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Isomorphic JavaScript with LazoJS

When I started at @WalmartLabs I was placed on team that was tasked with creating a new web framework from scratch that could power large public facing web sites. I recently had the opportunity to speak about this experience at …

Four short links: 22 October 2014

Eight Docker Development Patterns (Vidar Hokstad) — patterns for creating repeatable builds that result in as-static-as-possible server environments. How to Make More Published Research True (PLOSmedicine) — overview of efforts, and research on those efforts, to raise the proportion of …

Intoxicating machines

“Mr. Frankel, who started this program, began to suffer from the computer disease that anybody who works with computers now knows about,” [Richard] Feynman later explained. “The trouble with computers is you play with them.” — George Dyson, describing the …

Four short links: 21 October 2014

The Delusions of Big Data (IEEE) — When you have large amounts of data, your appetite for hypotheses tends to get even larger. And if it’s growing faster than the statistical strength of the data, then many of your inferences …

Open data for open lands

President Obama’s well-publicized national open data policy (pdf) makes it clear that government data is a valuable public resource for which the government should be making efforts to maximize access and use. This policy was based on lessons from previous …

Four short links: 20 October 2014

Fix Mac OS X — each time you start typing in Spotlight (to open an application or search for a file on your computer), your local search terms and location are sent to Apple and third parties (including Microsoft) under …

Four short links: 24 October 2014

PaGMO — Parallel Global Multiobjective Optimizer [...] a generalization of the island model paradigm working for global and local optimization algorithms. Its main parallelization approach makes use of multiple threads, but MPI is also implemented and can be mixed in …

Four short links: 17 October 2014

Time to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Everything (Gizmodo) — instructions for enabling 2fa on Google, Facebook, and other common consumer Internet services. (via BoingBoing) Project Naptha — automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing …

Use data or be data

Arguments from all sides have surrounded the question of whether or not everyone should learn to code. Trina Chiasson, co-founder and CEO of Infoactive, says learning to code changed her life for the better. “These days I don’t spend a …

Signals from Strata + Hadoop World New York 2014

Experts from across the data world came together in New York City for Strata + Hadoop World New York 2014. Below we’ve assembled notable keynotes, interviews, and insights from the event. Unusual data applications and the correct way to say …

What happens when fashion meets data: The O’Reilly Radar Podcast

Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes, SoundCloud, or directly through our podcast’s RSS feed. In this podcast episode, I talk with Liza Kindred, founder of Third Wave Fashion and author of the new free …

Measure your open source community’s age to keep it healthy

To really grasp a free/open source software project, you need to know how the community that develops and supports it is evolving. Attracting lots of new members will be a reason for celebrating success in a young project — but …

Avoiding the tragedy of the anticommons

Editor’s note: this post originally appeared in BioCoder Fall 2014; it is published here with permission. Download a free copy of the new issue here. A few months ago, I singled out an article in BioCoder about the appearance of ope...

Four short links: 23 October 2014

You Don’t Know JS — a series of [CC-licensed] books [to be published by O'Reilly] diving deep into the core mechanisms of the JavaScript language. progressbar.js — responsive progress bar. Microsoft Garage — Microsoft software experiments, in public. This is …

BioCoder strikes again

The fifth issue of BioCoder is here! We’ve made it into our second year: this revolution is in full swing. Rather than talk about how great this issue is (though it is great), I’d like to ask a couple of …

Commodity data analytics for health care

Analytics are expensive and labor intensive; we need them to be routine and ubiquitous. I complained earlier this year that analytics are hard for health care providers to muster because there’s a shortage of analysts and because every data-driven decision …

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

October 14 is Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), an annual global event that recognizes not only the 19th century mathematician and aristocratic super nerd who wrote the first computer program, but other women in our community, too. ALD founder Suw Charman-Anderson’s …

Four short links: 14 October 2014

VCs Return to Backing Science Startups (NY Times) — industry and energy investment doubled this year, biotech up 26% in first half, but a lot of the investments are comically small and the risk remains acutely high. dronecode — Linu...

Resume Driven Development

I had a conversation recently with Martin Thompson (@mjpt777), a London-based developer who specializes in performance and low-latency systems. I learned about Martin through Kevlin Henney’s Tweets about his recent talk at Goto Aarhus. We talked about a disturbing trend …

Four short links: 13 October 2014

Angular JS Style Guide — I love style guides, to the point of having posted (I think) three for Angular. Reading other people’s style guides is like listening to them make-up after arguments: you learn what’s important to them, and ...

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