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Media Giant Migrates From Bare Metal to AWS

A global media and technology company based in Philadelphia serves tens of millions of customers. Recommendation engines, machine learning and artificial intelligence are powered by algorithms. A lot of it is now happening in the cloud. A Chariot team led by Eric Snyder is helping to move and process all that data. They’re migrating it to the Amazon Web Services cloud. The data went from relatively inflexible servers to an elastic environment that scales up or down as needed. The…

Comparing Infrastructure Tools: A First Look at the AWS Cloud Development Kit

My background is as a developer, so when I think of “devops” and “infrastructure as code” I look for the loops and conditionals of a Turing-complete language. Unfortunately for me, popular devops tools lean toward a declarative format: you describe the environment that you want, and the tool makes whatever changes are needed to achieve that goal. In the past, when I felt that I needed to express infrastructure as “real” code, I would turn to cfndsl, a Ruby gem…

Kotlin Coroutines for Android Apps

Chariot’s own Rod Biresch contributes to the Ray Wenderlich Android team with his first new content tutorial “Kotlin Coroutines Tutorial for Android : Advanced“. Rod took on the assignment to create a tutorial to give readers more in-depth knowledge of Kotlin Coroutines and how to best use them in Android apps. Coroutines have been implemented in various programming languages for decades. A problem they address is how to efficiently perform asynchronous work with a finite set of resources. At a…

Watching Avengers with Subtitles: A Lesson in Accessibility

While watching Avengers: Infinity War for the tenth time (I’m a bit of a fan), I had this realization: designing for accessibility not only helps those with special needs but when done properly it enriches the experience for everyone. I’ll explain… In case you’ve missed the 20 plus Marvel movies released in the past ten years, they’re quite awesome, and I highly recommend checking them out. With the release of each movie, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is enhanced with details…

This Philly conference scans the horizon of what’s next in enterprise technology

This post was featured in Technically Philly on May 23, 2019. It was co-written by Chariot Solutions’ CMO Tracey Welson-Rossman, and Comcast’s Audrey Troutt.  If you happened to be looking for your software development team on April 23 or 24, you may have noticed it was very quiet in that part of your office. That’s because more than 550 Philadelphia-area software developers and engineers were attending the Philly Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (ETE) conference. This conference has been taking…

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