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Open Source News Roundup: March 30, 2018

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AWS Documentation is Now Open Source and On GitHub

Earlier this year we made the AWS SDK developer guides available as GitHub repos (all found within the awsdocs organization) and invited interested parties to contribute changes and improvements in the form of pull requests. We have now added over 138 additional developer and user guides to the organization, and are looking forward to receiving your requests. – AWS News blog

Make Applications More Resilient on Kubernetes by Adding Chaos Engineering

The new AWS Workshop chapter explores the practices of chaos engineering and how they can be implemented using the free and open source Chaos Toolkit to explore the weaknesses that may be present in a Kubernetes cluster. Kubernetes has been a part of the Chaos Toolkit’s mission from the beginning of the project, so it’s hugely rewarding to work closely with the folks at AWS to apply chaos engineering as a learning showcase. – Russ Miles on Medium

Announcing Gluon Support for AWS DeepLens

You can now deploy Gluon models to your AWS DeepLens device. Gluon is an open source deep learning interface which allows developers of all skill levels to prototype, build, train, and deploy sophisticated machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge, and mobile apps. With Gluon, you can build machine learning models using a simple Python API and a range of pre-built, optimized neural network components. This makes it easier to build neural networks using simple, concise code, without sacrificing training performance. – AWS What’s New

AWS SAM Massive Release

Includes: CORS Support, Stage Method settings, Regional Endpoints,Binary Media Types, Per-Function Concurrency in Lambda, API Gateway resource refs, Simpletable names and tags. Get it on GitHub!

Count Objects in an Image with MXNet and SageMaker

A tutorial on counting objects in images, one of the fundamental computer vision tasks that is easily handled by using Convolutional Neural Networks. – Cosmin Sanda on Medium

Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports the Seunjeon plugin for Korean language analysis

Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports the Seunjeon plugin, a popular open-source Korean language text analyzer, which makes it easy for developers to implement full-text search on Korean documents. – AWS What’s New

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Deirdré Straughan

Deirdré has been communicating about technology, and helping others to do so, for 30 years. She has written one book (so far); edited two more (so far); produced and delivered technical training; produced hundreds of videos and live streams of technical talks; written, edited, and managed blogs; and managed events. She has been applying this skillset to cloud computing since 2010, and to open source for even longer. She joined AWS in June, 2017, as Content Lead for AWS’ Open Source team. You can find her at @deirdres on Twitter.