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Zoomable Interfaces

Asa Raskin, the son of the late Jef Raskin, recently gave a presentation at Google on the work his company, Humanized, is doing. It's largely a continuation of the work of his father. One of the most interesting aspects of Jef's work was zoomable user interfaces. Show More Summary

Join us at Game Developers Conference 2014!

By Greg Hartrell, Google Play Games team When we’re not guiding a tiny bird across a landscape of pipes on our phones, we’re getting ready for our biggest-ever Developer Day at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. On...Show More Summary

The WhatsApp Architecture Facebook Bought For $19 Billion

Rick Reed in an upcoming talk in March titled That's 'Billion' with a 'B': Scaling to the next level at WhatsApp reveals some eye popping WhatsApp stats: What has hundreds of nodes, thousands of cores, hundreds of terabytes of RAM, and...Show More Summary

Java Posse #449

Roundup ‘13 - The Myth of Commoditized Excellence Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Please join us for the 2014 Java Posse Roundup, from Feb 24th to 28th in Crested Butte, CO. The subject this year is Software Engineering Trends. Show More Summary

With Ubuntu in the Mix, 2014 is the Year of the Open Source Phone

We've only hit February, and it already looks like 2014 is going to be the year of the open source phone. Not only is Android continuing to dominate the smartphone space in terms of market share, but Mozilla is widening its Firefox OS...Show More Summary

Before every release: A glimpse into Percona XtraDB Cluster CI testing

I spoke last month at linux.conf.au 2014 in Perth, Australia, and one of my sessions focused on the “Continuous Integration (CI) testing of Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC)” at the Developer,Testing, Release and CI miniconf. Here is theShow More Summary

Java Posse #448

Roundup ‘13 - Working the Compiler Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Please join us for the 2014 Java Posse Roundup, from Feb 24th to 28th in Crested Butte, CO. The subject this year is Software Engineering Trends. Show More Summary

Java Posse #446

Roundup ‘13 - Team Organizational Structure Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Please join us for the 2014 Java Posse Roundup, from Feb 24th to 28th in Crested Butte, CO. The subject this year is Software Engineering Trends. Show More Summary

Java Posse #443

Roundup ‘13 - Leadership and Management Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Please join us for the 2014 Java Posse Roundup, from Feb 24th to 28th in Crested Butte, CO. The subject this year is Software Engineering Trends. Show More Summary

Java Posse #441

Roundup ‘13 - Domain Driven Design, is that Still a Thing? Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Please join us for the 2014 Java Posse Roundup, from Feb 24th to 28th in Crested Butte, CO. The subject this year is Software Engineering Trends. Show More Summary

Java Posse #440

Roundup ‘13 - Managing Listeners Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Please join us for the 2014 Java Posse Roundup, from Feb 24th to 28th in Crested Butte, CO. The subject this year is Software Engineering Trends. Show More Summary

Checklist: What NOT to do in ASP.NET

About a year ago we thought it would be a good idea to do a talk on "What not to do in ASP.NET?" - basically an anti-patterns talks. We kept seeing folks falling into the same traps and wanted to be prescriptive as there's aspects to...Show More Summary

Comparing JVM Web Frameworks at vJUG

A couple months ago, I was invited to speak at Virtual JUG - an online-only Java User Group organized by the ZeroTurnaround folks. They chose my Comparing JVM Web Frameworks presentation and we agreed I'd speak yesterday morning. They used a combination of Google Hangouts, live streaming on YouTube and IRC to facilitate the meeting. Show More Summary

User Rejection Testing

The next feature confused Tim. After plucking all of the low-hanging fruit, the only requirements left were the ones that were difficult to understand or poorly specified in the functional documents. Right now, Tim had a fairly niceShow More Summary

How Google Backs Up the Internet Along With Exabytes of Other Data

Raymond Blum leads a team of Site Reliability Engineers charged with keeping Google's data secret and keeping it safe. Of course Google would never say how much data this actually is, but from comments it seems that it is not yet a yottabyte, but is many exabytes in size. Show More Summary

Java Posse #438

Roundup ‘13 - IDE Tips Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Please join us for the 2014 Java Posse Roundup, from Feb 24th to 28th in Crested Butte, CO. The subject this year is Software Engineering Trends. Show More Summary

Lightworks and Other Free Tools Offer Video and Audio Muscle

Many people in the Linux community are excited about the release of Lightworks, which is professional video editing and mastering software, in a stable version 11.5 after a year of beta testing. Lightworks has been used to edit and produce...Show More Summary

Java Posse #437

Roundup ‘13 - Internet of Things and Analytics Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Please join us for the 2014 Java Posse Roundup, from Feb 24th to 28th in Crested Butte, CO. The subject this year is Software Engineering Trends. Show More Summary

Fun with infinite sums

I'm kind of a fan of numbers. You might even say I'm a bit of a numberPHILe. You groan, but it's true. Numbers exhibit such interesting properties when you put them together. Recently an "astounding result" from the Numberphile folks (see, I'm not the only one) on Youtube made its way around the internet. Show More Summary

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