Zipcar, which is a subsidiary of Avis, has seen a rise in competition lately, both from other car-sharing services like Car2Go (owned by Daimler) and traditional car manufacturers like GM’s Maven. Meanwhile, Ford recently announced that it would be adding its own branded bikes to San Francisco’s bike-share program through a partnership with global bike-share operator Motivate. … [Read more...] about Zipcar is launching bike-share programs on 15 college campuses
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It said that while there have been improvements in the last few years in telecommunications access in many parts of remote Australia, through the introduction of the NBN Sky Muster satellite, the Mobile Blackspots Program, and state and local programs such as the Community Phones Program, these projects only go partway to delivering digital inclusion. … [Read more...] about iNTTN democratising access to telecommunications across Australia
The key to designing microservices is to properly "defin[e] their boundaries and how they communicate," according to Marko Anastasov. "A loosely coupled service contains related behavior in one place and knows as little as possible about the rest of the system with which it collaborates." Anastasov's emphasis on "loose coupling" is critical. You want services to communicate asynchronously with a limited number of endpoints and no shared database. … [Read more...] about How to avoid turning microservices into distributed spaghetti code
Development teams or independent programmers who want to create apps that don't rely on the fallibility of an individual component should consider building their programs around microservices. It allows developers to use the languages they're comfortable with, eliminates IT's struggles to update complex, interconnected software, and lets products turn on a dime in a way that monolithic software could never hope to. … [Read more...] about SOA versus microservices: How are they different?
The longevity horizon of a laptop is analogous to the longevity of a human: It partly comes down to responsible behavior, partly genetics and partly just dumb luck. There's no guarantee that anything you do can save it from dying young or failing to keep up with increasingly demanding tasks. And there's no guarantee that if you treat it like crap it won't last far longer than expected -- in 10 years you might find yourself cursing it. "Fail already you slow POS so I can justify buying a replacement!" That's the argument I have daily with my seven-year-old iPad ($245 at Back Market). … [Read more...] about How to make your laptop last longer so you don’t have to buy a new one now