- Yahoo spinoff shakes up Hadoop market with new distro — Cloud Computing News – Hortonworks, the Hadoop company that spun out from Yahoo in June , is getting into the software space after all with Tuesday’s release of the open-source Hortonworks Data Platform
- Wit.io: Ruby and Python: pivot points – Python and Ruby seem similar. They’re dynamic, flexible and expressive. But everyone knows we don’t use them the same way. After 6 years with Ruby and 2 months with Python, I’ve tried to find ‘pivot points’ that define how different they are
- Introducing the 5-watt server that runs on cell phone chips — Cloud Computing News – Can ARM wrestle its way into the server market? Calxeda and Hewlett-Packard think so. On Tuesday Calxeda launched its EnergyCore ARM server-on-a-chip (SoC), which it says consumes as little as 1.5 watts (and idles at half a watt). And HP, the world’s largest server maker, committed to building EnergyCore-based servers that will consume as little as 5 watts when running all out.
- Have your HTML5 and native app too | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld – A small company called AppMobi says you now can have your cake and eat it, too — that is, you can develop HTML5 apps that tap into native hardware and OS capabilities, such as gravity sensing, accelerometer, GPS, camera, sound and vibration, and the file system. Its MobiUs browser for iOS implements HTML5's DirectCanvas API for gaming, as well as the HTML5 local storage API for saving executables and data in the browser cache so that apps can run offline.
- Is caching an ‘Architectural Smell’? – We can take the concept to the next layer of abstraction and identify a number of "Architectural Smells". A recent blog article touched upon one of mine – the (over) use of Caches.
- Bufr Overflow: You Are the Average of Your Five Closest Friends. – Bottom line: If the main topic of conversation you have with your friends is not how you can better yourself, you need to get new friends.
- Modern Web Apps with HTML5 and DART – Building Modern Web Apps with HTML5 and DART – GWT
- xdissent/ievms – Automated installation of the Microsoft IE App Compat virtual machines – Microsoft provides virtual machine disk images to facilitate website testing in multiple versions of IE. The ievms scripts aim to facilitate that process using VirtualBox on Linux or OS X. With a single command, you can have IE7, IE8 and IE9 running in separate virtual machines.
- Migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to MongoDB – Lessons Learned – this year we migrated all our data from Microsoft SQL Server, a traditional relational database, to MongoDB which is a “NoSQL” document-based database. In this article I will share the challenges we faced and the lessons we have learned from this
Links for October 29th through November 1st