In the last few weeks, you may have imagined the reason behind these high values for digital images. Non-fungible tokens(NFTs) are unique entities that can’t be replaced with something else. These tokens are a unit of data on a Blockchain, where each NFT represents a unique digital item. It has been gaining space among artists, game developers, and other professionals who deal with authorial works. This concept can be useful for several others problems. We present to you some possibilities for this technology and also how to implement your own NFT.

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Even if you have written the perfect code, a node may fail, a connection may time out, or participating servers may act arbitrarily. Being able to identify and fix the problem as quickly as possible before it affects customers or your organization’s reputation is a competitive advantage. Observability is a solution to minimizes the impacts of this challenge. In this text we will discuss each of the 3 pillars of observability, presenting open-source solutions to start your knowledge journey.

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This article aims to propose a solution using the permissioned network Hyperledger Fabric for sharing immutable information between organizations. Companies from all over the world invest heavily in innovation to create answers to the needs presented in the market. In a corporate context, the transaction of information in a secure and inviolable way can be incredibly valuable.

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All systems are subject to failure. Chaos Engineering is a way to guarantee the predictability of your system. Your team must act proactively and have a culture of accepting error as part of the learning process. Chaos Engineering can help to understand the system’s behavior and prevent its effects from being greater. There are several services to perform these tests: Chaos Monkey, Gremlin, and Chaos Toolkit. In this article, we are going to show how one of them works.

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All systems are subject to failure. The ideal scenario would be to resolve these failures before they cause damage to the…


This article aims to present a proposal for document validation using Blockchain. Even with the world moving quickly, validation processes are often slow and manual. The use of Smart Contracts and Blockchain is ideal for this manual and unreliable scenario. This decentralized system stores the history of assets and transactions on a network with no central point of failure. More resistant to malicious attacks, Blockchain allows the acceptance of documents securely and digitally.

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This text aims to present the wonders of Spark AR. There is a lot of excitement around Virtual Reality(VR), Augmented Reality(AR) and Mixed Reality(MR). Spark AR Studio is a program provided by Facebook to develop Augmented Reality filters for social networks. The creative economy states that man’s ability to create is the main production input. To face a market in constant change and with highly qualified professionals, it is necessary to be prepared. As a result, we need knowledge that permeates different areas. …


This article aims to suggest an alternative to the existing electronic voting system. Fraud cases and dubious electoral processes are recurrent in the recent history of elections. According to a survey, three out of five respondents believe that cyberattacks can manipulate elections in their countries soon. Although experts claim that the electronic voting system is the aptest to promote a safe election, the lack of confidence in the current system puts at risk the legitimacy of the winning candidate.

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This article aims to give an overview of the DevOps culture and show how it can be used by app developers to shorten their development life cycle. DevOps is vital for modern app development and delivery. However, most of the mobile application does not have full continuous integration and either continuous deployment practices. Mobile application development and IT operations should collaborate to create a more reliable and useful mobile environment. The singularities between the two main mobile operating systems (IOS and Android) make it difficult to have a unique solution. …


This article introduces an approach to predict the success of a Brazilian film before it hits the box office. Each year, filmmakers produce hundreds of films. The box office success is essential to the industry’s survival. Knowing which movies are likely to be successful and which ones will probably fail before launch can greatly benefit the producers. Instead of listening to critics, we applied classification and regression models to make that decision. For this we used a database from the “Observatório Brasileiro do Cinema e do Audiovisual” between the years of 1995 to 2017. …

Matheus Leal

Computer Engineering, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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