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Dealing with Data in the Hadoop Ecosystem

By Rachel Roumeliotis
October 24, 2013

Kathleen Ting (@kate_ting), Technical Account Manager at Cloudera, and our own Andy Oram (@praxagora) sat down to discuss how to work with structured and unstructured data as well as how to keep a system up and running that is crunching …

Get Hadoop, Hive, and HBase Up and Running in Less Than 15 Minutes

By Mark Grover
July 19, 2013

If you have delved into Apache Hadoop and related projects, you know that installing and configuring Hadoop is hard. Often, a minor mistake during installation or configuration with messy tarballs will lurk for a long time until some otherwise innocuous …

Zero Downtime Application Updates with Ansible

By Michael DeHaan
July 18, 2013

Automating the configuration management of your operating systems and the rollout of your applications is one of the most important things an administrator or developer can do to avoid surprises when updating services, scaling up, or recovering from failures. However, …

Four short links: 7 June 2013

By Nat Torkington
June 7, 2013

Accumulo — NSA’s BigTable implementation, released as an Apache project. How the Robots Lost (Business Week) — the decline of high-frequency trading profits (basically, markets worked and imbalances in speed and knowledge have been corrected). Notable for the regulators getting …

Open source community collaboration strategies for the enterprise

By Simon Phipps
July 13, 2012

This report examines the strategies and caveats businesses must consider before adopting open source software, including: the layers and needs of open source communities, the relationship between transparency and privacy, the problems with "open core," and why control should be traded for influence.

Four short links: 25 April 2012

By Nat Torkington
April 25, 2012

World History Since 1300 (Coursera) -- Coursera expands offerings to include humanities. This content is in books and already in online lectures in many formats. What do you get from these? Online quizzes and the online forum with similar people considering similar things. So it's a book club for a university course? mod_spdy -- Apache module for the SPDY...

Why Hadoop caught on

Why Hadoop caught on
By Audrey Watters
February 1, 2012

Doug Cutting discusses Hadoop's current and near-term role, and the factors that made it a central part of data processing.

Why Hadoop caught on

By Audrey Watters
February 1, 2012

Doug Cutting discusses Hadoop's current and near-term role, and the factors that made it a central part of data processing.

Developer Week in Review: Christmas in July for Apache

Developer Week in Review: Christmas in July for Apache
By James Turner
July 15, 2011

In the latest Developer Week in Review: Apache gets a gift of code from IBM, and a handy patent / travel guide for your next trip to East Texas.

The Java parade: What about IBM and Apache?

The Java parade: What about IBM and Apache?
By Mike Loukides
July 15, 2011

Why did Mike Loukides leave IBM and Apache out of his recent piece, "Who leads the Java Parade?" Because — despite good reasons — they both opted out.

Developer Week in Review: The other shoe drops on iOS developers

Developer Week in Review: The other shoe drops on iOS developers
By James Turner
June 2, 2011

If you were an iOS developer, you may have gotten to meet a process server in person this week, as Lodsys doles out the first batch of lawsuits. Oracle gave Apache the keys to OpenOffice, and told them to take it out for a spin, and your faithful editor vents about a commonly overused Java pattern.

Four short links: 31 March 2011

By Nat Torkington
March 31, 2011

Debt: The First 5,000 Years -- Throughout its 5000 year history, debt has always involved institutions - whether Mesopotamian sacred kingship, Mosaic jubilees, Sharia or Canon Law - that place controls on debt's potentially catastrophic social consequences. It is only in the current era, writes anthropologist David Graeber, that we have begun to see the creation of the first...

Developer Week in Review

Developer Week in Review
By James Turner
January 19, 2011

In this edition of Developer Week in Review: there's a new Tomcat in town; Amazon sets app prices; and HTML5 may be a work in progress, but now it's got a logo.

Developer Week in Review

By James Turner
November 10, 2010

In this edition of Developer Week in Review: Intel opens an app store, Apache is peeved at Oracle, Microsoft open sources a language you've probably never heard of, and Radar detects an incoming salvo of point-releases from Apple.

Getting Drupal and mod_security to Play Nicely Together on Red Hat 5.x Servers

By Caitlyn Martin
November 3, 2010

Deploying Drupal on an Apache web server with mod_security or adding mod_security to an Apache server with Drupal running should be as easy as installing the relevant packages. Unfortunately, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.4 and 5.5 servers it just isn't so.

The SMAQ stack for big data

The SMAQ stack for big data
By Edd Dumbill
September 22, 2010

We're at the beginning of a revolution in data-driven products and services, driven by a software stack that enables big data processing on commodity hardware. Learn about the SMAQ stack, and where today's big data tools fit in.

From Apache to Health and Human Services

By Andy Oram
June 17, 2010

In this podcast interview, Apache co-founder Brian Behlendorf discusses the CONNECT project and the role data can play in improving patient care and the medical system.

Four short links: 26 May 2010

By Nat Torkington
May 26, 2010

PSTSDK -- Apache-licensed code from Microsoft to read Outlook files. Covered by Microsoft's Open Specification Promise not to assert related patents against users of this library. Cheap Android Tablet -- not multitouch, but only $136. Good for hacking with in the meantime. (via Hacker News) Real-Time Collaborative Editing with Websockets, node.js, and Redis -- uses Chrome's websockets alternative to...

Announcing O'Reilly Answers - Clever Hacks. Creative Ideas. Innovative Solutions.

Announcing O'Reilly Answers - Clever Hacks. Creative Ideas. Innovative Solutions.
By Allen Noren
November 4, 2009

We're launching the beta of O'Reilly Answers, and I'm inviting you to be part of it. In brief, O'Reilly Answers is a community site for sharing knowledge, asking questions, and providing answers that brings together our customers, authors, editors, conference speakers, and Foo (Friends of O'Reilly). O'Reilly is at the center of an amazing exchange of knowledge sharing and idea generation, and we want you to join us in changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators.

The Cherokee Project: Has Apache Finally Met Its Match?

By M. David Peterson
August 4, 2009

Over the coming weeks I plan to introduce you all to what I believe to be one of the most important open source projects on the planet: The Cherokee Project. Buckle up. The ride won't be without bumps. But it...

Installing Instant Rails on Windows

By Simon St. Laurent
December 22, 2008

Instant Rails is getting old, but it's still a quick way to install Rails and start coding. This screencast shows how to download and install Instant Rails, and shows off how it works with a simple example from Chapter 2 of Learning Rails.

Open Source Code Licenses Review

By Andre Charland
July 18, 2008

Grant Skinner has been thinking about and researching open sources licenses. I think this is timely blog post that everyone involved in software should take a look to get a quick high level understanding of the most popular open source licenses.

Freaking multitudes of .htaccess great balls of fire

By Erica Sadun
December 20, 2007

If you suddenly find that your ftp listings no longer work right, and the BLasted-UnnamEd-HOSTing service won't take responsibility for fixing httpd.conf, you can fix things by adding the variable definitions to .htaccess files yourself.


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