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Benchmarking C++, Python, R, etc.

Sun, 2014-06-22 08:00
The other day Travis Oliphant pointed out an interesting paper: A Comparison of Programming Languages in Economics. The paper benchmarks several programming languages on a computational problem in economics. All the usual disclaimers about benchmarks apply, your mileage may vary, etc. See the paper for details. Preview Text:  The other day Travis...
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75% of Businesses Yet to Reach Production with Big Data

Sat, 2014-06-21 09:00
“Analytics 2014,” Lavastorm’s second annual survey on analytic usage, trends, and future initiatives found that 75% of businesses have yet to successfully use Big Data and analytics to make impactful decisions, despite a majority of them having increased investment in analytics services. Preview Text:  “Analytics 2014,” Lavastorm’s...
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AllJoyn: A Framework to Make IoT Universal and Accessible

Sat, 2014-06-21 09:00
What, if anything, ties IoT the numerous and varied aspects of IoT together? If you ask Tim Kellogg, it's a simple answer: AllJoyn, an open source project of the AllSeen Alliance. Preview Text:  What, if anything, ties IoT the numerous and varied aspects of IoT together? If you ask Tim Kellogg, it's a simple answer: AllJoyn, an open...
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Illustrating and Visualizing Continuous Delivery

Sat, 2014-06-21 09:00
Nhan Ngo, a QA engineer at Spotify, made a series of illustrations about visualizing Continuous Delivery that are available under a Creative Commons license. She's done an amazing job at making a concept easy to visualize that many are unable to understand even after a great deal of educating. Also, it's just too damn cute--that certainly helps to keep you entertained, which is not something we...
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Scala Code Trollin’

Sat, 2014-06-21 08:30
So, we’ve all heard of “flatmap that sh**”, right? The new, functional, hipster way of saying You’re doing it wrong Since we don’t really care about dogma and functional religion that much, let’s just start trolling a little (it’s so much easier anyway), with Scala code. Check out the following piece of useful Scala code, which does compile: Preview Text:  ...
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Review: Learning Pentesting for Android Devices

Sat, 2014-06-21 08:00
Preview Text:  "Learning Pentesting for Android Devices" is a book for all curious guys that want to understand how things are working inside their Android device. The goal of the book is to explore which vulnerability and issues could be present in an Android application and how to prevent and to reveal them. ...
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The App Economy Will Never Fully Take Flight Without DBaaS

Sat, 2014-06-21 08:00
Developers are continually upping the ante by creating better, smarter and more valuable apps. However, these apps also have increasingly sophisticated data requirements, and the ability to take them to the next level may be stymied by an archaic approach to databases in which developers are required to either make serious compromises about how they store and query their data, or learn to manage...
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Network Autonomy: Feedback Defined Networking

Fri, 2014-06-20 09:00
This article was originally written by Marten Terpstra at the Plexxi blog. Preview Text:  If nothing else, SDN in whatever definition you like, is giving us the concept of a programmable network. And what use is programming a network if all you use it for is to automate basic configuration information? Legacy ...
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Android's Dalvik Runtime Scrapped in Favor of ART

Fri, 2014-06-20 09:00
It's been pretty clear for a while now that Google was going to move Android from Dalvik to a new runtime called AOT runtime called ART - we talked about it in November, then December, then again in
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Conjecture: Scalable Machine Learning in Hadoop with Scalding

Fri, 2014-06-20 09:00
When it comes to predictive modeling and machine learning, the most obvious product of engineering work that is seen client-side are those tailored ads: they scour your internet behavior and feed you content based on your preferences. This type of framework becomes particularly important on e-commerce platforms in recommending related purchases and other behaviors. Preview Text:  ...
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Supreme Court Rules in Software Patent Case

Fri, 2014-06-20 09:00
Big news Thursday in the tech world: the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International  that an abstract idea isn't patentable. According to several sources, they stopped short of making a wider declaration of software patents in general, leaving the topic open for further deliberation. Preview Text:  ...
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NoSQL on Android

Fri, 2014-06-20 09:00
There are various NoSQL solutions for mobile platforms such as the iOS and Android. Here, we will look at Couchbase Lite (CBL – the successor of TouchDB), a lightweight, full-featured, embedded JSON database. Preview Text:  There are various NoSQL solutions for mobile platforms such as the iOS and Android. Here, we will look at...
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Javascript for Java Developers

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:30
This post will go over the Javascript language from the point of view of a Java developer, focusing on the differences between the two languages and the frequent pain points. We will go over the following: Preview Text:  This post will go over the Javascript language from the point of view of a Java developer, focusing on the differences between...
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Manually Managing Users Across Servers

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:30
When we spin up our first servers, we know it’s easy to manage users. Creating and removing users is only a couple of commands:Adding a user:useradd rajatpasswd rajat<enter password><re-enter password>Even easier to remove a user: Preview Text:  Our goal is to automate the management of your servers. Managing users is one of the top...
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The Swift Programming Language

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:30
 https://developer.apple.com/swift/ This lowers the bar for entry to the iOS market. Does it also lower the bar for Mac OS X? Can it be used to write command-line command-line applications ("scripts")? It has a REPL, which means it can do a kind of "just-in-time" compile and run. This is how Python works, so perhaps this is a viable mode for using Swift. Preview Text:  ...
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ColdFusion UI The Right Way: HTML version

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:30
Back when Adam Cameron and I launched the ColdFusion UI - The Right Way project, I mentioned that initially we would accept submissions from the community to build out the content before releasing an actual readable version. Turns out I kind of forgot to get around to doing that. The content in the GitHub repo is in Markdown, which is pretty readable, but it isn't exactly in a nice form to hand...
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Attempting to Define "Internet of Things"

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:30
Jason, a friend and colleague, recently posted an update on his blog titled “What is Internet of Things”. In his post, he calls out a couple great potential scenarios, but I called him out for not really defining IOT. He attempted to counter with what is in my opinion a marketing blurb. I like and respect Jason, so much of this back and forth was good natured colleague rib-poking. ...
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High Availability with MySQL Fabric: Part II

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:30
Originally written by Fernando Ipar and Martin Arrieta Preview Text:  In a previous post, the author showed a simple HA setup managed with MySQL Fabric, including some basic failure scenarios. Today, he’ll present a similar scenario from an application developer’s point of view, using the Python Connector for the examples. ...
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Error Logging and Tracking Done Right with Raygun.io

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:30
For some years now, one of the first things I’ve dropped into any new project has been ELMAH. Grab it from NuGet, provision yourself a SQL database table and watch magic happen as every unhandled error gets dumped into the DB and is reviewable via a handler which exposes the original stack trace amongst other info such as server variables and POST data. In theory, you also secure this. In...
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Why Should We Dump Java EE Standard?

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:30
I never thought that I have to write about this topic again, but I have to since a couple months ago I have to justify a decision of using Spring Framework in an enterprise environment. Preview Text:  I never thought that I have to write about this topic again, but I have to since a couple months ago I have to justify a decision of using Spring...
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