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Scala and Hadoop: Hand in Hand at Twitter

If you have read the paper published by Google’s Jeffrey Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat (MapReduce: Simplied Data Processing on Large Clusters), they revealed...

0 replies - 11878 views - 08/05/12 by Istvan Szegedi in Articles

Pragmatic Visualization from the US Government Data Service

The content of this article was written by Tony Hirst on his blog, OUseful.Info. A week or two ago, the Government Data Service started publishing a summary...

0 replies - 3437 views - 08/05/12 by Eric Genesky in Articles

Google Refine Recipes: Reshaping a Data Set

The content of this article was originally written by Tony Hirst on his blog, OUseful.Info. One of the things I’ve kept stumbling over in Google Refine is...

0 replies - 4152 views - 07/30/12 by Eric Genesky in Articles

My Thoughts on Google Compute Engine

Ben Kepes reflects on his recent experience at GoogleIO, where Google announced the limited release of its IaaS, Google Compute Engine. At GoogleIO today,...

0 replies - 5356 views - 07/05/12 by Ben Kepes in Articles

Can We Pronounce "The Cloud" Hype Over Yet?

Feb 29th, the leap day in a leap year, saw not only the third day in Microsoft’s MVP 2012 Summit, not to mention the fifth iteration of my personal MVP...

4 replies - 4841 views - 06/01/12 by Eric Genesky in Articles

Landmark Case in Software Copyright: Judge Rules that Java APIs are Not Copyrightable

Google won a battle in the so-called "smartphone wars" when Judge William Alsup ruled yesterday that Java APIs are not copyrightable.  This crucial...

1 replies - 5436 views - 06/01/12 by Eric Genesky in Articles

The Cloudcast: Project Razor - Google Ops for Enterprise Clouds

The Cloudcast - Eps.38 - Project Razor - Google Ops for Enterprise Clouds (21:32) Date: May 23, 2012 By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely Description:...

1 replies - 4278 views - 05/23/12 by Brian Gracely in Articles

Oracle v. Google - Verdict Will Arrive Monday

Starting on Monday, April 30th, the jury in the Oracle v. Google trial began deliberations for a verdict on whether Google infringed on Oracle copyrights...

5 replies - 11161 views - 05/04/12 by Mitch Pronschinske in Articles

EU Court of Justice Rules: 'Programming Languages May Not Be Protected By Copyright'

The ongoing case of Oracle v. Google has brought to light a problematic dispute over the copyright of certain parts of the Java language.  Coincidentally, the...

0 replies - 7575 views - 05/02/12 by Eric Genesky in Articles

More Thoughts on Banking 2.0

I’ve been writing now for a few years about Banking 2.0 – a general term that I use to describe what financial services will look like when it...

0 replies - 6971 views - 04/28/12 by Ben Kepes in Articles

GoogleDrive, Dropbox, Skydrive, etc.: Counting the Cost of Cloud Backup

With Google's latest release of their "cloud storage service", "Google Drive", I'm once again brought to review and contrast the...

4 replies - 11760 views - 04/26/12 by Tom O'connor in Articles

The Dimentions of Search UX

Or “Why Google Instant will (and won’t) change the way we search” Google Instant has caused considerable debate within the search community. Some...

0 replies - 6184 views - 04/19/12 by Tony Russell-rose in Articles

Is Google Play the Beginning of the End for Android?

Google recently began heavily promoting Google Play, the rebranded "one-stop shop for all your favorite entertainment" formerly known as the Android...

4 replies - 20443 views - 04/05/12 by Chris Smith in Articles

A Peek at Google’s Production Distributed Systems Tracing Infrastructure

It seems to be the case that if we learn something from the stories about technology and processes that major tech companies use, we might be able to bring...

0 replies - 5428 views - 11/08/11 by Mitch Pronschinske in News

Accuracy and performance of Google's Compact Language Detector

To get a sense of the accuracy and performance of Google's Compact Language Detector, I ran some tests against two other packages: Apache Tika,...

1 replies - 7321 views - 10/26/11 by Michael Mccandless in Articles

W3C Allows Corporate Sponsors. Good Idea or Bad Idea?

The World Wide Web Consortium said earlier this year that they'd start inviting corporations to buy sponsorship packages that promote the company and associate...

0 replies - 4630 views - 10/19/11 by Mitch Pronschinske in News

Google's "Dart" Revealed

Today, it has finally happened: At the GOTO conference, Google has officially presented its new programming language, Dart. This post gives an overview of...

13 replies - 15834 views - 10/10/11 by Axel Rauschmayer in News

Google Dart to “ultimately ... replace JavaScript”

The following keynote will be held at the GOTO Aarhus 2011 Conference on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011: “Dart, a new programming language for structured web...

6 replies - 17535 views - 09/12/11 by Axel Rauschmayer in News

Month Day Year Smart Dropdowns

6 replies - 11595 views - 08/21/11 by Snippets Manager in Uncategorized

Firefox 7 Beta Continues Mozilla's Updating Blitz

Following a routine that gives users a new version of Firefox every 6 weeks, Mozilla has announced a beta of Firefox 7, which will use as much as 50 percent...

0 replies - 25113 views - 08/21/11 by Jim Moscater in Daily Dose