Sean Owen from the Mahout project (& Pentech VC,) at the 2nd BigData London meetup.
0 replies - 482 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 - 4623 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 - 3126 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 - 2840 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 - 7977 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 - 3487 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 - 1743 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 - 2837 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 - 9683 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 - 16643 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 - 8645 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 - 5767 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 - 5270 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...
5 replies - 10375 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
2 replies - 8412 views - 03/15/12 by Tim Murphy in Articles