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New scalable solutions for data analysis with R

By Federico Castanedo
July 24, 2014

The R programming language is the most popular statistical software in use today by data scientists, according to the 2013 Rexer Analytics Data Miner survey. One of the main drawbacks of vanilla R is the inability to scale and handle …

New scalable solutions for data analysis with R

By Federico Castanedo
July 24, 2014

The R programming language is the most popular statistical software in use today by data scientists, according to the 2013 Rexer Analytics Data Miner survey. One of the main drawbacks of vanilla R is the inability to scale and handle …

New scalable solutions for data analysis with R

By Federico Castanedo
July 24, 2014

The R programming language is the most popular statistical software in use today by data scientists, according to the 2013 Rexer Analytics Data Miner survey. One of the main drawbacks of vanilla R is the inability to scale and handle …

Four short links: 23 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 23, 2014

Talking to Big Machines (Jon Bruner) — “Selfless machines” coordinate across networks and modify their own operation to improve the output of the entire system. Docker Security — Containers do not contain and Stop assuming that Docker and the Linux …

Four short links: 23 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 23, 2014

Talking to Big Machines (Jon Bruner) — “Selfless machines” coordinate across networks and modify their own operation to improve the output of the entire system. Docker Security — Containers do not contain and Stop assuming that Docker and the Linux …

Four short links: 23 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 23, 2014

Talking to Big Machines (Jon Bruner) — “Selfless machines” coordinate across networks and modify their own operation to improve the output of the entire system. Docker Security — Containers do not contain and Stop assuming that Docker and the Linux …

Designing real vegan cheese

By Mike Loukides
July 17, 2014

I don’t think I will ever get tired of quoting Drew Endy’s “keep synthetic biology weird.” One of my favorite articles in the new issue of Biocoder is on the Real Vegan Cheese project. If you’ve ever tried any of …

Designing real vegan cheese

By Mike Loukides
July 17, 2014

I don’t think I will ever get tired of quoting Drew Endy’s “keep synthetic biology weird.” One of my favorite articles in the new issue of Biocoder is on the Real Vegan Cheese project. If you’ve ever tried any of …

Designing real vegan cheese

By Mike Loukides
July 17, 2014

I don’t think I will ever get tired of quoting Drew Endy’s “keep synthetic biology weird.” One of my favorite articles in the new issue of Biocoder is on the Real Vegan Cheese project. If you’ve ever tried any of …

Four short links: 17 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 17, 2014

Misjudgements Will Drive Social Trials Underground (Nature) — 34 ethicists write to explain why they see Facebook’s mood-influence trials as not an egregious breach of either ethics or law. Notable: No one knows whether exposure to a stream of baby …

Four short links: 17 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 17, 2014

Misjudgements Will Drive Social Trials Underground (Nature) — 34 ethicists write to explain why they see Facebook’s mood-influence trials as not an egregious breach of either ethics or law. Notable: No one knows whether exposure to a stream of baby …

Four short links: 17 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 17, 2014

Misjudgements Will Drive Social Trials Underground (Nature) — 34 ethicists write to explain why they see Facebook’s mood-influence trials as not an egregious breach of either ethics or law. Notable: No one knows whether exposure to a stream of baby …

Open source biology

By Mike Loukides
July 15, 2014

At O’Reilly, we’ve long been supporters of the open source movement — perhaps not with the religious fervor of some, but with a deep appreciation for how open source has transformed the computing industry over the last three decades. We …

Open source biology

By Mike Loukides
July 15, 2014

At O’Reilly, we’ve long been supporters of the open source movement — perhaps not with the religious fervor of some, but with a deep appreciation for how open source has transformed the computing industry over the last three decades. We …

Open source biology

By Mike Loukides
July 15, 2014

At O’Reilly, we’ve long been supporters of the open source movement — perhaps not with the religious fervor of some, but with a deep appreciation for how open source has transformed the computing industry over the last three decades. We …

Announcing BioCoder issue 4

By Mike Loukides
July 15, 2014

We’ve made it to our fourth issue of BioCoder! I’m excited about this issue — it’s the best collection of articles we’ve published so far. Some of the highlights are: Implanting Evolution: We spend a lot of time thinking about …

Announcing BioCoder issue 4

By Mike Loukides
July 15, 2014

We’ve made it to our fourth issue of BioCoder! I’m excited about this issue — it’s the best collection of articles we’ve published so far. Some of the highlights are: Implanting Evolution: We spend a lot of time thinking about …

Announcing BioCoder issue 4

By Mike Loukides
July 15, 2014

We’ve made it to our fourth issue of BioCoder! I’m excited about this issue — it’s the best collection of articles we’ve published so far. Some of the highlights are: Implanting Evolution: We spend a lot of time thinking about …

Four short links: 15 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 15, 2014

Inside Data Brokers — very readable explanation of the data brokers and how their information is used to track advertising effectiveness. Elon, I Want My Data! — Telsa don’t give you access to the data that your cars collects. Bodes …

Four short links: 15 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 15, 2014

Inside Data Brokers — very readable explanation of the data brokers and how their information is used to track advertising effectiveness. Elon, I Want My Data! — Telsa don’t give you access to the data that your cars collects. Bodes …

Four short links: 15 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 15, 2014

Inside Data Brokers — very readable explanation of the data brokers and how their information is used to track advertising effectiveness. Elon, I Want My Data! — Telsa don’t give you access to the data that your cars collects. Bodes …

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 …

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 …

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.

The Course is Ours to Plot. Right Now.

By Kerry Beck
June 21, 2014

I can’t remember exactly when this whole thing started. Maybe it’s in my Hawaiian DNA. Maybe it happened when I was a kid at Disneyland coveting the just-out-of-reach treasure of The Pirates of the Caribbean. It could have been after reading Robinson Crusoe in college. Maybe it was all of that, but for whatever reason, …

The post The Course is Ours to Plot. Right Now. appeared first on O'Reilly School of Technology.

Extracting value from the IoT

By Mike Barlow
June 20, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a network of smart toasters, refrigerators, and thermostats. For the moment, though, domestic appliances are the most visible aspect of the IoT. But they represent merely the tip of a very large …

Extracting value from the IoT

By Mike Barlow
June 20, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a network of smart toasters, refrigerators, and thermostats. For the moment, though, domestic appliances are the most visible aspect of the IoT. But they represent merely the tip of a very large …

Extracting value from the IoT

By Mike Barlow
June 20, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a network of smart toasters, refrigerators, and thermostats. For the moment, though, domestic appliances are the most visible aspect of the IoT. But they represent merely the tip of a very large …

Four short links: 13 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 17, 2014

Mapping the Decentralized Movement (Jon Udell) — the pendulum is about to swing back toward a more distributed Web. John Ioannidis: Reproducible Research, True or False? (YouTube) — his talk at Google. (via Paul Kedrosky) Tessel — a microcontroller that …

Four short links: 13 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 17, 2014

Mapping the Decentralized Movement (Jon Udell) — the pendulum is about to swing back toward a more distributed Web. John Ioannidis: Reproducible Research, True or False? (YouTube) — his talk at Google. (via Paul Kedrosky) Tessel — a microcontroller that …

Four short links: 13 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 13, 2014

Mapping the Decentralized Movement (Jon Udell) — the pendulum is about to swing back toward a more distributed Web. John Ioannidis: Reproducible Research, True or False? (YouTube) — his talk at Google. (via Paul Kedrosky) Tessel — a microcontroller that …

Four short links: 10 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 10, 2014

Trusting Browser Code (Tim Bray) — on the fundamental weakness of the ‘net as manifest in the browser. Deep Learning in the Raspberry Pi (Pete Warden) — $30 now gets you a computer you can run deep learning algorithms on. …

Four short links: 10 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 10, 2014

Trusting Browser Code (Tim Bray) — on the fundamental weakness of the ‘net as manifest in the browser. Deep Learning in the Raspberry Pi (Pete Warden) — $30 now gets you a computer you can run deep learning algorithms on. …

A growing number of applications are being built with Spark

By Ben Lorica
May 31, 2014

One of the trends we’re following closely at Strata is the emergence of vertical applications. As components for creating large-scale data infrastructures enter their early stages of maturation, companies are focusing on solving data problems in specific industries rather than …

What it really means when people say “Everything in JavaScript is an object”

By Elisabeth Robson
May 30, 2014

When you begin programming with JavaScript you might run across books, tutorials, and people who say “Everything in JavaScript is an object.” While it’s not 100% true (not *everything* is an object), it is *mostly* true. And sometimes this can …

It’s the End of the Web As We Knew It

By Simon St. Laurent
May 29, 2014

For the past 15 years, Google has enforced the classic “HTML as foundation” architecture at the heart of the Web. Content creators and the developers who support them had to present content and link information as part of their pages’ …

Exploring lightweight monitoring systems

By Sam Newman
May 29, 2014

For the last ten years I’ve had a foot in both the development and operations worlds. I stumbled into the world of IT operations as a result of having the most UNIX skills in the team shortly after starting at …

Four short links: 22 May 2014

By Nat Torkington
May 22, 2014

Ferry — helps you create big data clusters on your local machine. Define your big data stack using YAML and share your application with Dockerfiles. Ferry supports Hadoop, Cassandra, Spark, GlusterFS, and Open MPI. What Google Told SEC — For …

Dos and Don’ts in JavaScript

By Elisabeth Robson
May 20, 2014

  With every programming language, there’s a list of do’s and don’ts and JavaScript is no exception. Some of these best practices are there for your protection (like always always always using semi-colons!); some to make your code more readable …

Life, death, and autonomous vehicles

By Mike Loukides
May 15, 2014

There’s a steadily increasing drumbeat of articles and Tweets about the ethics of autonomous vehicles: if an autonomous vehicle is going to crash, should it kill the passenger in the left seat or the right seat? (I won’t say “driver’s …

I just slipped on a banana peel named “this”

By Elisabeth Robson
May 14, 2014

In JavaScript, the special variable this is used to refer an object. But which object this refers too depends on the code you’re executing and how this is used. So, a common problem for those learning JavaScript is keeping track …

Four short links: 9 May 2014

By Nat Torkington
May 8, 2014

Hardening Android for Security and Privacy — a brilliant project! prototype of a secure, full-featured, Android telecommunications device with full Tor support, individual application firewalling, true cell network baseband isolation, and optional ZRTP encrypted voice and video support. ZRTP does …

What is that upside-down tree doing in my browser?

By Elisabeth Robson
May 7, 2014

The secret to getting your web pages to do your bidding with code is to use JavaScript to manipulate the Document Object Model, or DOM. The DOM is an upside-down tree-like structure that the browser uses to represent your web …

5 PaaS Anti-patterns

By Steven Citron-Pousty
April 30, 2014

Today I am going to cover 5 ways developers may be on a Platform as a Service (PaaS) but have not really embraced the new platform effectively. If you have done any of these things below while building your application …

Wait, where is my variable defined?

By Elisabeth Robson
April 30, 2014

  You may have noticed that Head First JavaScript Programming is released! Now that the book is done, we’ve got a few more Head First JavaScript Programming teasers for you. The book is aimed at those of you who are …

Biology as I/O

By Jon Bruner
April 24, 2014

Tim O’Reilly subjected himself to an engaging Ask Me Anything session on Reddit earlier this week. The focus of the exchange was the Internet of Things, in anticipation of our Solid conference taking place next month. We’re always listening for faint signals from …


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