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Postmortems, sans finger-pointing: The O’Reilly Radar Podcast

By Jenn Webb
August 21, 2014

Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes, SoundCloud, or directly through our podcast’s RSS feed. When you’re dealing with complex systems, failure is going to happen; it’s a given. What we do after that failure, …

Postmortems, sans finger-pointing: The O’Reilly Radar Podcast

By Jenn Webb
August 21, 2014

Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes, SoundCloud, or directly through our podcast’s RSS feed. You can download this individual episode via this link. When you’re dealing with complex systems, failure is going to happen; …

Postmortems, sans finger-pointing: The O’Reilly Radar Podcast

By Jenn Webb
August 21, 2014

Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes, SoundCloud, or directly through our podcast’s RSS feed. You can download this individual episode via this link. When you’re dealing with complex systems, failure is going to happen; …

Not just the government’s playbook

By Mike Loukides
August 20, 2014

Whenever I hear someone say that “government should be run like a business,” my first reaction is “do you know how badly most businesses are run?” Seriously. I do not want my government to run like a business — whether …

Not just the government’s playbook

By Mike Loukides
August 20, 2014

Whenever I hear someone say that “government should be run like a business,” my first reaction is “do you know how badly most businesses are run?” Seriously. I do not want my government to run like a business — whether …

Not just the government’s playbook

By Mike Loukides
August 20, 2014

Whenever I hear someone say that “government should be run like a business,” my first reaction is “do you know how badly most businesses are run?” Seriously. I do not want my government to run like a business — whether …

The Drupal API turns a CMS into a true enterprise application

By William O'Connor
August 19, 2014

Contributing author: Ben Schluter Drupal is well known as a Content Management System (CMS) — famously used by the White House and elsewhere. At the company where I work, Achieve Internet, we view Drupal as more than just a CMS …

The Drupal API turns a CMS into a true enterprise application

By William O'Connor
August 18, 2014

Contributing author: Ben Schluter Drupal is well known as a Content Management System (CMS) — famously used by the White House and elsewhere. At the company where I work, Achieve Internet, we view Drupal as more than just a CMS …

The Drupal API turns a CMS into a true enterprise application

By William O'Connor
August 18, 2014

Contributing author: Ben Schluter Drupal is well known as a Content Management System (CMS) — famously used by the White House and elsewhere. At the company where I work, Achieve Internet, we view Drupal as more than just a CMS …

Ten years of OpenStreetMap

By Tyler Bell
August 15, 2014

Next to GPS, the most significant development in the Open Geo Data movement is OpenStreetMap (OSM), a community-driven mapping project whose goal is to create the most detailed, correct, and current open map of the world. This week, OSM celebrates …

Ten years of OpenStreetMap

By Tyler Bell
August 15, 2014

Next to GPS, the most significant development in the Open Geo Data movement is OpenStreetMap (OSM), a community-driven mapping project whose goal is to create the most detailed, correct, and current open map of the world. This week, OSM celebrates …

Ten years of OpenStreetMap

By Tyler Bell
August 15, 2014

Next to GPS, the most significant development in the Open Geo Data movement is OpenStreetMap (OSM), a community-driven mapping project whose goal is to create the most detailed, correct, and current open map of the world. This week, OSM celebrates …

Smarter buildings through data tracking

By Andy Oram
August 14, 2014

Buildings, like people, can benefit from lessons built up over time. Just as Amazon.com recommends books based on purchasing patterns or doctors recommend behavior change based on what they’ve learned by tracking thousands of people, a service such as Clockworks …

Smarter buildings through data tracking

By Andy Oram
August 14, 2014

Buildings, like people, can benefit from lessons built up over time. Just as Amazon.com recommends books based on purchasing patterns or doctors recommend behavior change based on what they’ve learned by tracking thousands of people, a service such as Clockworks …

Smarter buildings through data tracking

By Andy Oram
August 14, 2014

Buildings, like people, can benefit from lessons built up over time. Just as Amazon.com recommends books based on purchasing patterns or doctors recommend behavior change based on what they’ve learned by tracking thousands of people, a service such as Clockworks …

Programming in concert mode

By Simon St. Laurent
August 1, 2014

Music and programming share deep mathematical roots, but have very different senses of “performance”. At OSCON, Andrew Sorensen reunited those two branches to give a live “concert” performance as a keynote. Sorensen brought his decade of “live coding musical concerts …

Programming in concert mode

By Simon St. Laurent
August 1, 2014

Music and programming share deep mathematical roots, but have very different senses of “performance”. At OSCON, Andrew Sorensen reunited those two branches to give a live “concert” performance as a keynote. Sorensen brought his decade of “live coding musical concerts …

Programming in concert mode

By Simon St. Laurent
August 1, 2014

Music and programming share deep mathematical roots, but have very different senses of “performance”. At OSCON, Andrew Sorensen reunited those two branches to give a live “concert” performance as a keynote. Sorensen brought his decade of “live coding musical concerts …

Health games platforms mature in preparation for mainstream adoption

By Andy Oram
August 1, 2014

For the past several years, researchers have strived to create compelling games that improve behavior, reduce stress, or teach healthy responses to difficult life situations. Such healthy games tend to arise in research settings because of the need to demonstrate …

Health games platforms mature in preparation for mainstream adoption

By Andy Oram
August 1, 2014

For the past several years, researchers have strived to create compelling games that improve behavior, reduce stress, or teach healthy responses to difficult life situations. Such healthy games tend to arise in research settings because of the need to demonstrate …

Health games platforms mature in preparation for mainstream adoption

By Andy Oram
August 1, 2014

For the past several years, researchers have strived to create compelling games that improve behavior, reduce stress, or teach healthy responses to difficult life situations. Such healthy games tend to arise in research settings because of the need to demonstrate …

Signals from OSCON 2014

By Mac Slocum
July 24, 2014

Experts and advocates from across the open source world assembled in Portland, Ore. this week for OSCON 2014. Below you’ll find a handful of keynotes and interviews from the event that we found particularly notable. How tiny satellites and fresh …

Signals from OSCON 2014

By Mac Slocum
July 24, 2014

Experts and advocates from across the open source world assembled in Portland, Ore. this week for OSCON 2014. Below you’ll find a handful of keynotes and interviews from the event that we found particularly notable. How tiny satellites and fresh …

Signals from OSCON 2014

By Mac Slocum
July 24, 2014

Experts and advocates from across the open source world assembled in Portland, Ore. this week for OSCON 2014. Below you’ll find a handful of keynotes and interviews from the event that we found particularly notable. How tiny satellites and fresh …

Talking to big machines

By Jon Bruner
July 22, 2014

One of the core ideas we set out to explore at Solid is “design beyond the screen” — the idea that, as software moves into physical devices, our modes of interaction with it will change. It’s an easy concept to …

Talking to big machines

By Jon Bruner
July 22, 2014

One of the core ideas we set out to explore at Solid is “design beyond the screen” — the idea that, as software moves into physical devices, our modes of interaction with it will change. It’s an easy concept to …

Talking to big machines

By Jon Bruner
July 22, 2014

One of the core ideas we set out to explore at Solid is “design beyond the screen” — the idea that, as software moves into physical devices, our modes of interaction with it will change. It’s an easy concept to …

Materials that make up our world

By Max Shron
July 21, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part two 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 …

Materials that make up our world

By Max Shron
July 21, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part two 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 …

Materials that make up our world

By Max Shron
July 21, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part two 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 …

Transparency and transformation at PayPal

By Danese Cooper
July 21, 2014

Three years ago, PayPal was growing exponentially, staying profitable and was considered the most successful online payments company in the world. This should have been the recipe of a company that was attracting top talent across the globe, and keeping …

Transparency and transformation at PayPal

By Danese Cooper
July 21, 2014

Three years ago, PayPal was growing exponentially, staying profitable and was considered the most successful online payments company in the world. This should have been the recipe of a company that was attracting top talent across the globe, and keeping …

Transparency and transformation at PayPal

By Danese Cooper
July 21, 2014

Three years ago, PayPal was growing exponentially, staying profitable and was considered the most successful online payments company in the world. This should have been the recipe of a company that was attracting top talent across the globe, and keeping …

Jeremy Rifkin unveils a return to the local in an interconnected future

By Andy Oram
July 18, 2014

Jeremy Rifkin is always predicting an avalanche of change: substitutes for human labor in The End of Work, pervasive genetic engineering in Algeny, and so on. Several interlocking themes run through his latest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. Behind …

Jeremy Rifkin unveils a return to the local in an interconnected future

By Andy Oram
July 18, 2014

Jeremy Rifkin is always predicting an avalanche of change: substitutes for human labor in The End of Work, pervasive genetic engineering in Algeny, and so on. Several interlocking themes run through his latest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. Behind …

Jeremy Rifkin unveils a return to the local in an interconnected future

By Andy Oram
July 18, 2014

Jeremy Rifkin is always predicting an avalanche of change: substitutes for human labor in The End of Work, pervasive genetic engineering in Algeny, and so on. Several interlocking themes run through his latest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. Behind …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Revisiting “What is DevOps”

By Mike Loukides
June 30, 2014

Two years ago, I wrote What is DevOps. Although that article was good for its time, our understanding of organizational behavior, and its relationship to the operation of complex systems, has grown. A few themes have become apparent in the two …

Revisiting “What is DevOps”

By Mike Loukides
June 27, 2014

Two years ago, I wrote What is DevOps. Although that article was good for its time, our understanding of organizational behavior, and its relationship to the operation of complex systems, has grown. A few themes have become apparent in the two …


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