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May 30, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - The Fedora Python Classroom

A Fedora distribution preloaded with Python goodies.Perfect for teaching Python in the classroom.The Python Classroom Lab first introduced with Fedora 26 and now updated to Fedora 38, is a ready-to-use operating system targeted to teachers and schools.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at May 30, 2023 03:15 PM

May 26, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Bloomberg Supports FOSS With Funding

Having realized that the open source community is what makes the web work, Bloomberg, a major player in the global financial markets as well as a major source of financial news and analysis, has pledged its support by establishing a sustainable funding scheme.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at May 26, 2023 03:22 PM

Nikos Vaggalis - AWS Lambda Adopts Python 3.10

AWS Lambda functions can now use all the new and useful language features of Python 3.10 as well as take advantage of the performance improvements this version introduces, in both managed runtimes and container images.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at May 26, 2023 06:42 AM

May 24, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - GPT For Regex - Pros And Cons

RegExGPT is a online playground that lets you enter a source  and a target string to let GPT generate the regular expression for a match. But what are the pros and cons of the GPT approach to regex code generation?Despite their power, regular expressions come with their own challenges; they have a tendency to quickly become unreadable so that understanding them becomes a matter of deobfuscation

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at May 24, 2023 05:15 PM

May 23, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Trusted Language Extensions Bring PostgreSQL Procedural UDFs To The Cloud

Trusted Language Extensions on Amazon allow you to write PostgreSQL user-defined functions for its cloud database offerings in one of several supported programming languages.But let's take it from the beginning. PostgreSQL allows user defined functions to be written in other languages besides SQL and C. These other languages are generically called procedural languages (PLs). Procedural languages

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at May 23, 2023 03:13 PM

May 22, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - WCGI Is WebAssembly + Old School CGI

WCGI combines the newest innovations with the technology of the old. To what end? CGI is dead. Long live WCGI!CGI (Common Gateway Interface) was a way for web servers and server-side programs to interact as simpleas taking a request over STDIN and returning a response over STDOUT. The protocol however was inefficient because it required a new process to be respawned each time a page was served.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at May 22, 2023 05:22 PM

May 21, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Lost at SQL - The Game

Do you want to get conversant with SQL? "Lost at SQL" offers a gamified approach to learning the basics of SQL addressed to total beginners.Build by Robin Lord who as a digital marketing strategy and SEO expert is particularly using SQL not for CRUD applications but mostly for analytics and data exploration in scenarios like :

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at May 21, 2023 05:25 PM

May 18, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Learn With The Spring Academy

VMWare has launched a project-based learning platform that provides the Spring community with the knowledge and experience necessary to stay ahead of the curve.In surveying Spring developers about what they look for in educational material, they responded with tutorials, guides, sample code, how-to articles, reference architectures and patterns.Surely, there are many courses, blogs and tutorials

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at May 18, 2023 09:51 AM

May 15, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - AWS Lambda Adopts Java 17

AWS Lambda functions can now use all the new and useful language features as well as performance improvements introduced in Java 17 as part of the Amazon Corretto JDK implementation.The Corretto 17 build was available from September 2022, but the support for it by Lambda functions wasn't until this April, 2023. Till now the highest Java version that Lambdas could run on was 11. Consider that

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at May 15, 2023 04:52 PM

May 12, 2023

Nikos Vaggalis - Jakarta EE Gets Its Own Project Initializer

About time. Spring had it for ages, and was one of its advantages over Jakarta. Will the new initializer turn the tide in Jakarta's favor?Of course it is not that simple. In "Jakarta vs Spring - The War Goes On" we saw that there's many aspects of a framework that will drive the decision of sticking or foregoing. But certainly as small as a project initializer's role can be, it nevertheless can

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at May 12, 2023 06:37 AM