Links for February 6th through February 14th
Standup Bot – Automated Standups for Slack Channels @robcrussell – Messaging tools like Slack changed our work world. Standup changed our meetings. Standup Bot keeps us accountable, tracks our goals, and got us to post our successes, plans, and upcoming challenges.
Wagon – A better way for analysts and engineers to write queries, visualize results, and share data & charts – Wagon – A better way for analysts and engineers to write queries, visualize results, and share data & charts
Configuring a Lambda Function to Access Resources in an Amazon VPC – this is a big deal #aws @awscloud – This is a big deal – Lambda function can now access resources in an Amazon VPC
What do you mean ‘we need more time’?? Project Schedule Estimation in Software Development – Remember that when you push back against a bad schedule, you are not a Debbie Downer fighting against a magical world where you ship the project by Christmas and everything is awesome. That world doesn’t exist. You simply prefer a world where everyone comp
New Open Source Contributions Might Just Save Docker – Managing storage and networking in Docker containers can be a nightmare. New Kubernetes contributions may help.
What’s New in Android Studio 2.0 – Android Studio 2.0 includes Instant Run to reduce incremental build and deploy times to seconds, improved full build times, a faster and more intuitive emulator, and a new GPU profiler to help make your games and graphics apps performant and error free.
Amazon Lumberyard – A free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – Amazon Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine for you to create the highest-quality games, connect your games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch.
IntelliJ IDEA Pro Tips – This guide targets users IntelliJ IDEA who are already familiar with its basic features and would like to learn more. If you’re relatively new to IntelliJ IDEA, I recommend that you read the Discover IntelliJ IDEA guide before delving into this one.
Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) Developer Preview – A free SDK that lets you easily add new voice capabilities – Our new trivia skill template makes it easy to create a quiz skill for Alexa. You just need to come up with a trivia idea, plug in your questions and edit a few lines of script. It's a valuable way to quickly learn the end-to-end process for building and p
Reading list: Big ideas in books from our TED2016 speakers – With TED2016 quickly approaching, what better way to get ready than with a good book (or two, or three)? Before the conference starts on February 15, explore these reads by some of our speakers.