Ken Rimple

Getting started with LLM in the Cloud with Amazon DLAMI EC2 Instances

Large Language Model (LLM) chatbots like ChatGPT are all the rage these days. You may be experimenting with building one of your own using a model runtime engine like Ollama, possibly accessing it with the LangChain API, maybe integrating it with a Vector Database for your custom data and using Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), or … Read More

Using the JetBrains AI Assistant from WebStorm

Generative AI in WebStorm For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve been working as a developer since the 1990s, and so have experienced a ton of different technologies, APIs, and languages. That said, my memory isn’t perfect, and I don’t remember deep details of every library or tool I’ve used, even recently! (Context … Read More

Electron, not a walk in the park

Recently, a project I worked on was considering using Electron as a fallback technology for an initial Progressive Web Application. At the time, the assumption was that since Electron uses Chromium, a browser, it should allow application developers to not only use the features of a PWA but also gain native access to technologies, such … Read More

How to run Apple OS X Sonoma Developer Beta on UTM from OS X Ventura

If you want to run OS X Sonoma, but can’t dedicate a computer to it, you could always install it on the UTM virtual machine engine. This allows you to test out Beta OS X features without taking over your primary machine’s OS. Pre-requisites: A Mac with Apple Silicon running OS X Ventura An Apple … Read More

AWS CodeBuild and Flyway Database Migrations

Are you running a database with RDS? Would you like to manage it via migrations? This article explains how to use AWS CodeBuild to keep a database schema updated using Flyway, an open-source data migrations tool. Configuration is outlined via CloudFormation snippets. An AWS example repository is provided.

The look forward – one consultant’s view on tech trends in 2023

As 2022 comes to a close, here are some of the technologies, patterns and strategies I'm watching for 2023. This list is from my perspective, I'm sure if you poll others here at Chariot they'd have their own. The Big Serverless Push Watching the re:Invent keynote last month, you'd be hard pressed to miss Werner … Read More

Turbopack benchmark numbers questioned by Vite creator, Evan You

In the most recent release of Next.js, an alpha of a rust-based build tool was made available in alpha as a preview. This tool, Turbopack, is written by a team that includes the Webpack founder, Tobias Koppers who recently joined Vercel. Turbopack build performance claims During a presentation by Turbopack engineer Maia Teegarden benchmarks were … Read More

Next.js 13 is released with a new powerful build system and layout engine

Next.js 13 is now available – big changes and a new build system Yesterday Vercel announced Next.js, the latest version of their server-powered React platform. Vercel has been innovating in the JavaScript application server space since their inception in 2013. We had a talk on Next.js in 2017 at Philly ETE from the founder, Guillermo … Read More