CodeDeploy 對發生衝突的調整

AWS CodeDeploy 推出了新的功能,當 CodeDeploy 偵測到發生衝突時可以設定處理的方式:「AWS CodeDeploy Adds File Handling Support」。

以往遇到衝突時就會失敗,而現在可以選擇處理方式了:

Previously, CodeDeploy would fail the deployment when it detected a discrepancy between the files present at a target location and those in the last successful deployment. Now, you can choose how CodeDeploy responds (e.g., fail the deployment, retain the content, or overwrite the content) when encountering such files for each deployment.

這樣方便不少啊,之前在測試階段時偷改東西常常被抓包... XD

設計資料同步問題時一定會遇到的 Conflict 解決方案

在「A Conflict-Free Replicated JSON Datatype」這邊看到有趣的東西。(arXiv 說 2016/08/18 會有一個小時的 downtime,台灣時間剛好是 2016/08/18 的 20:20 開始:「Maintenance scheduled for Aug 18 8:20 a.m. EDT」)

作者們設計這個架構是想要在 JSON 結構上找出一個演算法,在 P2P 架構上 (而不需要靠 server) 可以同步並且產生一致的結果,另外要求當 conflict 時不要掉資料:

In this paper we present an algorithm and formal semantics for a JSON data structure that automatically resolves concurrent modifications such that no updates are lost, and such that all replicas converge towards the same state.

作者提出來的想法不是很複雜,而且 merge 保留姿的方法也頗... 特別,但總是給大家一個想法,各何況很多情況下都是有 server 架構,就簡單多了...

維基百科的使用條款更新,強制揭露利益衝突問題

維基百科昨天的使用條款修訂公告中,提到了「揭露利益衝突」的問題:「Making a change to our Terms of Use: Requirements for disclosure」,這份文件的最後方有簡體中文版的說明,對於看英文比較不通順的人可以先看中文版的說明。

在新版的「Terms of Use」裡面,有一個專門的章節「Paid contributions without disclosure」:

These Terms of Use prohibit engaging in deceptive activities, including misrepresentation of affiliation, impersonation, and fraud. As part of these obligations, you must disclose your employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution for which you receive, or expect to receive, compensation. You must make that disclosure in at least one of the following ways:

  • a statement on your user page,
  • a statement on the talk page accompanying any paid contributions, or
  • a statement in the edit summary accompanying any paid contributions.

這段修正可以從「Difference between revisions of "Terms of Use" - Wikimedia Foundation」這邊看到完整的 diff。

這是對於「付費編輯」的反制:國外甚至有專門收費找人編輯維基百科的公司在運作 (可以參考 2013 年 10 月的「Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner’s response to paid advocacy editing and sockpuppetry」這篇文章),這次在使用條款內直接增訂這一部份,將本來只是社群規範的項目變成直接上法院反制。

早該這麼做了,這件事情意義重大...