What Is The Difference Between Scaling Up And Scaling Out (Cloud)

One of the advantages of cloud infrastructure is the ability to scale infrastructure to meet demand. The options for scaling are: Scaling Up / Down Scaling Up / Down can also be referred to as vertical scaling and is when components within a single instance are increased or decreased. For example, adding more memory to … Continue reading What Is The Difference Between Scaling Up And Scaling Out (Cloud)

NIST: Definitions Of Cloud Computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and in September 2011 NIST published a definition of Cloud Computing. The full definition / document (SP 800-145) can be read via the NIST webpage: https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/sp/800-145/final , however I am going to summarise parts of the document. Five … Continue reading NIST: Definitions Of Cloud Computing

The Raspberry Pi Pico / Pimoroni Pico Display

Raspberry Pi Pico and Pimoroni Pico Display

It's January 2021 and the awesome folks over at Raspberry Pi have announced a new device, a micro controller called the Raspberry Pi Pico. The full details / news about the device can be found at: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-silicon-pico-now-on-sale/ . I grabbed one from the excellent Pimoroni and with speedy delivery from Royal Mail it arrived over … Continue reading The Raspberry Pi Pico / Pimoroni Pico Display

BBC micro:bit Discovery Kit

GeekTechV2 has started to learn about electronics and circuits. To assist with this we have got the BBC micro:bit (https://microbit.org) out and purchased a Discovery Kit (https://thepihut.com/collections/new-products-micro-bit-store/products/discovery-kit-for-the-bbc-micro-bit). With the two products GeekTechV2 can build circuits and program the micro:bit so that he can interact with them. GeekTechV2 is using a micro:bit version 1 as we … Continue reading BBC micro:bit Discovery Kit

Hacktoberfest 2020

It's October 2020 and time for the 7th Hacktoberfest. Between the 1st October and 31st October Hacktoberfest encourages anyone from developers, to students to those that just want to give Git a shot, to complete some Git pull requests and help out with public repositories on GitHub. I've not taken part in previous years but … Continue reading Hacktoberfest 2020