In part 1, we went through the steps of provisioning a Docker image for running Elixir and Erlang code. In this installment, we will bootstrap a standalone Elixir application that runs within the docker container. This application will serve as the starting point from which to develop a concurrent Elixir/Erlang application, and later, explore the AWS building blocks we can use to serve a robust, highly available cloud-based application.
First things first — in the previous installment we went through the steps of creating an Erlang Docker image using publicly available RPM packages. While these packages…
AWS recently announced container image support for AWS Lambda Functions, allowing you to run your Lambda functions in a custom Docker image that you supply. This opens up a wide variety of new possibilities for Lambda, including:
Your perception of what is true comes from your five senses, your ability to reason, and the sources you trust.
As such, objective truth, which most of us agree must exist, is nevertheless frustratingly difficult for our squishy hominid meat brains to pin down.
Philosophers have been talking about this bizarre tendency of Truth, which ought to be objective, to stubbornly refuse to act objectively, since at least the Industrial Revolution. Interest in this was renewed in the 1960s with the advent of mass media and again in the 1990s with the internet boom.
Perhaps we ought not be so surprised at the sudden proliferation of “alternative facts” and “fake news.”
Perhaps, rather, we should be wondering how it took us so long to get here.
“To be tolerant, you must tolerate intolerance.” Anyone who has ever stood up for the rights of others has been told this line for decades. It’s a pithy little soundbite that sounds tautologically accurate and is used as a hammer to demolish the idea that we ought not to be assholes to our fellow humans. It’s used so often that it has found its place as a linchpin in modern hate-disguised-as-freedom philosophy.
And I, worried that I might have been logically defeated, carved out a little space in my mind to say, well, maybe they have a point. Maybe I…
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