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Master time with Reactive Extensions

What would you do if you could stop time for everyone but yourself? When I was a kid, I watched a TV movie called The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything that explored this question. The main character, Kirby, inherits a very special...Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 7th, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Twitter valiantly survived an Oscar DDoS attack by non-state actors. Several Billion: Apple iMessages per Day along with 40 billion notifications and 15 to 20 million FaceTime calls. Take that WhatsApp. Show More Summary

Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: January 21st, 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

The Out of Office Outage

The ICSP compliance application was a dull piece of software. Instead of managing Active Directory with one of the many off-the-shelf packages, this was built in-house, and helped the sysadmins manage user accounts, permissions and access. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 28th, 2014

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose (full) Quotable Quotes: @ML_Hipster: A machine learning researcher, a crypto-currency expert, and an Erlang programmer walk into a bar. Facebook buys the bar for...Show More Summary

You Don't Need Millions of Dollars

Masters of Doom is the story of John Carmack and John Romero creating the seminal games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. It's an amazing work on so many levels – but primarily because of the exhaustive research the author undertook to...Show More Summary

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

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