Four short links: 30 April 2020

Microservices Problems, GNU Binary Editor, Open-Domain Chatbot, and CopyLeft Conf 2020 Videos

By Nat Torkington
April 30, 2020
Four Short Links
  1. To Microservices and Back Again: Why Segment Went Back to a Monolithmicroservices came with increased operational overhead and problems around code reuse. … If microservices are implemented incorrectly or used as a band-aid without addressing some of the root flaws in your system, you’ll be unable to do new product development because you’re drowning in the complexity.
  2. GNU pokeinteractive editor for binary data. Not limited to editing basic entities such as bits and bytes, it provides a full-fledged procedural, interactive programming language designed to describe data structures and to operate on them. (via Kernel Recipes)
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  4. Blender — Facebook open sourced their open-domain (“can talk about anything!”) chatbot. Human evaluations show our best models are superior to existing approaches in multi-turn dialogue in terms of engagingness and humanness measurements.
  5. CopyLeft Conf 2020 Videos — the schedule has more info on each talk.
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