Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer promises to “detect potential defects that are difficult for developers to find,” using machine learning to identify potential problems. But how does it compare to existing rule-based tools? In this post I turn CodeGuru loose on a seven-year-old library that’s in use by 3,000 people, to see what issues it flags.
With version 21, Java got virtual (lightweight) threads. This feature has received a lot of press, but will it actually help you? In this post I review the theoretical benefits of virtual threads, and then show actual results from a benchmark.
Serverless Stack (serverless-stack.com) is another rapid serverless application development platform for AWS. SST (as it is also known) promises to streamline development and allow local debug of AWS Lambdas. It uses the AWS CDK and a set of its own constructs and configuration settings to make building serverless applications easier, and provide a more helpful … Read More
A killer keynote by Cory Doctorow, a lively audience, and lots of new tech: here’s what our team enjoyed most about Philly ETE 2022.
Amazon Redshift’s launch in 2012 was one of the “wow!” moments in my experience with AWS. Here was a massively parallel database system that could be rented for 25 cents per node-hour. Here we are in 2021, and AWS has just announced Redshift Serverless, in which you pay for the compute and storage that you use, rather than a fixed monthly cost for a fixed number of nodes with a fixed amount of storage. And for a lot of use cases, I think that’s a great idea. So I spent some time kicking the tires, and this is what I learned.
Reflecting on another successful year of Philly ETE: the logistics, the community, and the unexpected benefits of being virtual.
Another Charioteer rolls their own security camera system. This time in the cloud, with the shiny new AWS CDK.
I’ve been experimenting with Workspaces for a week now, and have configured an instance for aws re:Invent for those times I want to hack. Coupled with an iPad Air, a bluetooth mouse, and the keyboard case, I have desktop I can pull up anywhere.
I’ve been developing in Java for over 17 years on both client and server side. I don’t get involved with the JVM-based “language wars”, quietly frankly it’s because I’m not overly passionate about programming languages. That’s not to say that I don’t have preferences or enjoy languages it’s just that I choose not to put … Read More
Recently we looked at API Gateway products for a microservices project. The constraints were that on-premise was preferred, low-cost was preferred, and open source would be fine. While we could have built something simple, the thought was that a product would have more in the way of management and monitoring features. We settled on Tyk for the time being. Here is a quick summary of our evaluation.