One of the things I find fascinating about dating websites is that
the profiles of people are almost identical so I thought it would be an
0 replies - 3681 views - 12/05/12 by Mark Needham in Articles
A talk from Denis Sheahan on Netflix's Cassandra Architecture and Open Source efforts. Presented on 28 March 2012 in Cassandra Europe.
0 replies - 812 views - 11/20/12 by Brandon Nokes in Uncategorized
Sean Owen from the Mahout project (& Pentech VC,) at the 2nd BigData London meetup.
0 replies - 578 views - 11/20/12 by Brandon Nokes in Uncategorized
You might have missed it but right now there is another revolution going on: MOOC – Massive Open Online Courses. The idea is that exceptional teachers make...
0 replies - 5043 views - 10/31/12 by Jens Schauder in Articles
In my last post
I detailed the implications of the access patterns your code takes to
main memory. Since then I've had a lot of questions...
0 replies - 3321 views - 10/28/12 by Martin Thompson in Articles
Wikipedia defines a Heisenbug as:
A software bug that seems to disappear when one attempts to study it.
Sometimes one has...
2 replies - 3111 views - 10/24/12 by Jens Schauder in Articles
A String based puzzle for you.
The following program
String te = "te", st = "st";
String username =...
5 replies - 8429 views - 10/18/12 by Peter Lawrey in Articles
The best code I have ever written is the code I never wrote. It works
exactly as intended. There are no bugs, ever. It doesn’t increase
complexity of the...
1 replies - 3613 views - 09/27/12 by Jakub Holý in Articles
What is a regression ?
Regressions are due to a change in the code or its dependencies, but sometimes also to environment changes. We won't be talking about...
0 replies - 1859 views - 09/18/12 by Michaël Picovschi in Articles
A lot of sites offer programmatic access to their content
via API’s. The main advantage for the producer of this content is...
0 replies - 2982 views - 09/03/12 by Cedric Beust in Articles
I was thinking about the Travelling Salesman
problem this morning. I came up with an algorithm that permits a few
nice optimizations. My guess is that...
1 replies - 10138 views - 07/27/12 by Shannon Behrens in Articles
The other week I was working on my compilers homework – the semantic analysis part is an object-oriented nightmare. Something called the visitor pattern to...
10 replies - 17017 views - 05/15/12 by Swizec Teller in Articles
Mike Swaim gave a presentation today entitled No Silver Bullet, an allusion to Fred Brook’s classic essay by the same title. You can download the slides...
3 replies - 9439 views - 04/18/12 by John Cook in Articles
Over the weekend I met some students studying linguistics. Methods
from Linguistics are very important for text retrieval and data mining.
That is why, in...
0 replies - 5976 views - 04/13/12 by René Pickhardt in Articles
Occam’s razor says that if two models fit equally well, the simpler
model is likely to be a better description of reality. Why should that
0 replies - 5392 views - 03/24/12 by John Cook in Articles
Twitter led me to an interesting blog post—go read it before you continue. Or you can read the reproduction of it here, for those of you too lazy to click...
6 replies - 10596 views - 03/21/12 by Ted Neward in Articles
I saw a tweet asking why do we educate computer scientists to get
developers and compared this to structural engineers and stone masons. I
3 replies - 8716 views - 03/15/12 by Tim Murphy in Articles
Some weeks ago, I finished Compilers : Principles, Techniques & Tools, by Afred V. Aho, Monica S. Lam, Ravi Sethi and Jeffrey D. Ullman. This book is also...
2 replies - 2959 views - 01/31/12 by Baptiste Wicht in Articles
Learn about the newest release of Bio4j, which now includes AWS instances from any region, a basic REST server, and support for Cypher and Gremlin.Hi !
0 replies - 3613 views - 01/13/12 by Pablo Pareja Tobes in Articles
A fixed point for a function is a point at which the value of the
function does not change when the function is applied. More formally, x is a fixed point...
0 replies - 5958 views - 01/09/12 by Giuseppe Vettigli in Articles