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Microservices! They are everywhere, or at least, the term is. When should you use a microservice architecture? What factors should be considered when making that decision? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Why is everyone so excited about them, anyway?  Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

Simple Site Optimization Tips Using Redis
Anybody else think Redis is the heir apparent to Memcached?

Kickstarter: Low-Cost 3D Printer
The team behind the Buccaneer have already surpassed their $100,000 goal.  Have a look at their low cost, in-home 3D printer.

Pricing Sunshine
Solar power is very, very cheap all of a sudden. Just how quickly has the cost of solar cells plummeted? Check out this graph.

NEWS

The New AWS Identity API
AWS has introduced a new API for identity federation though Facebook, Google, or Amazon.

Why the HTML5 Standard Fight Matters
The Electronic Frontier Foundation made a formal objection yesterday to hard-coding digital rights management into the HTML5 standard.


COOL AND FUNNY

What We Wish the iPhone5 (or any phone) Had
The answer: Holograms and a laser keyboard.

Tesla to triple supercharger network by the end of next month
American-made all-electric cars by Tesla Motors are super cool and super pricey, but they’ll soon be slightly more practical with Tesla’s increasing number of electricty stations across the country.

What is Apple’s next power cord going to be called?
Martin Fowler tells a joke. 

Discover how the Watson team is further developing SDKs in Java, Node.js, Python, iOS, and Android to access these services and make programming easy. Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

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