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Photo-illustration: Christina Beard One morning in April, we each directed our browsers to Amazon.com ’s website. Not only did the site greet us by name, the home page opened with a host of suggested purchases.
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HTML5 is a new technology that allows developers to build rich web-based apps that run on any device via a standard web browser. Many think it will save the web, rendering native platform-dependent apps obsolete.
Data Scientist Drew Conway tackles the problem of deciding which programming languages are the most popular in an interesting way: by comparing the number of projects tagged in GitHub with each language, and the number of questions in StackOverflow about the language. The former is a measure of how often a language is used (though, mainly for open source projects); the latter is a measure of how many programmers are asking questions about it. Drew uses these measures and a k-means clustering technique to categorize langauges as follows:
A number of leading browser vendors and other tech companies, including Microsoft , Google , Apple, Adobe , Facebook, HP, Nokia, Mozilla, Opera and the W3C , just announced the launch of the Web Platform Docs project at WebPlatform.org .
Clustify analyzes the text in your documents to group related items into clusters.
W.T.F.M: Write The Freaking Manual I will take this moment to reflect on what has been an epic exercise in utter frustration: Sifting through poorly written documentation or tutorials for an otherwise excellent programming language, framework, project, etc.
Source Code Available The source code to Walrus is now available under the GNU GPL .
Few computer science or software development programs attempt to teach the building blocks of scalable systems.
If you ever want to screw over a library, just walk up to any shelf, pick up any book, and put it on another shelf where it doesn’t belong.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) added support today for a browser specification that defines ways for apps to allow resources to be accessed by web pages from different domains. The practice is called Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) and has been requested by AWS users for the past few years. The new service represents another way that AWS automates tasks that developers once had to do themselves.
Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) is a new HTML5 standard framework that enables the sharing of video, audio, and data directly between web browsers.
> Unfortunately, most interesting graph analytic problems do not fit into that model because the "graph-like" aspect is still limited to problem sizes that fit conventional algorithms. "interesting" != "useful"
Lecturing is an excellent way to inspire a group of individuals and create a foundation on which to collaborate. In this day and age, the slide deck catches the attention more than the written article.
big data and semantics
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