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June 30, 2024

June 27, 2024

Nikos Vaggalis - Amazon Timestream for InfluxDB Handles Your Time Series Workloads

 Amazon has announced Timestream, a fully-managed time series database service that is based on open source InfluxDB.

But what is a time series ?

A formal definition would sound like:

 "A time series is a sequence of data points reported at a       consistent interval over time".

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at June 27, 2024 05:31 PM

June 26, 2024

Nikos Vaggalis - Let Oracle's Coding Assistant Do The Grunt Work

 Oracle is getting into the coding assistants game. The aptly named "Oracle Code Assist" is going to be optimized for Java, SQL, and Oracle Cloud-based applications.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at June 26, 2024 06:19 AM

June 21, 2024

June 19, 2024

Nikos Vaggalis - OpenSSF's Siren To Warn About OSS Vulnerabilities

 Siren is a new mailing list by the OpenSSF which aims to monitor the threat landscape of open-source project vulnerabilities in order to provide real time alerts to anyone subscribed.This is yet another stepping stone in OpenSSF's ongoing campaign for sane software security.This mailing list is addressed literally to anyone; as we described in "The State Of Secure Software Development - Three OpenSSF Courses"

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at June 19, 2024 03:22 PM

Nikos Vaggalis - Microsoft Goes All Out On Generative AI

 Over recent days, Microsoft has announced both the official OpenAI library for .NET and the AI Toolkit for Visual Studio Code.

From self-paced courses, as described in "Microsoft's Generative AI for Beginners", to adding extensions for turning PostgreSQL into a vector store, or integrating it with Azure's OpenAI services, to partnerships with LLM makers like Mistral AI, Microsoft is upping its GenAI game. To continue that trend we now have news of the general availability of the OpenAI library for .NET and of the AI Toolkit for Visual Studio Code.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at June 19, 2024 03:21 PM

June 17, 2024

Nikos Vaggalis - Semantic Kernel for Java Now GA

 The Microsoft Semantic Kernel (SK) is an open source lightweight foundation that lets you easily mix conventional programming languages with AI "prompts". After a year of work since the initial release, version 1 of the SDK is now generally available. So what's new?

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at June 17, 2024 03:22 PM

June 14, 2024

Nikos Vaggalis - The Mycelial SQLite For Beginners Course

 There's a self-paced. YouTube-based course by Mycelial on

the ins and outs of SQLite. It's short, succinct and free and a must watch for anybody wanting to get started with  SQLite.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at June 14, 2024 04:36 PM

Nikos Vaggalis - Amazon Releases Free Courses On AI

 A range of self-paced courses on GenAI, for free, released on AWS SkillBuilder, Amazon's online learning center where you can learn from AWS experts to build cloud skills online.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at June 14, 2024 04:35 PM