Links You Don't Want To Miss (May 7)
When Big Data isn’t that Big
“Big Data” has become a synonym for simple data analysis, even when the data you’re analyzing isn’t all that big. This can cause problems and confusion.
Run Ruby In-Browser
Decaf: a fork of WebKit (currently Mac-only) that lets you run Ruby in the browser. You can build it yourself or download a binary at the GitHub page.
Two Views of a Chessboard in Python
This tutorial targets kids and other beginners, but it’s a cool implementation of Chess in Python with a nice dual-perspective demonstration of the power of MVC.
The Cost of Heroku’s Non-Intelligent Routing
A blogger claims that Heroku’s routing uses 25% of your dynos’ capacity.
DBX: Dropbox’s First Developer Conference
Dropbox has announced its first developer conference. It will be held on July 9 at Fort Mason in San Francisco, CA.
Oculus Rift Guillotine
This dev team created a guillotine simulator for the Oculus Rift in which the player lays with their head on a chopping block and waits for the blade to fall. Looks fun?