Four short links: 30 April 2020
Microservices Problems, GNU Binary Editor, Open-Domain Chatbot, and CopyLeft Conf 2020 Videos
- To Microservices and Back Again: Why Segment Went Back to a Monolith — microservices 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.
- GNU poke — interactive 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)
- 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.
- CopyLeft Conf 2020 Videos — the schedule has more info on each talk.