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Mesh Networking Extends IoT Reach

By Mark Pacelle
July 14, 2014

This article is part of a series exploring the role of networking in the Internet of Things. Today we are going to consider the attributes of wireless mesh networking, particularly in the context of our building monitoring and energy application. …

Five trends signaling a bright future for ebooks

By Sanders Kleinfeld
July 11, 2014

Editor’s note: this piece originally appeared on Medium; it is cross-posted here with permission. The writer is an O’Reilly employee, but he is expressing his personal views. We love his optimism about the future and wanted to share it with …

Five trends signaling a bright future for ebooks

By Sanders Kleinfeld
July 11, 2014

Editor’s note: this piece originally appeared on Medium; it is cross-posted here with permission. The writer is an O’Reilly employee, but he is expressing his personal views. We love his optimism about the future and wanted to share it with …

Governments can bridge costs and services gaps with sensor networks

By Anni Ylagan
July 11, 2014

Contributing authors: Andre Bierzynski and Kevin Chrapaty. It’s not news to anyone who works in government that we live in a time of ever-tighter budgets and ever-increasing needs. The 2013 federal shutdown only highlighted this precarious situation: government finds it …

Five trends signaling a bright future for ebooks

By Sanders Kleinfeld
July 11, 2014

Editor’s note: this piece originally appeared on Medium; it is cross-posted here with permission. The writer is an O’Reilly employee, but he is expressing his personal views. We love his optimism about the future and wanted to share it with …

Embracing hardware data

By Max Shron
July 11, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series reflecting on the O’Reilly Solid Conference from the perspective of a data scientist. Normally we wouldn’t publish takeaways from an event held nearly two months ago, but these insights were …

Embracing hardware data

By Max Shron
July 11, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series reflecting on the O’Reilly Solid Conference from the perspective of a data scientist. Normally we wouldn’t publish takeaways from an event held nearly two months ago, but these insights were …

Embracing hardware data

By Max Shron
July 11, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series reflecting on the O’Reilly Solid Conference from the perspective of a data scientist. Normally we wouldn’t publish takeaways from an event held nearly two months ago, but these insights were …

Four short links: 11 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 11, 2014

Awesome Awesomeness — list of curated collections of frameworks and libraries in various languages that do not suck. They solve the problem of “so, I’m new to (language) and don’t want to kiss a lot of frogs before I find …

Four short links: 11 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 11, 2014

Awesome Awesomeness — list of curated collections of frameworks and libraries in various languages that do not suck. They solve the problem of “so, I’m new to (language) and don’t want to kiss a lot of frogs before I find …

Four short links: 11 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 11, 2014

Awesome Awesomeness — list of curated collections of frameworks and libraries in various languages that do not suck. They solve the problem of “so, I’m new to (language) and don’t want to kiss a lot of frogs before I find …

What is deep learning, and why should you care?

By Pete Warden
July 10, 2014

Editor’s note: this post is part of our Intelligence Matters investigation. When I first ran across the results in the Kaggle image-recognition competitions, I didn’t believe them. I’ve spent years working with machine vision, and the reported accuracy on tricky …

What is deep learning, and why should you care?

By Pete Warden
July 10, 2014

Editor’s note: this post is part of our Intelligence Matters investigation. When I first ran across the results in the Kaggle image-recognition competitions, I didn’t believe them. I’ve spent years working with machine vision, and the reported accuracy on tricky …

What is deep learning, and why should you care?

By Pete Warden
July 10, 2014

Editor’s note: this post is part of our Intelligence Matters investigation. When I first ran across the results in the Kaggle image-recognition competitions, I didn’t believe them. I’ve spent years working with machine vision, and the reported accuracy on tricky …

Four short links: 10 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 10, 2014

Ex-Google Hacker Taking On The World’s Spy Agencies (Wired) — profile of the security expert working on protecting reporters. Meet Google’s Security Princess (Elle) — would have preferred to see her story in Wired. Much is good here, but this …

Four short links: 10 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 10, 2014

Ex-Google Hacker Taking On The World’s Spy Agencies (Wired) — profile of the security expert working on protecting reporters. Meet Google’s Security Princess (Elle) — would have preferred to see her story in Wired. Much is good here, but this …

Four short links: 10 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 10, 2014

Ex-Google Hacker Taking On The World’s Spy Agencies (Wired) — profile of the security expert working on protecting reporters. Meet Google’s Security Princess (Elle) — would have preferred to see her story in Wired. Much is good here, but this …

Four short links: 9 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 9, 2014

Developer Inequality (Jonathan Edwards) — The bigger injustice is that programming has become an elite: a vocation requiring rare talents, grueling training, and total dedication. The way things are today if you want to be a programmer you had best …

Four short links: 9 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 9, 2014

Developer Inequality (Jonathan Edwards) — The bigger injustice is that programming has become an elite: a vocation requiring rare talents, grueling training, and total dedication. The way things are today if you want to be a programmer you had best …

Four short links: 9 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 9, 2014

Developer Inequality (Jonathan Edwards) — The bigger injustice is that programming has become an elite: a vocation requiring rare talents, grueling training, and total dedication. The way things are today if you want to be a programmer you had best …

Technical Literacy: Love At First Sight

By Christian Johns
July 9, 2014

I started working at O’Reilly School of Technology in May 2012 with very limited exposure to software development. I knew a few things, sure, but I’d never taken a course as an undergraduate in college that discussed programming concepts, networking, or logic/algorithms. Looking back on that fact years later, I feel kind of let down. …

The post Technical Literacy: Love At First Sight appeared first on O'Reilly School of Technology.

Signals from Foo Camp 2014

By Mac Slocum
July 9, 2014

Foo Camp, our annual gathering in Sebastopol, Calif., brings together people we know and admire, and those we’d like to know better. It’s also a way for us to discover the ideas emerging at the edges of technology, business, art, …

Signals from Foo Camp 2014

By Mac Slocum
July 9, 2014

Foo Camp, our annual gathering in Sebastopol, Calif., brings together people we know and admire, and those we’d like to know better. It’s also a way for us to discover the ideas emerging at the edges of technology, business, art, …

Signals from Foo Camp 2014

By Mac Slocum
July 9, 2014

Foo Camp, our annual gathering in Sebastopol, Calif., brings together people we know and admire, and those we’d like to know better. It’s also a way for us to discover the ideas emerging at the edges of technology, business, art, …

There are many use cases for graph databases and analytics

By Ben Lorica
July 8, 2014

The rise of sensors and connected devices will lead to applications that draw from network/graph data management and analytics. As the number of devices surpasses the number of people — Cisco estimates 50 billion connected devices by 2020 — one …

There are many use cases for graph databases and analytics

By Ben Lorica
July 8, 2014

The rise of sensors and connected devices will lead to applications that draw from network/graph data management and analytics. As the number of devices surpasses the number of people — Cisco estimates 50 billion connected devices by 2020 — one …

There are many use cases for graph databases and analytics

By Ben Lorica
July 8, 2014

The rise of sensors and connected devices will lead to applications that draw from network/graph data management and analytics. As the number of devices surpasses the number of people — Cisco estimates 50 billion connected devices by 2020 — one …

Four short links: 8 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 8, 2014

Virtual Economies — new book from MIT Press on economics in games. The book will enable developers and designers to create and maintain successful virtual economies, introduce social scientists and policy makers to the power of virtual economies, and provide …

Four short links: 8 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 8, 2014

Virtual Economies — new book from MIT Press on economics in games. The book will enable developers and designers to create and maintain successful virtual economies, introduce social scientists and policy makers to the power of virtual economies, and provide …

Four short links: 8 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 8, 2014

Virtual Economies — new book from MIT Press on economics in games. The book will enable developers and designers to create and maintain successful virtual economies, introduce social scientists and policy makers to the power of virtual economies, and provide …

Tell us your full-stack story

By O'Reilly Radar
July 7, 2014

We’re putting together a series of short videos that explores the trend of full-stack development from the point of view of people who consider themselves to be full-stack developers—as well as those who’d like to be. We’ll use select submissions …

Four short links: 7 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 7, 2014

Google Ventures Library — collection of design, engineering, founder docs. SWARM — crypto equity. Stock via the blockchain. (via Jesse Vincent) Organisational Anti-Patterns (Leigh Honeywell) — failure modes involving power and labour. Cognitive Biases in Software Engineering (Jonathan Klein) — …

Four short links: 7 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 7, 2014

Google Ventures Library — collection of design, engineering, founder docs. SWARM — crypto equity. Stock via the blockchain. (via Jesse Vincent) Organisational Anti-Patterns (Leigh Honeywell) — failure modes involving power and labour. Cognitive Biases in Software Engineering (Jonathan Klein) — …

Four short links: 7 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 7, 2014

Google Ventures Library — collection of design, engineering, founder docs. SWARM — crypto equity. Stock via the blockchain. (via Jesse Vincent) Organisational Anti-Patterns (Leigh Honeywell) — failure modes involving power and labour. Cognitive Biases in Software Engineering (Jonathan Klein) — …

Where the Boys (and Girls) Are

By Edie Freedman
July 6, 2014

Solving the mystery of the “lost years” Ever tried to track a baby sea turtle? It’s not easy. They hatch on the beach and immediately head out to sea to go—where? For years, scientists have put forth various theories about where the baby …

The post Where the Boys (and Girls) Are appeared first on Animals.

Four short links: 4 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 4, 2014

The Flipside of the Right To Be Forgotten (Business Insider) — deletion requests were granted for a former politician who wanted to remove links to a news article about his behavior when previously in office – so that he can …

Four short links: 4 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 4, 2014

The Flipside of the Right To Be Forgotten (Business Insider) — deletion requests were granted for a former politician who wanted to remove links to a news article about his behavior when previously in office – so that he can …

Four short links: 4 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 4, 2014

The Flipside of the Right To Be Forgotten (Business Insider) — deletion requests were granted for a former politician who wanted to remove links to a news article about his behavior when previously in office – so that he can …

Tell us your full-stack story

By O'Reilly Radar
July 3, 2014

We’re putting together a series of short videos that explores the trend of full-stack development from the point of view of people who consider themselves to be full-stack developers—as well as those who’d like to be. We’ll use select submissions …

Tell us your full-stack story

By O'Reilly Radar
July 3, 2014

We’re putting together a series of short videos that explores the trend of full-stack development from the point of view of people who consider themselves to be full-stack developers—as well as those who’d like to be. We’ll use select submissions …

Four short links: 3 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 3, 2014

DropBox Opensources Go Libraries — including memcache and a general abstraction for caching layers. Transparency with Salaries (NPR) — Atkison has meetings like this all the time. He says it gives him a chance to explain why some employees make …

Four short links: 3 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 3, 2014

DropBox Opensources Go Libraries — including memcache and a general abstraction for caching layers. Transparency with Salaries (NPR) — Atkison has meetings like this all the time. He says it gives him a chance to explain why some employees make …

Four short links: 3 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 3, 2014

DropBox Opensources Go Libraries — including memcache and a general abstraction for caching layers. Transparency with Salaries (NPR) — Atkison has meetings like this all the time. He says it gives him a chance to explain why some employees make …

New approaches to anomaly detection

By Ellen Friedman
July 2, 2014

As new tools for distributed storage and analysis of big data are becoming more stable and widely known, there is a growing need for discovering best practices for analytics at this scale. One of the areas of widespread interest that …

New approaches to anomaly detection

By Ellen Friedman
July 2, 2014

As new tools for distributed storage and analysis of big data are becoming more stable and widely known, there is a growing need for discovering best practices for analytics at this scale. One of the areas of widespread interest that …

New approaches to anomaly detection

By Ellen Friedman
July 2, 2014

As new tools for distributed storage and analysis of big data are becoming more stable and widely known, there is a growing need for discovering best practices for analytics at this scale. One of the areas of widespread interest that …

Four short links: 2 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 2, 2014

Experimental Evidence of Massive-scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks — I suspect many more people have expressed an opinion on the research than have read the research. Mountain — a new game in which you are (wait for it) a …

Four short links: 2 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 2, 2014

Experimental Evidence of Massive-scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks — I suspect many more people have expressed an opinion on the research than have read the research. Mountain — a new game in which you are (wait for it) a …

Four short links: 2 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 2, 2014

Experimental Evidence of Massive-scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks — I suspect many more people have expressed an opinion on the research than have read the research. Mountain — a new game in which you are (wait for it) a …

Questioning the Lambda Architecture

By Jay Kreps
July 1, 2014

Nathan Marz wrote a popular blog post describing an idea he called the Lambda Architecture (“How to beat the CAP theorem“). The Lambda Architecture is an approach to building stream processing applications on top of MapReduce and Storm or similar …


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