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A promising new language for the BEAM platform

published on 2019/08/04

Gleam is a young statically typed programming language that compiles to Erlang. Languages targeting the BEAM VM such as Erlang and Elixir are dynamically typed. They have been used successfully in many projects throughout the years. However static typings provide many appealing advantages over dynamic typing languages.

ASP.NET Core 3.0 is now production ready

published on 2019/07/26

The latest update to ASP.NET Core 3.0 (preview 7) mark an important progress in the development of this version of the framework. This version is now production ready.

SilverKey has an active greenfield development in ASP.NET Core 3.0 (using Blazor) at the moment and shortly will migrate our existings ASP.NET Core 2.2 systems to ASP.NET Core 3.0.

Our popular ASP.NET Core Samples projects have extensive samples ready for the new version including Blazor Web Assembly and Blazor Server Side.

The affordable AI Sensors

published on 2019/07/12

Earlier this year, at MWC, Microsoft announced the return of its Kinect sensor in the form of an AI developer kit. The $399 Azure Kinect DK camera system includes a 1MP depth camera, 360-degree microphone, 12MP RGB camera and an orientation sensor, all in a relatively small package. The kit has been available for pre-order for a few months now, but as the company announced today, it’s now generally available and shipping to pre-order customers in the U.S. and China.

Unlike the original Kinect, which launched as an Xbox gaming accessory that never quite caught on, the Azure Kinect is all business. It’s meant to give developers a platform to experiment with AI tools and plug into Azure’s ecosystem of machine learning services (though using Azure is not mandatory).


At $399, it makes this set of powerful sensors really affordable to a lot of businesses. You can really do a lot of interesting thing that involve recognition of things and people. You can build a clone of Amazon Go store, scan pallets in your warehouse, perform automatic QA for your factory output based on its visual capability, etc.

AI is getting more integrated with our day to day life. Right now most of us experiencing AI through our smartphone via apps. The more affodardable availability of powerful sensors such as Kinect DK will make AI experience to be made more avaialble in the real world. SilverKey through our InnoLabs initiative have been working tirelesssly on VR/AR and AI for the past couple of years and we can't wait to be able to show progress on the application of AI to solve real world problems.

The best resources to catch up to ASP.NET Core 3

published on 2019/07/08

Practical ASP.NET Core is a very popular open source project maintained by SilverKey's very own engineering leader, Dody Gunawinata. It contains over 260 micro samples for various aspect of ASP.NET Core 2.1, 2.2 and the latest version of 3.0 preview.

You can explore the new Endpoints API or the latest Blazor technology, either the WASM version or Server Side.

ASP.NET Core 3 is shaping up to be the most significant technology upgrade for Microsoft .NET Framework in years. Make sure that you plan for adoption for your existing and newly planned systems.

There are still much more to come

published on 2019/06/18

The currency is designed not to be a speculative asset, like Bitcoin, but a form of digital money backed by a reserve of assets. You will one day be able to use Libra as payment for online and offline services, Facebook executives say. At the beginning, the company imagines Libra will be used mainly to transfer money between individuals in developing countries who lack access to traditional banks. Eventually, the goal is to create the first truly mainstream cryptocurrency: a decentralized global form of payment that is as stable as the dollar, can be used to buy almost anything, and can support an entire range of financial products — from banking to loans to credit.

The Verge

Right now we are in the age of digital abundance where it seems that everything that can be digitized, already has. However it is important to note that note everyone is connected to the Internet yet. Right now barely 50% of the world population is connected to the Internet.

There are still many aspect of societies that have not been touched and affected by Internet revolution. We will see whether this latest push on digital currency by Facebook, a digital behemoth, will be successful. If it does, it will change the lives of many people, good and bad.