Introduction to Hadoop « JTeam Blog / JTeam: Enterprise Java, O Recently I was playing around with Hadoop, after a while I really recognized that this was a great technology. Hadoop allows you to write and run your application in a distributed manner and process large amounts of data with it. It consists out of a MapReduce implementation and a distributed file system. Personally I did not have any experience with distributed computing beforehand, but I found MapReduce quiet easily to understand. In this blog post I will give an introduction to Hadoop by showing a relative simple MapReduce application.
Facebook has been teasing us. While many of their recent acquisitions have been surprising, shocking is the only word adequately describing Facebook's 5 day whirlwind acquisition of Oculus, immersive virtual reality visionaries, for a now paltry sounding $2 billion. The backlash is a pandemic, jumping across social networks with the speed only a meme powered by the directly unaffected can generate. For more than 30 years VR has been the dream burning in the heart of every science fiction fan.