the editor in the Lambda console. Now,...

/ November 30, 2018

5 Essential Tools to Keep Your WordPress Content Marketing Strategy Organized

What’s the main purpose for owning a WordPress site? For some people, the goal is the website itself. They build it because they want to share something important with the audience. When it comes to business websites, however, the idea...

/ November 30, 2018

CFTC Issues Smart Contracts Primer And Swiss Crypto ETP Beats Gold, Crude Oil, And Silver

The market is in green for the second consecutive day, with Bitcoin posting its biggest 24-hour gains in 7 months. Bitcoin closed at $4,257 yesterday, gaining 11.43%. This is the biggest single-day gain since April 2018, when Bitcoin was trading...

/ November 29, 2018

Lazy Loading Images: Complete Guide Plus 3 Ways to Implement It

As functionality and interactivity increase on the web, there has been a steady increase in web page size over the last few years. As of early 2018, the average page size on the internet stood at over 2 MB! How to battle...

/ November 29, 2018

How to Access a Remote Server Using a Jump Host

A jump host (also known as a jump server) is an intermediary host or an SSH gateway to a remote network, through which a connection can be made to another host in a dissimilar security zone, for example a demilitarized...

/ November 29, 2018

AWS Cloud Map: Easily create and maintain custom maps of your applications

Companies are increasingly building their applications as microservices (many separate services that each do a single job). Microservices often allow companies to iterate and deploy more quickly. Many of these microservice-based modern applications are built using various types of cloud...

/ November 29, 2018

New – Hibernate Your EC2 Instances

As you know, you can easily build highly scalable AWS applications that launch fresh EC2 instances on an as-needed basis. While the instances can be up and running in a matter of seconds, booting the operating system and the application...

/ November 29, 2018

Amazon Wants You to Code the AI Brain for This Little Car

Two years ago, Alphabet researchers made computing history when their artificial intelligence software AlphaGo defeated a world champion at the complex board game Go. Amazon now hopes to democratize the AI technique behind that milestone—with a pint-size self-driving car. The...

/ November 29, 2018

Amazon SageMaker Neo – Train Your Machine Learning Models Once, Run Them Anywhere

Machine learning (ML) is split in two distinct phases: training and inference. Training deals with building the model, i.e. running a ML algorithm on a dataset in order to identify meaningful patterns. This often requires large amounts of storage and...

/ November 29, 2018

Amazon Forecast – Time Series Forecasting Made Easy

The capacity to foresee the future would be an incredible superpower. At AWS, we can’t give you that, but we can help you use machine learning to forecast time series in a few steps. The goal of time series forecasting...

/ November 29, 2018

Smart Contracts, Part 2: The Legality

The legality of smart contracts is often ambiguous?—?regulations need to be clarified, and a smart dispute-resolution system must be created. The past few years have seen a global spike in the excitement over smart contracts and the blockchain technology that...

/ November 29, 2018