A couple of weeks ago, possibly every security manager in the world was dealing with the repercussions of WannaCry, a ransomware worm that screamed across the internet and flooded the media. IT and security departments, placed on high alert, had to scramble â€” whether or not any of their systems had been infected. I was no exception.
News from the second day of Twilioâ€™s annual developer conference, Signal. While yesterdayâ€™s big news focused around end-user functionality (in particular speech recognition and understanding), todayâ€™s news is more down in the weeds but no less important for a company at the cutting edge of the developer experience.
You see developers are, by nature, tinkerers and like to experiment with new stuff. Sometimes this is simply professional interest, but often itâ€™s because of an almost pathological desire to do things effectively, efficiently and elegantly. A case in point is the current developer move towards serverless technologies. First commercialized by Amazon Web Services (AWS) with its Lambda product, but now matched by offerings from the other cloud vendors, serverless approaches mean that developers donâ€™t need to set up servers to run their applications, they can simply rely on setting triggers, logical steps and the cloud vendor takes over the rest.
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Gather 'round, kiddos, 'cause it's time to travel back to the Good Ol' Days of Android.
Way back when in 2009, you see, Android was a mere babe -- an infant just barely learning to crawl. It's hard to even imagine now, but at that point, most publications weren't writing about Android in any detailed sense. It wasn't its own "beat" or cause for a column; it was simply another bullet point in the broader mobile spectrum that warranted an occasional news article here and there.
That fall, everything changed. Motorola's original Droid came crashing into the world, and suddenly Android was more than just a geek-targeted curiosity. Sales numbers for Android devices started skyrocketing, and -- much as some folks refused to acknowledge the burgeoning trends at the time -- it was the beginning of something big.
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