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August 16, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - IBM Releases Deep Search For Scientific Discovery

IBM's Deep Search for Scientific Discovery (DS4SD) Toolkit has been made available to the public. It comes from the depths of IBM's research labs using NLP to analyze mass amounts of data.Deep Search is a cloud-based AI research service offered as a SaaS that allows researchers to load large amounts of structured or unstructured data to immediately find useful connections. The sources that Deep

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at August 16, 2022 06:13 PM

August 11, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - Real World Schema Exploring With Azimutt

Azimutt is a free and open source database schema explorer with many great features. I put it to test when designing a Spring Boot application. Here's what I discovered.Azimutt's main functionality allows exploring your schema by searching for relevant tables, following the relations and even finding paths between tables you want to connect. It is web based and as such runs within the browser

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at August 11, 2022 03:48 PM

August 09, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - Knock Yourself Out With 91 Python Videos

The talks and tutorials presented at the 4th annual Python Web Conference are now available for free. Topics ranged from Code and Tech to Social and Career advice.Six Feet Up's Python Web Conference 2022 (#PWC2022), was a virtual event that took place between March 21 and 25, targeted at Python Web Developers. It featured 90 international experts presenting on 85 topics such as Django, CI/CD,

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at August 09, 2022 05:47 PM

August 01, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - Securing Your Software Supply Chain With This Free Course

A new course  from the Linux Foundation on the edX platform  aims to educate the industry on how to digitally sign software artifacts. Targeted at both software developers and DevOps and security engineers, it focuses on using the Sigstore toolkit to secure the software supply chain. Sigstore is really upping its game. Supporting new tools, like GitSign which I recently covered, it produces

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at August 01, 2022 03:44 PM

July 28, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - In Praise Of SQLite

SQLite, the RDBMS that never ceases to amaze, has reached version 3.39.2. While this release contains just bug fixes, it builds on major changes that debuted in 3.39.0.SQLite "never ceases to amaze", or more specifically, the imaginative uses people put it under, since while SQLite is a relational database management system like MySQL or Postgres, it does not fall under the client-server model.

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at July 28, 2022 03:23 PM

July 26, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - New NodeJS Database Driver for Oracle Released

New NodeJS Database Driver for Oracle ReleasedVersion 5.4 of node-oracledb, the Node.js and TypeScript module for accessing the Oracle Database, has been released and is available from npm.The node-oracledb add-on for Node.js allows applications to be written in TypeScript, or directly in JavaScript. Version 5.4 connects Node.js 14, or later, to an Oracle Database.Last month in "New Database

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at July 26, 2022 05:09 PM

July 18, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - Protect The Software Supply Chain With GitSign

Sigstore and the Linux Foundation have taken another step toward securing the software supply chain, this time focusingon the initial stage of the chain. That is, the signing of Git commits.Supply chain security is all the rage right now and the Linux Foundation's answer to it came through Sigstore:full article on i-programmer:

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at July 18, 2022 05:06 PM

July 11, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - Scratch Can Even Do Linux Kernel

Is writing a Kernel module in Scratch, the block-based programming language used primarily by kids, possible? Absurd it may be, but yes, it is absolutely possible!Scratch is the original block-based programming language and still the best known and most widely used. It was invented in 2003 at MIT to make kids' introduction to coding a much smoother experience. That said, the educational value of

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at July 11, 2022 06:10 PM

July 04, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - Citus For PostgreSQL Goes Fully Open Source

Citus, the PostgreSQL extension that transforms Postgres into a distributed database, has gone completely open source with latest release, version 11.I say completely, because some parts, like the shard rebalancer, had already been open sourced in earlier versions. This version however open sources everything. But first a few words about Citus. As with other extensions that give PostgreSQL

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at July 04, 2022 08:52 PM

June 27, 2022

Nikos Vaggalis - AGE - The Open Source PostgreSQL Extension For Graph Database Functionality

Apache AGE, "A Graph Extension" was recently announced as an Apache Software Foundation Top-Level Project (TLP). What is the importance of that?The project was originally developed in 2019 as an extension to AgensGraph (Bitnine Global's multi-model database fork of PostgreSQL) and it entered the Apache Incubator in April 2020. The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and

by Nikos Vaggalis ( at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM