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Building cost-effective AWS Step Functions workflows

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Builders create AWS Step Functions workflows to orchestrate multiple services into business-critical applications with minimal code. Customers are looking for best practices and guidelines to build cost-effective workflows with Step Functions. This blog post explains the difference between Standard and Express Workflows. It shows the cost of running the same workload as Express or Standard Workflows. Then it covers how to migrate from Standard to Express, how to combine workflow types to optimize for cost, and how to modularize and nest one workflow inside another. It also provides a lower cost of $1.00 per million invocations versus $25 per million for Standard Workflows.


GitHub - argoproj/argo-workflows: Workflow engine for Kubernetes

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Argo Workflows is an open source container-native workflow engine for orchestrating parallel jobs on Kubernetes. Argo Workflows is implemented as a Kubernetes CRD (Custom Resource Definition). Argo is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosted project. Check out our Java, Golang and Python clients. We host monthly community meetings where we and the community showcase demos and discuss the current and future state of the project.


Improve Your Data Science Workflow with Rolling Functions in Pandas

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For the purpose of this article, I have created a dummy daily store sales dataset of 7 days, starting from 7th Jan 2020 to 13th Jan 2020. Corresponding to each date, we know whether it is a weekend or a weekday. Moreover, I generated a random sale number corresponding to both cash and card modes of payment. As elaborated above, window functions consider a subset of rows at a time to estimate a statistic/measure on the given data. In Pandas, this family of functions is accessible using the df.rolling() class.


Apple buys automation app Workflow and makes it free

Mashable

Apple has acquired Workflow, a popular productivity app that lets you automate tasks on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The terms of the acquisition, which was first reported on by TechCrunch, were not made public, but Apple has confirmed the deal. SEE ALSO: This is the real reason Apple's senior leadership lacks diversity On the business end of things, Apple has picked up both the app and the team of young developers behind it. Apple already has a similar app on macOS called Automator, but the acquisition of Workflow might lead to integrated automation of tasks on Apple's mobile devices as well. Workflow lets you simplify tasks like calculating tips or log your weight; you can create your own "workflows" or browse through other users' automated tasks.


Why Is Apple Refunding Workflow Users Who Bought The App Recently?

International Business Times

Apple has decided to refund some Workflow app users after recently acquiring the automation app. The Cupertino giant is sending users who bought the app in the last few weeks notifications about receiving a refund soon. On Monday, MacRumors learned that Tim Cook's company has made Workflow a free-to-download app. Not only that, some key features of the app have also been removed as part of the changes that have taken place since Apple acquired the app and the team behind it. Users of the app who purchased it in the not too distant past received an email from the iTunes Support Team that says, "Since you recently purchased this app, we have issued you a full refund in the amount of $3.23.