The objective: automatically deploy the Natural Language Processing (NLP) Python library on Spacy.io on AWS’ EC2 while creating the entire supporting infrastructure (VPC, some SubNets, LoadBalancers and so on).   Why would you do this if you can do it using…

Easily create a cloud batch job using AWS and Boxfuse

I was looking for a way as simple as AWS Lambda to run a batch job on AWS. These were my requirements: fully automated compilation, deployment and scheduling Not with Docker, it’s too much hassle for what I want to…

Interesting to see how the top ten is changing Facebook and Amazon entered the top ten full force IBM is probably on it’s way out Google tops Apple 8 out of 10 companies are technology companies [listly id=”1Ab0″ layout=”full” per_page=”25″ show_item_numbers=”false”…

After a long period on the rumour mill, something significant finally happened yesterday: Bitstamp, a bitcoin exchange start-up got its license to operate as a fully regulated payment institution (PI) in Luxemburg. This is significant for three reasons: This will…

I’ve always had the impression that the microservices movement was trying nothing more than to apply SOA with common sense. Meaning, applying SOA without going overboard with tooling, for instance. And without the militaristic top-down approach. Etc. Martin Fowler put…

In an interesting article on TheInformation.com, Tom Dotan published the following chart: It shows the big lead Google has over its competitors in the mobile space regarding Average revenue per user (ARPU). Tom Dotan also uncovers that the industry is…

November 14th I gave a presentation on the Internet of Things to students in their final year at the Karel De Grote Applied University of Antwerp. The preparation was an interesting journey for me. It (re-)confirmed that there is traction,…