· APIs and Microservices at Work in the Real World: Luis Weir (Capgemini) and Wes Davies (Co-op Group) discuss microservices, API management, and the technical aspects of their work on the project that won one of this year's Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation awards.
· Emerging Tech Shines at Oracle OpenWorld Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and blockchain are incorporated into Oracle Cloud to help enterprises keep pace with change and gain a competitive edge. What more did Oracle executives say at Oracle OpenWorld about emerging tech?
· Opening Minds in Open Source Community “Open source projects—especially large, well-known open source projects—have been slow in in letting women into their teams,” says Guido van Rossum, Python’s “benevolent dictator for life.” Several years ago, he began tackling the diversity problem head-on, offering to mentor women to fix Python’s own disparity. Is it working?
· Molecular Dynamics for the Masses
Using Interactive Scientific’s simulation platform, students can understand molecules by interacting with 3D models and researchers can investigate ways to design and deliver drug molecules. By using compute power and accessibility via Oracle Cloud, Interactive Scientific can make its technology available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and even virtual reality headsets, says CEO Becky Sage. From zero to cloud in six months.
· Blockchain Apps Get Ever More Palatable Blockchain is so easy to use that “now even your corner brewer” can use it, said Oracle’s Chuck Hollis at Oracle OpenWorld. Indeed, beer maker Alpha Acid Brewing now marks its bottles with blockchain-verified authenticity labels. And it isn’t the only company coming up with creative ways to use the distributed ledger software.
· Global Shipping Consortium Built on Blockchain Technology Nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators are forming a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network, an open digital platform based on distributed ledger technology. Using blockchain technology, members of the network will be able to carry out what were previously siloed shipment data and management procedures. “This unprecedented transparency will restore trust in the industry,” says Steve Siu, CEO of CargoSmart, a member of the consortium.
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