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RethinkDB 2.0 Is Amazing
read I just turned in my next course for Pluralsight: RethinkDB Fundamentals – almost in time for their announcement that 2.0 has been released. This is very exciting – it’s a…
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The girl game archival project that’s rewriting geek history
It was the mid-’90s, and to many people, video games were synonymous with derivatives of Doom and Quake. "Zip through the aisles at the local computer store and the mayhem mounts quickly," The…
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The Roomba for Lawns Is Really Pissing Off Astronomers
Who can hate a Roomba? Astronomers, that’s who. The robotic vacuums we all know and love ensure we don’t have to clean our own homes ourselves to get them spotless. (God forbid.) Now,…
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Yes, You Can Catch Insanity
One day in March 2010, Isak McCune started clearing his throat with a forceful, violent sound. The New Hampshire toddler was 3, with a Beatles mop of blonde hair and a cuddly, loving personality. His…
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Large-scale cluster management at Google with Borg
Venue Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys), ACM, Bordeaux, France (2015) Publication Year 2015 Authors Abhishek Verma, Luis Pedrosa, Madhukar R. Korupolu, David…
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Etsy crafts a $267 million IPO
Etsy is now the largest certified socially-responsible company, or B Corporation, to go public in the U.S. It will begin trading Thursday on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "ETSY." The online…
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We spent 6 months calculating the total cost of gun violence in America
By Mark Follman, Julia Lurie, Jaeah Lee, and James West | Wed Apr. 15, 2015 06:00 AM ET what does gun violence cost? by the numbers
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NoSQL Is Dead
You are now in FULL VIEW CLOSE FULL VIEW by Eric Redmond on Feb 06, 2015 | Share
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The Pay Ratio
At the New Yorker blog, George Packer responded to my earlier post, Learning From Los Gatos, with a few thoughtful and generous remarks. I think we are in agreement that the politics of Silicon…
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5 Reasons That Almonds Really Are a Big Problem
Almonds: crunchy, delicious, and...the center of a nefarious plot to suck California dry? They certainly have used up a lot of ink lately—partly inspired by our reporting over the past year.…
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Comixology's numbers indicate female characters dominate digital comics sales
Stay Connected. Follow Polygon Now! × Of Marvel's top 10 best-selling comics in March, four of them featured a lead female character (three characters in total, as the first two issues of the…
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Lightning on wheels: the insane electric racing of Formula E
With just hours before a live, global, contractually required television broadcast, Formula E organizers raced to assemble a track in downtown Miami. With the hot sun beating down on an anxious…
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When a Rising Tide Sinks Most Boats
Do the majority of Americans share in the benefits of economic recoveries? Does a rising tide, as we are often told, lift all boats? It turns out that since World War II, every expansion has…
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How to ship features quickly with high quality
The Fluencia engineering team highly values speed and correctness. Here are some techniques that we use to ship new features quickly and with high quality: Reduce scope ruthlessly. For a new product,…
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Fearless Concurrency with Rust
The Rust project was initiated to solve two thorny problems: How do you do safe systems programming? How do you make concurrency painless? Initially these problems seemed orthogonal, but to our…
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7 days ago
HASH(0x1e63d40)
Rule 1. You can't tell where a program is going to spend its time. Bottlenecks occur in surprising places, so don't try to second guess and put in a speed hack until you've proven that's where the…
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The Spotify model: how to create, dissolve, and remix teams to be more dynamic and more innovative
THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY REQUEST AND POSTED ON POPFORMS.COM. SPECIAL THANKS TO KATE STULL FOR REQUESTING THE ARTICLE, AND HELPING ME WITH EDITING.One of the most challenging parts of…
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Massage and Bodywork Magazine for the Visually Impaired - Over-Manipulation Syndrome
Back to Massage and Bodywork Issue List Back to September/October 2012 Article List We have all had the client who cannot stop cracking his back, chest, fingers, or neck. Even during the intake…
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The Real Reason Why 80%+ of Funded Startups Fail
A friend confessed to me the other night that his funded startup had failed. “It was growing,” he said. “We were getting customers. We just weren’t getting them fast…
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https://metamarkets.com/2015/simplicity-stability-and-transparency-how-samza-makes-data-integration-a-breeze/
Last summer, we blogged about the evolution of our Druid data integration pipelines from batch to real-time. Earlier this year, we went through another change: switching the stream processing…
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10 Years of Git: An Interview with Git Creator Linus Torvalds
Ten years ago this week, the Linux kernel community faced a daunting challenge: They could no longer use their revision control system BitKeeper and no other Software Configuration Management (SCMs)…
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The future of Apple Watch and Apps
A few days ago, M.G. Siegler wrote a wonderful post entitled “A Tale Of Two Wearables” in which he describes how simple and carefree your life is at Disney World when you wear the theme…
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO)
There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to disc...
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Life after Pimco: Mohamed El-Erian on economics, politics and his hope for a 'Sputnik moment'
Over a year has passed since Mohamed El-Erian abruptly quit the helm of Pacific Investment Management Co., the $1.7 trillion global financial powerhouse based in Newport Beach.He has left behind the…
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A New Explanation for Why Extraverts Are Happier
Extraversion and Happiness One of the most robust findings in personality psychology is that people who are more extraverted also tend to feel happier. And by "happier", which I'm using as…
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A real-time processing revival
Register for Strata + Hadoop World, London. Editor’s note: Ben Lorica is an advisor to Databricks and Graphistry. Many of the technologies discussed in this post will be covered in trainings,…
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17 days ago
Introverts as Leaders (Briefly)
Introverts have two unique strengths that, I believe, can lead towards opportunities to be stronger leaders: Introverts are professional listeners. Their natural state is to observe and gather data…
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18 days ago
The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things
Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your…
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19 days ago
Will the future judge us moral? – Stefan Klein and Stephen Cave – Aeon
In 100 years it will not be acceptable to use genderised words such as ‘he’ or ‘she’, which are loaded with centuries of prejudice and reduce a spectrum of greys to black…
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Choose Boring Technology
Probably the single best thing to happen to me in my career was having had Kellan placed in charge of me. I stuck around long enough to see Kellan's technical decisionmaking start to bear fruit. I…
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Internal Memo: Zappos is offering severance to employees who aren’t all in with Holacracy
On March 24, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shared with employees a companywide memo stating that it would more aggressively pursue self-organization and is offering employees severance to quit, giving…
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21 days ago
How We Scale VividCortex's Backend Systems - High Scalability -
This is guest post by Baron Schwartz, Founder & CEO of VividCortex, the first unified suite of performance management tools specifically designed for today's large-scale, polyglot persistence…
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2015/03/wealth-inequality?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/nimbysinthetwentyfirstcentury
SINCE the publication of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century", Thomas Piketty has won many plaudits for his work on inequality. The book has so far sold more than 1.5m copies. Its arguments have…
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Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous
Tim Cook is chief executive of Apple. There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to…
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21 days ago
Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity.
Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children? Though American parents are with their children more than any parents in the world, many feel guilty because they don’t believe…
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22 days ago
How Sleep Became A Social Justice Issue
Maria Fernandes worked three jobs at three different Dunkin’ Donuts stores in New Jersey. She napped when she could, often in her car between shifts. She tended to sleep with the engine…
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22 days ago
How Amazon Web Services Uses Formal Methods
Contributed articles By Chris Newcombe, Tim Rath, Fan Zhang, Bogdan Munteanu, Marc Brooker, Michael Deardeuff Communications of the ACM, Vol. 58 No. 4, Pages 66-73 10.1145/2699417 Comments
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Defending Darwin
Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Thinkstock. Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer
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How to Lose Time and Money
July 2010When we sold our startup in 1998 I suddenly got a lot of money. I now had to think about something I hadn't had to think about before: how not to lose it. I knew it was possible to go from…
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27 days ago
Where Technology Actually Puts People Face to Face
There's a relatively new way for people to meet face-to-face, and these Meetups are fostered online and are beginning to crop up all over Central and Western Virginia. WMRA’s Kara Lofton has…
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27 days ago
Coming Soon – AWS SDK for Go
My colleague Peter Moon wrote the guest post below and asked me to get it out to the world ASAP! — Jeff; AWS currently offers SDKs for seven different programming languages – Java, C#,…
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27 days ago
Zen and the Art of Wearable Markup
A recent dustup over whether wearables should support HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or run only native apps got me thinking about that question, which is really about the limits (if any) of progressive…
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28 days ago
Romantimatic
If you’re having trouble using the app, please visit our Support page. We live in a world where it’s easier to communicate with another human being than ever before — a world…
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28 days ago
What is Kanban?
Kanban is a new technique for managing a software development process in a highly efficient way. Kanban underpins Toyota's "just-in-time" (JIT) production system. Although producing software is a…
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28 days ago
Unofficial guide to Datomic internals
Disclaimer: I do not work for Cognitect and, unfortunately, haven’t seen any source code of Datomic. I just made it through a lot of public talks, docs and google group answers about Datomic.…
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28 days ago
daniel.haxx.se
Today we celebrate the fact that it is exactly 17 years since the first public release of curl. I have always been the lead developer and maintainer of the project. When I released that first version…
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The inside story of how Apple's new medical research platform was born
On September 27, 2013, during a dimly-lit presentation at Stanford’s MedX conference, Dr. Stephen Friend told an audience about the future of medical research. “Imagine ten trials,…
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A not-so-obvious reason to apply to YC
I’m a YC founder, but I’m not one of the many YC founders whose company has taken off quite yet.  Actually, I’m no longer working on the company that I applied to YC with…
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Richard Stallman’s GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty
Richard Stallman, who published his manifesto in March of 1985, has been known to say that, “with software, either the users control the program, or the program controls the users.”
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"Agile Architecture" - Molly Dishman & Martin Fowler Keynote
Watch more from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference: http://goo.gl/lXpXnG There is a common misconception that architecture is thrown out the windo...
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Tim Cook On Apple's Future: Everything Can Change Except Values
Fast Company: How does Steve Jobs’s legacy live on at Apple? Tim Cook: Steve felt that most people live in a small box. They think they can’t influence or change things a lot. I think…
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Switching to Go and Learning What Features It's Missing Along the Way
From former Rubyists to self-taught JavaScripters, we’ve been hearing about a number of developers who are taking the plunge by programming in Go. Simplicity, performance, concurrency and…
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4 weeks ago
On having a totally reasonable amount of self-confidence
I was at a tech women's meetup organized by a close friend and colleague. She took the podium for a moment to talk about women in tech, to thank sponsors, and to share some encouraging words with the…
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How big data is unfair
As we’re on the cusp of using machine learning for rendering basically all kinds of consequential decisions about human beings in domains such as education, employment, advertising, health…
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Top Company for Women in Computing ABIE Award
The Top Company for Women in Computing initiative is a unique program that helps companies measure the gender diversity of their technical workforce against industry standards and peer benchmarks.…
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Estimates and Our Brain
Why is it so hard to estimate how long a piece of work will take? When I estimate how long to add a feature, I break it down into tasks. Maybe I'll need to create a table in the database, add a…
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We Actually Built A Remote Team, And It Rocks!
(A counterpoint to http://blog.statuspage.io/we-tried-building-a-remote-team-and-it-sucked.)The LonoCloud team at ViaSat has been remote for its entire existence. We started in October 2011 with…
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First Alan Adler Invented the Aerobie. Now He’s Created the Perfect Cup of Coffee
Last year my electric coffeemaker broke. I was about to buy another when I stumbled upon reviews of something called an AeroPress, a $30 single-serving plastic device that looks like a hand pump and,…
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4 weeks ago
Accepting Change: Letting Yourself Fall in the Flow of Your Life (Part II)
Live. Life. Now! Three words shared by me on Facebook and Twitter during the past couple of years, but it took until my accident for me to really appreciate their meaning. I encourage my friends and…
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4 weeks ago
Who’s to blame for the digital time deficit? – Judy Wajcman – Aeon
More than 40 years ago, as a young woman in Melbourne, Australia, I had a pen friend in Papua New Guinea. She lived in a coastal village, an hour’s slow boat trip from the city of Lae. I went…
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4 weeks ago
Exactly-once Spark Streaming from Apache Kafka
Thanks to Cody Koeninger, Senior Software Engineer at Kixer, for the guest post below about Apache Kafka integration points in Apache Spark 1.3. Spark 1.3 will ship in CDH 5.4. The new release of…
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4 weeks ago
One Year of DynamoDB at Timehop
What is DynamoDB?I don’t intend to explain the ins and outs of what DynamoDB is or what it’s intended for, there’s plenty of documentation online for that. But I will mention the…
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5 weeks ago
We Tried Building A Remote Team And It Sucked
StatusPage.io has been a remote company for the majority of its existence. We started with just Scott in Colorado and myself in North Carolina. About six months after we started, Danny came onboard…
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5 weeks ago
My Answers for Microservices Awkward Questions
Earlier this year, Ade published Awkward questions for those boarding the microservices bandwagon. I think the list is pretty solid, and (with a small push from Ade) I decided to write concise…
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5 weeks ago
David Whyte on How to Break the Tyranny of Work/Life Balance
“We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel.” The equilibrium between productivity…
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5 weeks ago
John Gray: Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war
For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In the most modern parts of the world, these thinkers tell us, war has practically disappeared. The world’s…
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5 weeks ago
Lucene
Before MongoDB, before Cassandra, before “NoSQL”, there was Lucene. Did you know that Doug Cutting wrote the first versions of Lucene in 1999? To put things in context, this was around…
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5 weeks ago
Jason Silva and Douglas Rushkoff | Creative Session
Jason Silva and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff MINDJAM at 92Y in New York City. Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex system...
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Go Is a Shop-built Jig
Alex Payne wrote an excellent essay called Thoughts on Five Years of Emerging Languages. It called to mind something I wrote a while ago for a limited audience that I never got around to turning into…
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5 weeks ago
How to choose the number of topics/partitions in a Kafka cluster?
This is a common question asked by many Kafka users. The goal of this post is to explain a few important determining factors and provide a few simple formulas. More partitions lead to higher…
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5 weeks ago
Simple materialized views in kafka and clojure
For the purpose of this experiment, we will consider a very simple job board application. The application relies on a single entity type: a job description, and either does per-key access or…
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5 weeks ago
Goodbye MongoDB, Hello PostgreSQL
Olery was founded almost 5 years ago. What started out as a single product (Olery Reputation) developed by a Ruby development agency grew into a set of different products and many different…
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5 weeks ago
Taming the asynchronous beast with ES7
One of the trickiest aspects of PouchDB is that its API is asynchronous. I see no shortage of confused questions on Stack Overflow, Github, and IRC, and most often they stem from a misunderstanding…
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5 weeks ago
Your sweet spot: How to become more productive while actually working less.
Find your sweet spot — the place where you’re happy and more productive while actually working less Modern life can feel overwhelming and stressful. Happiness expert Christine Carter, a sociologist…
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5 weeks ago
How to work from home without going insane (purple monkey dishwasher)
I’m writing a book about successfully working from home; click here if you want to know when it is complete. So you’ve decided to work from home. As a rookie-veteran of…
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5 weeks ago
The Hiring Post
1 The software developer job interview doesn’t work. Companies should stop relying on them. The savviest teams will outcompete their peers by devising alternative hiring schemes. Years from…
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6 weeks ago
Why we need Resilient Software Design
JAXenter: Why is Resilient Software Design so important that we need an extra term for it? Why not just say “failsafe” or “failure-resistant”? Michael Nygard: When we…
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6 weeks ago
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