How to Build a Raspberry Pi File Server – Tutorials Blog – So I found yet another cool use for a Raspberry Pi. You can actually use it as a file server, or more accurately a controller for a file server. All you need is your Pi and a nice external drive and you can serve files to anyone on your network. It’s prett
Functional thinking: Why functional programming is on the rise – Java developers should learn functional paradigms now, even if they have no immediate plans to move to a functional language such as Scala or Clojure. Over time, all mainstream languages will become more functional; Neal Ford explores the reasons why in this installment.
Hortonworks Joins OpenStack Foundation | Hortonworks – Hortonworks, a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop, today announced it has joined the OpenStack Foundation, which promotes the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system. By contributing to the OpenStack ecosystem
Cross-domain Ajax with Cross-Origin Resource Sharing – Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) is a W3C Working Draft that defines how the browser and server must communicate when accessing sources across origins. The basic idea behind CORS is to use custom HTTP headers to allow both the browser and the server to know enough about each other to determine if the request or response should succeed or fail.
Redesigning Google: how Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution | The Verge – We went to Google looking for the person responsible for the new design direction, but the strange answer we got is that such a person doesn't exist. Instead, thanks to a vision laid out by a small team of Google designers, each product team is finding its way to a consistent and forward-looking design language thanks to a surprising process.
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.
PyCon 2011: How Dropbox Did It and How Python Helped – PyCon US Videos – 2009, 2010, 2011 – blip.tv – This talk will give an overview of the first two years of Dropbox, the team formation, our early guiding principles and philosophies, what worked for us and what we learned while building the company and engineering infrastructure. It will also cover why Python was essential to the success of the project and the rough edges we had to overcome to make it our long term programming environment and runtime
Microsoft SQL Azure vs. Amazon RDS – DevelopMentor – There are two major differences between the Microsoft SQL Azure and Amazon RDS platforms: pricing and capabilities. If price is no object and the user wants full features and high performance, then RDS is the obvious choice
InfoQ: Adopting Apache Cassandra – Eben Hewitt introduces the Apache Cassandra project to those interested in getting a quick clear picture of what Cassandra is, what are its main features, what is the the data model used and the API.
codeartisan: RSA Public Key Cryptography in Java – Public key cryptography is a well-known concept, but for some reason the JCE (Java Cryptography Extensions) documentation doesn't at all make it clear how to interoperate with common public key formats such as those produced by openssl
Shearing FireSheep with the Cloud | Stratum Security Blog – Quite simply, the solution I came up with was to create an EC2 instance with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server and setup OpenVPN and SideStep. This allows me to route all of my traffic over an SSL or SSH VPN to my EC2 instance and then out to the Internet.
Learn Scala the Fun Way: With Processing – Processing is a simple programming language for creating visualizations. It's meant to be easy for non-programmers to learn. Artists can use Processing to create generative at programs known as sketches
iPhone notes app comparison – All this – I have four note taking apps for the iPhone: Simplenote, Elements, PlainText, and Nebulous Notes. I’ve written about each of them before,1 but I thought it might be useful to compare them all in a single post.
What if this is as good as it gets? – What if, after years of increasing evangelism and fever-pitch hype and demos and speeches and books and talks and blogs and tweets and logos, Microsoft shifts direction once again, destaffs the IE team, and “deprioritizes” any notion of an IE 10?
gwt-distcc – Project Hosting on Google Code – If your GWT compiles are getting really slow and your computer doesn't have as many CPUs as you have permutations, a distributed compiler can share the load with other computers.