- Obama Wins: How Chicago’s Data-Driven Campaign Triumphed | TIME.com – That data-driven decisionmaking played a huge role in creating a second term for the 44th President and will be one of the more closely studied elements of the 2012 cycle. It’s another sign that the role of the campaign pros in Washington who make decisions on hunches and experience is rapidly dwindling, being replaced by the work of quants and computer coders who can crack massive data sets for insight. As one official put it, the time of “guys sitting in a back room smoking cigars, saying ‘We always buy 60 Minutes’” is over. In politics, the era of big data has arrived.
- Microsoft Surface: Why is the new tablet so much worse than the iPad? – Slate Magazine – Microsoft has been working on its tablet for years. It should be a whole lot better.
- Ratchet – Prototype iPhone apps with simple HTML, CSS and JS components. – Ratchet – Prototype iPhone apps with simple HTML, CSS and JS components.
- MongoDB Gotchas & How To Avoid Them – Everyone should be able to benefit from MongoDB’s power and simplicity, and so as a follow up to David’s article I have outlined some common and not-so-common things that hackers should know about MongoDB.
- Fight. Live your dreams and aspirations now.| Dustin Curtis – Fight. Live your dreams and aspirations now.
- Microsoft Surface with Windows RT review – CONCLUSION: WAIT TO BUY – Microsoft Surface with Windows RT review – CONCLUSION: WAIT TO BUY
- Speed and Innovation through Architecture – Jan Bosch discusses the importance of speed and innovation in software development, covering Innovation Experiment Systems, a 3 layer product model, and the role of architecture and scalability.
- Why I love everything you hate about Java « Magic Scaling Sprinkles – If you’re one of those hipster programmers who loves Clojure, Ruby, Scala, Erlang, or whatever, you probably deeply loathe Java and all of its giant configuration files and bloated APIs of AbstractFactoryFactoryInterfaces. I used to hate all that stuff too. But you know what? After working for all these months on these huge pieces of Twitter infrastructure I’ve started to love the AbstractFactoryFactories.
- Not One Microsoft Product on Kaspersky’s Top 10 Vulnerabilities List – Security firm Kaspersky has released its latest IT Threat Evolution report. There were some interesting findings in the report, as always, but the most interesting thing that stuck out was all the way at the bottom:
- Powerful Command Line Tools For Developers | Smashing Coding – Here we cover six particularly powerful and versatile tools which can help make your life a little bit easier.
- SOA Still Not Dead: Ratification of Governance Standard Highlights SOA’s Continued Relevance – The SOA Governance Framework is designed to be a vendor-neutral, technology-neutral reference model that organizations use as a foundation for implementing an SOA. The Framework, originally published in 2009, has a few key components as described in the Open Group blog post.
- Why Sears Is Going All-In On Hadoop – Global-cio – Executive – Sears pushes the cutting edge with some big data techniques, while trying to sell its big data services. Can emerging tech drive change in old-school companies?
Links for October 31st through November 7th