Kyle Banks

Filed Under #architecture

TensorFlow is a modern machine learning framework that provides tremendous power and opportunity to developers and data scientists. One of those opportunities is to use the concept of Transfer Learning to reduce training time and complexity by repurposing a pre-trained model.
docker stats is a useful command to get an overview of the resource usage of your running Docker containers. For instance, you can see the current memory, CPU, and network usage of your containers.
Since I personally dislike having unnecessary extras in my URLs, I always avoid file extensions like .html on my sites. This poses a problem with S3, because the built-in request rewrite tools are cumbersome and not overly flexible.
Maintaining locks across a cluster of application instances, be it multiple threads on the same server, or different servers altogether, is an often underestimated piece of developing clustered applications. It's relatively straightforward but there are some gotchas to look out for when implementing your distributed locking mechanisms.
Alpine Linux is a popular Linux distribution that is incredibly light-weight: approximately 5MB only. Deploying with Alpine is beneficial because downloading the Docker image is extremely fast, and you have no extra overhead from running services in your container that you don't need. Luckily the official golang Docker image has an Alpine variant that we can use, so adapting Alpine for our needs is going to be straightforward.
With AWS Auto Scaling Groups, you have a lot of options regarding how you scale, determining instance health, and where and how you launch your EC2 instances. One piece of the auto scaling configuration that I find myself frequently modifying from the default is the Health Check Type.
So you've written a Go application and you're ready to distribute it to your users, but how do you support platforms other than the one you develop on? Sure you could go out and buy a machine or lease a server of the target type, compile your application on there, and take the binary - but who wants to do all that? Not only is that costly, inefficient, tough to automate, but it's just an overall nightmare. Well luckily the solution is no-where near as complicated as that, as Go comes with cross-compilation support built in since version 1.5.
While deploying Docker containers on Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk is about as easy as it gets, it can be a little tricky to debug the container. For example, you may want to tail the logs, or open a shell inside the container to see what's going on.
The many previous versions of this blog always had an actual backend - from Grails, to Django, to Node.js - with an admin panel, database, CMS panel, etc. This meant that the application had to be deployed somewhere (Amazon EC2), the database had to be hosted and managed (Amazon RDS), and new posts required the use of a clunky interface I wrote ages ago and had no desire to update. hat I wanted, and what I ended up building, was something more dynamic.
Dockerton wraps the core functionality of Docker into an easy-to-use Node.js library. With Dockerton, you can generate Dockerfiles, build images, and run containers using a simple and intuitive JavaScript interface.
Today I open sourced Dockerton, a Node.js wrapper library for Docker. See how you can generate a Dockerfile, build an image, and run containers from an easy-to-use JavaScript interface.
Sometimes you need to add or modify a sequence in PostgreSQL. Maybe you migrated your data from another engine, such as MySQL, and lost your primary-key sequence (Auto Increment in MySQL). Or maybe you simply need to modify the next value your sequence provides.