The Machinery behind Machine Learning – Part 1

Machine Learning is one of the hottest topics on the web. But how do machines learn? And do they learn at all? The answer in most cases is: Machines do not learn, they optimize.

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Stefan Kühn

What are Angular HTTP interceptors anyway?

Sometimes it takes more time or words to describe a concept in natural language, than to express it in code. Angular’s HTTP interceptors are such an example. The implementation is about half the size (about 30 lines of code at the time of writing) of the documentation (80 lines). Understanding the code behind frameworks’ features is often desirable as it improves understanding of language concepts (Promises in the case) as well as use cases for frameworks’ features.

In this article I am presenting the code that is driving Angular’s HTTP interceptor feature. You will learn how easy it is to look at Angular’s codebase, how versatile Promises are and we will look back at a common cross-cutting concern which is handled with HTTP interceptors.

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Ben Ripkens

True KVM Live Migration with OpenStack Icehouse and Ceph based VM storage

Intro

As mentioned before — for example in Fabian’s The CenterDevice Cloud Architecture Revisited post from December 2014) — our document management product CenterDevice runs on top of infrastructure virtualized by OpenStack.
Where that older post was more application focused, this one covers a particularly nasty problem that plagued us for some time: Being unable to migrate virtual machines from one bare metal hypervisor host to another without interruption. By the end of this article you will see how we have overcome a series of obstacles on the way to successful live migrations in OpenStack Icehouse for KVM virtual machines using Ceph/Rados Block Device based volumes for data storage.

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Daniel Schneller