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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

Learn How To Build Mobile Apps – Videos in German

Our Youtube channel has over 80 videos, and we are happy to announce we now have videos in German. Our German partner Objective has created videos that you can view here (click on PLAYLIST – top left to see the playlist): Originally posted on the blog. 

How Twitter Uses Redis to Scale - 105TB RAM, 39MM QPS, 10,000+ Instances

Yao Yu has worked on Twitter’s Cache team since 2010. She recently gave a really great talk: Scaling Redis at Twitter. It’s about Redis of course, but it's not just about Redis. Yao has worked at Twitter for a few years. She's seen some things. Show More Summary

Java Posse #458

Roundup ‘14 - Akka, RxJava, Reactive Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at Reactive Manifesto Finagle Akka Idempotence...Show More Summary

SpringOne2GX, Day Minus 3

Yes, that’s a minus sign, because the event in question hasn’t happened yet. This is my first report from the upcoming SpringOne2GX conference, which starts in Dallas, TX next Monday, 9/8/14 (or 8/9/14 for my non-US-based friends). Since...Show More Summary

The Fringe Benefits of Quitting

Question: what are three large tasks on your to do list that have been there forever that you should choose – right now – to never complete? #

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 22nd, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Exterminate! 1,024 small, mobile, three-legged machines that can move and communicate using infrared laser beams. 1.6 billion: facts in Google's Knowledge Vault built by bots; 100: lightening strikes every...Show More Summary

C++11 variadic templates, for the doubters.

One of the simple pleasures of working at facebook is that, because we fully control the deployment environments, I've been using gcc 4.7 for awhile. That means we get to seriously embrace C++11. A variadic template, for those that don't know, is a C++ template that takes an arbitrary numbers of types. Show More Summary

3D Elastic Storage

If all goes according to plan we’ll close the sale of our house on August 27th and begin meandering across the country, visiting friends and relatives enroute to Santa Rosa. We’ve thrown all the cards up into the air. When we arrive we’ll look for an apartment in which to live for a year while […]

Java Posse #457

Roundup ‘14 - Open Sourcing Corporate Code Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at NetFlix OSS CapGemini OSS GPL Apache...Show More Summary

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