Live streaming has become one of the 21st century’s most disruptive forces. The long-established oligopoly of television broadcasters has been smashed by a cloud-hosted IP-powered service whose on-demand delivery more accurately caters for modern lifestyles. In an age of two-income households and endless time pressures, it’s more convenient to watch programs at a time that suits you than building each evening around scheduled broadcasts.

Once the realm of science fiction, artificial intelligence – in the form of deep learning networks and neural processing of big data – is beginning to make a major splash in the world of business. Whatever field your business may be in, if it’s processing any form of data then it’s likely that the rise of the machines is going to be behind a serious upheaval sooner rather than later – though, thankfully, not in a Terminator-esque manner.

If cloud supplier lock-in is such a bad idea, how do so many development teams find themselves stuck in this frustrating scenario?

12 million concurrent gamers on Steam.
Over 24 hours of Playstation Network downtime.
34,000 hacked Steam accounts.

That’s just a few of the headlines from last year’s holiday game rush. We’re four weeks away from Christmas. Are you ready for the battle against holiday shoppers? With the increased traffic, security concerns and high customer expectations, the holiday period is a stressful time for you and your servers. So how can you prepare?

INTRODUCTION:

Your “how to” blog post should teach the reader how to do something by breaking it down into a series of steps.

Begin your blog post by explaining what problem you are going to solve through your explanation and be sure to include any relevant keywords. Add in a personal story to establish your credibility on this topic. And make sure to end your blog post with a summary of what your reader will gain by following your lead.

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INTRODUCTION:

Your “how to” blog post should teach the reader how to do something by breaking it down into a series of steps.

Begin your blog post by explaining what problem you are going to solve through your explanation and be sure to include any relevant keywords. Add in a personal story to establish your credibility on this topic. And make sure to end your blog post with a summary of what your reader will gain by following your lead.

Need some inspiration? Check out these “How-To” examples from the HubSpot blog:

Sample – How To Post

INTRODUCTION:

Your “how to” blog post should teach the reader how to do something by breaking it down into a series of steps.

Begin your blog post by explaining what problem you are going to solve through your explanation and be sure to include any relevant keywords. Add in a personal story to establish your credibility on this topic. And make sure to end your blog post with a summary of what your reader will gain by following your lead.

Need some inspiration? Check out these “How-To” examples from the HubSpot blog:

So far in the Getting Started With Scripting series, we’ve looked at a few ways of manipulating program flow. We covered using the if statement to choose whether or not to run sets of commands and then we covered loops to repeatedly run sets of commands. Another way of controlling program flow in Bash is with the use of functions.