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Four short links: 8 August 2011 - Graph ORM, Graphic Computation, Web Intents, and Async RPC

By Nat Torkington
August 8, 2011

Bulbflow -- a Python framework for graph databases: it's like an ORM for graphs. (via Joshua Schachter) Nomograms -- the lost art of graphical computing. (via John D Cook) Web Intents -- adding Android-style Intents to the web. Services register their intention to be able to handle an action on the user's behalf. Applications request to start an Action...

Four short links: 29 July 2011 - SQL Injection, Optical Stick, SQL for Crowdsourcing, and DIY Medical Records

By Nat Torkington
July 29, 2011

SQL Injection Pocket Reference (Google Docs) -- just what it sounds like. (via ModSecurity SQL Injection Challenge: Lessons Learned) isostick: The Optical Drive in a Stick (KickStarter) -- clever! A USB memory stick with drivers that emulate optical drives so you can boot off .iso files you've put on the memory stick. (via Extreme Tech) CrowdDB: Answering Queries with...

Strata Week: When does data access become data theft? - Questions surround the Aaron Swartz case and Microsoft wants to help scholars with big data.

Strata Week: When does data access become data theft? - Questions surround the Aaron Swartz case and Microsoft wants to help scholars with big data.
By Audrey Watters
July 21, 2011

Aaron Swartz faces felony charges for downloading "big data" (more than 4 million academic journals) from the MIT library, Microsoft's new data tool is aimed at scholars, and David Eaves looks at open data efforts in Canada.

Four short links: 21 July 2011 - Javascript Helpers, 3D DOM, Hadoop Graph Optimizations, and Future Scenarios

By Nat Torkington
July 21, 2011

Sugar -- a Javascript library that fixes inconsistencies in built-in classes (Strings, Arrays, etc.) and extends them with much-needed time-saving functionality (e.g., automatic iterators over regular expressions; Date creation from strings; binding scopes to functions). Tilt -- clever Firefox plugin that lets you view the DOM on your page in 3D. Excellent for visually understanding the structure and layout...

Four short links: 12 July 2011 - Rare Visualization, Google+ Tech, Scala+Erlang, and In-Database Analytics

By Nat Torkington
July 12, 2011

Slopegraphs -- a nifty Tufte visualization which conveys rank, value, and delta over time. Includes pointers to how to make them, and guidelines for when and how they work. (via Avi Bryant) Ask Me Anything: A Technical Lead on the Google+ Team -- lots of juicy details about technology and dev process. A couple nifty tricks we do: we...

Four short links: 4 July 2011 - God Games, Digitised History, git Database, and App Framework

By Nat Torkington
July 4, 2011

Let There Be Smite (Pippin Barr) -- simple diversion for the 4th of July. It won't be easy for God to save America. (via Pippin's blog) Basel Wear -- to answer the question I know was burning on your lips: "what *did* the Swiss wear in 1634?" Impressively detailed pictures from a 1634 book that is now online. One...

Why a JavaScript hater thinks everyone needs to learn JavaScript in the next year - JavaScript is now a necessity.

Why a JavaScript hater thinks everyone needs to learn JavaScript in the next year - JavaScript is now a necessity.
By Mike Loukides
June 7, 2011

JavaScript is everywhere: servers, rich web client libraries, HTML5, databases, even JavaScript-based languages. If you've avoided JavaScript, this is the year to learn it. And if you don't, you risk being left behind.

Percona's mini-conferences target the evolution of MySQL

By Andy Oram
May 16, 2011

Percona's goal is to bring MySQL expertise out of the Silicon Valley and build community around MySQL in many locations.

Wrap-up of 2011 MySQL Conference - Key themes from MySQL 2011. Plus, what you sacrifice when you use a NoSQL solution.

By Andy Oram
April 15, 2011

Two dominant themes emerged at MySQL 2011: Mix your relational database with less formal solutions and move to the cloud. This may actually be the best environment MySQL has ever enjoyed.

Brian Aker explains Memcached - Memcached lets your servers spend time on the important stuff.

Brian Aker explains Memcached - Memcached lets your servers spend time on the important stuff.
By James Turner
April 5, 2011

Memcached is one of the linchpin technologies that holds the modern Internet together, but do you know what it actually does? Brian Aker offers a peek under the hood.

Improving healthcare in Zambia with CouchDB - CouchDB's replication makes it a good fit for a project with technical limitations.

Improving healthcare in Zambia with CouchDB - CouchDB's replication makes it a good fit for a project with technical limitations.
By James Turner
March 31, 2011

A new project in Zambia is trying to integrate supervisors, clinics, and community healthcare workers into an unified system that can improve patient service and provide more data. In this interview, Cory Zue explains how CouchDB is playing a role.

Four short links: 24 March 2010 - Digital Subscriptions, Graph Database, Data Science, and High Speed Compression

By Nat Torkington
March 24, 2011

Digital Subscription Prices -- the NY Times in context. Aie. Trinity -- Microsoft Research graph database. (via Hacker News) Data Science Toolkit -- prepackaged EC2 image of most useful data tools. (via Pete Warden) Snappy -- Google's open sourced compression library, as used in BigTable and MapReduce. Emphasis is on speed, with resulting lack of quality in filesize (20-100%...

Developer Week in Review - Amazon buys itself a lawsuit, a setting Sun.com, and the new name in databases

Developer Week in Review - Amazon buys itself a lawsuit, a setting Sun.com, and the new name in databases
By James Turner
March 23, 2011

What's in a name? For Amazon's new Appstore, it was a lawsuit. For Oracle's sun.com domain, big money. And would MySQL by any other name smell as sweet?

Four short links: 18 March 2011 - Job Titles, Android Copyright, Error Hosting, and Drizzle Ships

By Nat Torkington
March 18, 2011

Titles and Promotions (Ben Horowitz) -- Andreessen argues that people ask for many things from a company: salary, bonus, stock options, span of control, and titles. Of those, title is by far the cheapest, so it makes sense to give the highest titles possible. The hierarchy should have Presidents, Chiefs, and Senior Executive Vice Presidents. If it makes people...

Will data be too cheap to meter? - Data acquisition for a site like CrunchBase may not carry the costs some assume.

Will data be too cheap to meter? - Data acquisition for a site like CrunchBase may not carry the costs some assume.
By Pete Warden
February 8, 2011

The data acquisition process should be increasingly automatic, and so increasingly cheap. I'm hoping for a world where information producers are paid for extracting value from that data.

Strata Week: Behind LinkedIn Signal - Life-size visualizations, how Hadoop is used, SciDB has its first release

By Edd Dumbill
September 30, 2010

In this edition of Strata Week: the open source technology behind LinkedIn Signal; Julia Grace on visualization; Hadoop usage survey results, and the first release of the SciDB project.

Mongo Boston: fast progress, with hitches in the cloud, Map/Reduce

By Andy Oram
September 21, 2010

Microsoft's Azure design interfere with running multiple MongoDB servers. Map/Reduce works, but not as fast as it should. MongoDB continues to grow in features and popularity.

How to Install MongoDB - What's new in O'Reilly Answers: Install MongoDB, using the iPhone's GPS interntionally, what to learn after HTML and CSS, and much more.

How to Install MongoDB - What's new in O'Reilly Answers: Install MongoDB, using the iPhone's GPS interntionally, what to learn after HTML and CSS, and much more.
By O'Reilly Media
September 16, 2010

In this excerpt from MongoDB: The Definitive Guide we offer a step by step guide on how to install MongoDB and get it up and running smoothly. Precompiled binaries are available for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and Solaris. On most platforms you can download the archive from mongodb.org, inflate it, and run the binary. The MongoDB server requires a directory it can write database files to and a port it can listen for connections on. The following section covers the entire install on the two variants of system: Windows and everything else (Linux, Max, Solaris). Read more.More from O'Reilly Answers:Using the iPhone's GPS internationallyI just learned HTML/CSS. Now what?Which Perl XML module should I use?5 ways to get music and video on your iPhone using iTunes Share knowledge, ask questions on O'Reilly Answers today.

Four short links: 1 September 2010 - Faces in R, Open Source Web Analytics, Small File Store, Building Mapper

Four short links: 1 September 2010 - Faces in R, Open Source Web Analytics, Small File Store, Building Mapper
By Nat Torkington
September 1, 2010

R Library for Chernoff Faces -- faces represent the rows of a data matrix by faces. plot.faces plots faces into a scatterplot. Interesting emotional way to visualize data, which was used to good effect (though not with this library) by BERG in Schooloscope. (via the tutorial at Flowing Data) Piwik -- GPLed web analytics package. Pomegranate -- a data...

Four short links: 31 August 2010 - Revolutionaries, Sentiment, UX, and Data Warehouses

By Nat Torkington
August 31, 2010

Rules for Revolutionaries -- Carl Malamud's talk to the WWW2010 Conference. Video, slides, and text available. Self-Improving Bayesian Sentiment Analysis for Twitter -- a how-I-did-it for a homegrown project to do sentiment analysis on Twitter. LUXR -- the Lean User Experience Residency program. LUXr brings user experience and design services to early stage teams in a lower cost, more...

CouchDB and MongoDB announce new products involving replication

CouchDB and MongoDB announce new products involving replication
By Andy Oram
August 10, 2010

In different ways, CouchDB and MongoDB are both using replication for some valuable enhancements to their open source products. I'll describe the new feature for each in this blog entry. CouchDB announced an Android app that downloads a CouchDB database to the device, while MongoDB adds auto-sharding and replication sets.

Four short links: 5 August 2010 - Delicious Graphs, Charities and Data, Climate Psychology, Data Structure Portability

By Nat Torkington
August 5, 2010

Delicious Links Clustered and Stacked (Matt Biddulph) -- six years of his delicious links, k-means clustered by tag and graphed. The clusters are interesting, but I wonder whether Matt can identify significant life/work events by the spikes in the graph. Open Data and the Voluntary Sector (OKFN) -- Open data will give charities new ways to find and share...

Four short links: 5 July 2010 - Data Wholesaling, Sensor Networks, Transparent Science, and a Graph Database

By Nat Torkington
July 5, 2010

The Open Spending Data that Isn't (OKFN) -- the UK government mandated councils release details of expenditure over 500 pounds in size. Councils have been sending data to a proprietary service and claiming this is releasing it. Everyone needs to realise that government must always wholesale its data (offer bulk downloads), even when it doesn't retail that data (offer...

MySQL highlighted at Oracle user group conference

By Andy Oram
June 16, 2010

A special MySQL track at Kaleidoscope, the upcoming Oracle Developer Tools User Group conference, should give MySQL a nice bounce.

Upcoming Webcasts - Meet Experts Online - Topics include: Arduino, UI, CouchDB, Microsoft Project 2010, Data Destruction

By O'Reilly Media
June 16, 2010

First Steps with Arduino -- Happening TodayPresented by Brian JepsonJune 16 @ 10am PT Effective User Interfaces Presented by John McReeJune 17 @ 10am PT What's new in CouchDB 0.11 & 1.0Presented by Jan LehnardtJune 22 @ 10am PT Effectively Planning, Tracking and Controlling Projects with Microsoft Project 2010Presented by Dux Raymond SyJune 25 @ 10am PT Effective Data Destruction PracticesPresented by Ben RothkeJune 29 @ 10am PT Check out our Webcast page for on-demand videos of past webcasts and more upcoming live events.


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