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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 17th, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: What could this be? Swarms of drones painting 3D light sculptures against the night sky! Quotable Quotes: Visnja Zeljeznjak: Steve Jobs' product pricing formula: cost of materials x 3 + 33% Benedict Evans:...Show More Summary

How recently has the website been updated?

Today’s hangout with Gardner Campbell and Howard Rheingold, part of the Connected Courses project, dovetailed nicely with a post I’ve been meaning to write. Our discussion topic was web literacy. One of the literacies that Howard has been promoting is critical consumption of information or, as he more effectively says, “crap detection.” His mini-course on […]

Getting Your Apps Ready for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

By Katherine Kuan, Developer Advocate Updated material design Tumblr app on Nexus 6. Last week, we unveiled the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, the newest additions to our Nexus family that will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Together, they deliver...Show More Summary

Voyage of the Captain Kirk Floating Arms Keyboard Chair

When we moved last month we let go of a great many things in order to compress our household and Luann’s studio into a set of ABF U-Pack containers. At one point we planned to shed all our (mostly second-hand) furniture, figuring it’d be cheaper to replace than to ship cross-country. But since Luann had […]

Video: My non-technical partner tries Windows 10 for the first time

You may have watch my YouTube series on being an effective user of Windows 8 and 8.1. I've made a short URL for you to give to your friends and family http://hanselman.com/windows8. It'll take you to a YouTube Playlist that includes all my best tips and tricks on using Windows. Show More Summary

What's New in Android 5.0 Lollipop

By Ankur Kotwal, Developer Advocate Android 5.0 Lollipop is the biggest update of Android to date, introducing an all new visual style, improved performance, and much more. Android 5.0 Lollipop also extends across screens big and small,...Show More Summary

How League of Legends Scaled Chat to 70 million Players - It takes Lots of minions.

How would you build a chat service that needed to handle 7.5 million concurrent players, 27 million daily players, 11K messages per second, and 1 billion events per server, per day? What could generate so much traffic? A game of course. Show More Summary

That's Not My Problem - I'm Renting Them

Scott Hanselman gives a hilarious and insightful talk in Virtual Machines, JavaScript and Assembler, a keynote at Velocity Santa Clara 2014. The topic of his talk is an intuitive understanding of the cloud and why it's the best thing...Show More Summary

Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: September 5th, 2014

I have a "whenever I get around to doing it" Newsletter of Wonderful Things. Why a newsletter? I dunno. It seems more personal somehow. Fight me. You can view all the previous newsletters here. You can sign up here to the Newsletter of Wonderful Things or just wait and get them some weeks later on the blog, which hopefully you have subscribed to. Show More Summary

Instagram Improved their App's Performance. Here's How.

Is flat design just another pretty face or is it a huge performance hack cloaked as a UI revolution? It turns out flat design is a stone cold performance win. This and more is expertly explained by Tyler Kieft, Engineer at Instagram, in a crisp and content filled talk he gave at the @scale conference: Instagram on Typical Android. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 26th, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: With tensegrity landing balls we'll be the coolest aliens to ever land on Mars. 6-8Tbps: Apple’s live video stream; $65B: crowdfunding's contribution to the global economy Quotable Quotes: @bodil: I asked...Show More Summary

Android Apps Are Finally Arriving for Chrome OS

Google is finally making a move that has long been discussed among Chrome OS users: It's bringing Android apps to Chrome OS, opening the Chrome OS desktop up to a huge library of apps written for Android. Some observers are even predicting that Google could merge Android and Chrome OS in the future, although that move is unlikely for various reasons. Show More Summary

The importance of knowing when you are wrong as an Agile and #NoEstimates principle

You started the project. You spent hours, no: days! estimating the project. The project starts and your confidence in its success is high. Everything goes well at the start, but at some point you find the project is late. What happened? How can you be wrong about estimates? This story very common in software projects. Show More Summary

How Facebook Makes Mobile Work at Scale for All Phones, on All Screens, on All Networks

When you find your mobile application that ran fine in the US is slow in other countries, how do you fix it? That’s a problem Facebook talks about in a couple of enlightening videos from the @scale conference. Since mobile is eatingShow More Summary

Should you migrate to Percona XtraDB Cluster?

Interest in Percona XtraDB Cluster / Galera has been high ever since we introduced the product in 2012.  I typically have a conversation about Galera and Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) at least once a week with a consulting customer who wants to know if it will be a good fit for their application. Show More Summary

Inside the Wolfram Language

Video of Stephen Wolfram showing off the Wolfram Language and sharing his perspective on the design of the language at Strange Loop conference.

The FireBox Warehouse Scale Computer in 2020 Will Have 1K Sockets, 100K Cores, 100PB NV RAM, and a 4Pb/s Network

That's the eye popping prediction from Krste Asanovi?, University of California, Berkeley, in a presentation he gave at FAST '14 titled: FireBox: A Hardware Building Block for 2020 Warehouse-Scale Computers (pdf). FireFox looks system like this: Trends in Warehouse Scale Computers (WSC)s:

Android One: Bringing Your Apps to the Next Five Billion

Posted by Rich Hyndman, Developer Advocate With the launch of Android One, more people across the world will have access to high-quality and affordable smartphones, packed with plenty of processing power and running the latest version of Android. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 12th, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Each dot in this image is an entire galaxy containing billions of stars. What's in there? Quotable Quotes: mseepgood: Or "another language that's becoming popular, Node.js" Joe Moreno: What good are billions of cycles of CPU power that make me wait. Show More Summary

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