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Collective Communication Pattern: Improving Performance When Parameter Servers Become a Bottleneck

From Distributed Machine Learning Patterns by Yuan Tang

In this article, we introduce the collective communication pattern, which is a great alternative to parameter servers when the machine learning model we are building is not too large without having to tune the ratio between the number of workers and parameter servers.

Parameter Server Pattern: Tagging Entities in 8 Millions of YouTube Videos

From Distributed Machine Learning Patterns by Yuan Tang

In this article, we introduce the parameter server pattern which comes handy for situations where the model is too large to fit in a single machine such as one we would have to build for tagging entities in the 8 millions of YouTube videos.

Mission Impossible: DevSecOps

In case you missed it, here is Jeff Nickoloff and Stephen Kuenzli’s live Twitch coding stream recap. For more, check out the book: Docker in Action, Second Edition. For more live coding streams, subscribe to Manning’s Twitch channel here: https://www.twitch.tv/manningpublications

Improving ARM Template Syntax with Bicep Templates

From Azure Infrastructure as Code by Henry Been, Eduard Keilholz, and Erwin Staal

This is an excerpt from chapter 6, which starts with introducing the Bicep language, a new and improved IaC language for a Azure. This snippet is the next section of the chapter, which lists the benefits of Bicep over ARM Templates.

Let’s jump into using Bicep templates to improve ARM template syntax!

GitOps and Kubernetes: an overview

In this video, Billy, Alexander, Todd, and Jesse explain key concepts and walk you through demos of GitOps and Kubernetes.

How to Run Docker Containers More Securely

Co-author of Docker in Action, Second Edition. and the designer of scalable software systems Stephen Kuenzli explains what are Docker containers and showcases how to run them securely.

BDD Automation: from executable specifications to automated tests

From BDD in Action, Second Edition by John Ferguson Smart

This article explores BDD automation tools that are available for use.

Learning from Incidents

From Operations Anti-Patterns, DevOps Solutions by Jeffery D. Smith

Fear of Deployments

From Operations Anti-Patterns, DevOps Solutions by Jeffery Smith

This article covers

Longer release cycles and their impact to the team’s deployment confidence
Automation techniques for deployments
The value of code deployment artifacts
Feature flags for releasing incomplete code

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