This week's Actuator comes to you from spring, where, for the first time in months, it is not snowing as I write. I've already brought out the patio furniture and I'm hoping in the next week or two to move into the outdoor office. It's going to feel nice to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.


As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!


AWS Lambda Still Towers Over the Competition, but for How Much Longer?

AWS is poised to own 70% of all future serverless applications. Not bad for a book store that recently decided to sell groceries.


Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source

If your company is just getting started with containers and you have questions about how to manage them, check out what they do at Netflix. Chances are Netflix might know a thing or two about things like scalability and DevOps. You can benefit from that knowledge. For free.


Attackers exfiltrated a casino’s high-roller list through a connected fish tank

Ocean’s Eleven, no doubt.


Microsoft launches a phishing attack simulator and other security tools

It’s wonderful to see Microsoft taking such a proactive approach to security. We’ve spent decades building apps with performance and convenience priorities ahead of security. It’s nice to see security being placed first, where it belongs.


Facebook Admits to Tracking Non-Users Across the Internet

So, if you don’t want Facebook to track you, all you need to do is join Facebook and tell them to stop. This is why Zuckerburg is worth billions and I’m still tuning queries.


No boundaries for Facebook data: third-party trackers abuse Facebook Login

I’m shocked, shocked to discover these third-party applications may be a risk to my data privacy. Wait a minute. No, I am not shocked. This is expected behavior from people and companies that don’t mind abusing the principle of informed consent in order to earn a dollar.


Meet Boston Dynamics' Family Of Robots

We’re doomed.


Remember when you could buy software inside the Apple store? Here's the only software they sell now: