Embarking on the journey to fine-tune large language models (LLMs) can often feel like setting sail into uncharted waters, armed with hope and a map of best practices. Yet, despite meticulous planning and execution, the quest for improved performance doesn’t always lead to the treasure trove of success one might anticipate. And I know you … Read More
Hiring good candidates is difficult. After nearly 40 years in this business, and interviewing hundreds of candidates, I’m not going to claim that I have the answer. Just some ideas.
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
If you’re one of those people who left Java before it got into functional programming with Lambdas and Streams, we’ve got news for you.
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
This month marks our 20th anniversary, and we’re celebrating by looking back on how we started Chariot, how we’ve grown and what we’ll do in the future. I’ve been with the company for 15 of those 20 years. Our founder, Mike Rappaport, recently posted a great history of the company that covers our overall philosophy, … Read More
It’s been a week since CVE-2021-44228, a remote code execution vulnerability in Log4J 2.x, hit the world. Hopefully by now everybody reading this has updated their Java deployments with the latest Log4J libraries. But no doubt there’s another vulnerability, in some popular framework or library, just waiting to make its presence known. This post is about Cloud features that act to minimize the blast radius of such vulnerabilities.
At Chariot, we know that having flexibility for our consultants in terms of where they work is good for our business and our clients.
After years as a founder, mentor, and entrepreneur, Tracey Welson-Rossman chronicles her experience with her first product-driven business.
When you’re planning to develop a mobile app the second most important decision you’ll ever make is selecting a technology to use (first being the content of the app) Ideally you’d want a version of your app for both iOS and Android and so there are really only 3 choices you have in 2021: 1. … Read More