This week we feature articles by Kingsley Uyi Idehen, and Avi Bar-Zeev.
Additional reading from Emily M. Bender, Sana Behnam & Raluca Budiu, Mimi Chen, Calvin Lei, & Amit Yadav, and Stephen O’Grady.
News comes from Apollo, Optimizely, Confluent, and Elastic.
Opinion / Analysis
What GraphQL brings to data access
Data remains the fundamental fuel that drives computing while emerging trends paradoxically remain an area rife with confusion. This post covers the role of GraphQL in the grand scheme of data access across the enterprise and world wide web.
Kingsley Uyi Idehen explains the role and value GraphQL brings to data access and digital transformation initiatives, and provides helpful context for IT and technical business analysts who are in the early stages of modernizing. (5 min).
The road to all-day XR glasses
Avi Bar-Zeev wrote this article in July, but it is especially relevant this week given Meta’s Connect event and announcement of their Quest Pro headset. Bar-Zeev has been involved in “about ten different XR headset projects”, and is especially interested in what it will take to deliver consumer-ready all-day wearable AR glasses — he does not think we are close. This probably won’t be a surprise to many if you, but if you want to be well-informed on this topic you need to read this. (14 min).
- A running list of #AIhype take-downs, via Emily M. Bender
- A case study… LinkedIn’s GraphQL journey for integrations and partnerships via LinkedIn Engineering
- Open source bait and switch -> The dead end via RedMonk
- For a better AR user experience… Augmented-Reality calibration in mobile apps: 10 guidelines via Nielsen Norman Group
Content technology news
Apollo GraphQL introduces GraphOS
A platform to build, connect, and scale any supergraph, a runtime that connects backend and frontend systems in a modular way.
Optimizely announces Orchestrate
The new Orchestrate solution combines its Content Marketing (CMP), Content Management (CMS), and Digital Asset Management (DAM) products.
Confluent launches Stream Governance Advanced
To extend data streaming across the business with point-in-time lineage insights, sophisticated data cataloging, and global quality controls.
Elastic announces updates to search platform
The data analytics platform for search-powered solutions aims to transform the way enterprises search, observe and protect data.
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