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SE-Radio Episode 319: Nicole Hubbard on Migrating from VMs to Kubernetes

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SE-Radio Episode 319: Nicole Hubbard on Migrating from VMs to Kubernetes

Edaena Salinas talks with Nicole Hubbard about migrating a VM infrastructure to Kubernetes. The discussion begins with an overview of the VM infrastructure at WP Engine. Next, they discussed the characteristics that indicated it was time to consider migrating to a container based infrastructure using Kubernetes. Containers are different than VMs. There are pros and […]

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SE Radio Episode 318: Veronika Cheplygina on Image Recognition

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SE Radio Episode 318: Veronika Cheplygina on Image Recognition

Felienne interviews Veronika Cheplygina about image recognition. The discussion covers: what exactly constitutes image recognition, including categorizing and segmentation problems; fields where image recognition are currently being applied, including medicine, self-driving cars and security, and future applications. The host and guest also cover how to obtain enough and good datasets, and some of the common […]

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SE-Radio Episode 317: Travis Kimmel on Measuring Software Engineering Productivity

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SE-Radio Episode 317: Travis Kimmel on Measuring Software Engineering Productivity

Kishore Bhatia talks with Travis Kimmel on software engineering measuring, communicating and improving engineering productivity, and challenging the widespread belief that engineering is an art. Their conversation covers: measuring engineering impact; key performance indicators (KPIs); development metrics; challenges in building a delivery pipeline with metrics; implementing feedback loops; the key metrics that most engineering teams […]

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SE-Radio Episode 316: Nicolai Parlog on Java 9

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SE-Radio Episode 316: Nicolai Parlog on Java 9

Nate Black talks with Nicolai Parlog about Java 9. Topics include: a timeline of Java features; new patterns enabled by Java 8 lambdas, default interface implementations and how they enable code evolution; how Java 9 takes this further with private default methods; an introduction to Java modules: the Java Platform Module System (JPMS); “launch time” […]

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SE-Radio Episode 315: Jeroen Janssens on Tools for Data Science

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SE-Radio Episode 315: Jeroen Janssens on Tools for Data Science

Felienne interviews Jeroen Janssens on Data Science. They examine what data science is exactly, particularly exploring how it differs from machine learning and statistics. The episode further considers what skills people need to be great data scientists – skills that are related but not always equal to the skills that programming and software engineering require. […]

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