I’ve developed my own simple estimation tool which takes a more simplified view of the more complex tools I’ve used in the past. To understand how to leverage this utility, I need to explain the concepts which underpin the numbers.
Only about 1/3 of the Windows Runtime API members are available on both platforms, and there are some APIs that are specific to either Windows Phone or Windows 8 due the unique experiences or features of the hardware.
It drives me a little crazy every time I hear a startup developer complain that things are changing all the time. Well… what’d ya expect? BUT… in their defense, I’ve seen many a startup do a truly horrible job managing their developers.
The way I see it, “data science” is a term coined to describe a special set of requirements and a certain role within web based companies which accumulate a huge amount of data and wish to make use of that information.
A couple of months ago I wrote a blog post describing our use of Mahout random forests for the Kaggle Digit Recogniser Problem and after seeing how long it took to create forests with 500+ trees I wanted to see if this could be sped up by parallelising the process.