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Alec Noller11/28/13
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It's All About Perception: How to Make Mobile Sites Feel Faster

This article from Mobify takes an interesting look at the importance of mobile site performance - not in terms of actual, measurable speed, but in terms of its perception by users - and offers a number of tips on how to increase perceived performance.

Mikio Braun11/28/13
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Designing Machine Learning Frameworks: Flexibility and Sound Design

Implementing basic learning algorithms is an important step, but in a way, it's also the simple step. The hard part is integrating all these learning methods into a whole.

Carlo Scarioni11/28/13
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A Simple Setup for Testing MongoDB MapReduce with Ruby

Sometimes it is more convenient to use a Ruby script than deal with the MongoDB JSON shell interface. This is a superquick tutorial to running Mongo MapReduce aggregations from Ruby.

Alec Noller11/28/13
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8 Tips for Making Sure Your App Works Offline

A recent post from Touchlab provides eight tips to help mobile developers make sure that their apps are as effective as they can be while offline. The post is the third part of three and the tips it offers provide a number of options for offline functionality, as well as the caveats that go along with each suggestion.

Mitch Pronschinske11/27/13
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Nanomsg: The Last Few Months in Review

Nanomsg, a fork of the ZeroMQ broker, is moving along smoothly this year. It recently reached version 0.3.3, which I didn't find much information on, but I thought I'd get you caught up if you're not aware of this interesting project.

Arthur Charpentier11/27/13
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Data News: Why Python is Eating Other Languages, and More

In this installment of Arthur Charpentier's data science-related links, you'll find a visualization of Waldo's locations on the page, the reason "why Python is steadily eating other languages," the first in a series of posts on "recommendations engine," and more.

Alec Noller11/27/13
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Hadoop, MapReduce and Hive: How to Use Non-Java Languages, Such as R

This recent tutorial demonstrates how to use non-Java languages - R, in particular - to work with Hadoop data through MapReduce and Hive. Though the tutorial focuses on R, it is also meant to open doors for users working with other languages, such as Python, Ruby, and Linux commands or Shell scripts.

Alec Noller11/27/13
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How to Migrate Magento to MongoDB

This set of slides discusses how to migrate Magento - a popular open-source eCommerce platform that works with mySQL by default - to MongoDB.

T Dampier11/27/13
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MongoLab Now Supports Two-Factor Authentication

You’ve probably been advised more than once to use longer passwords, perhaps required to include numbers and exotic characters — are “words” still okay? But even when such measures are used, passwords still fall victim to attacks. This is where multi-factor authentication comes in.

Mitch Pronschinske11/27/13
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Docker Adds Support for All Linux Distros and More

Today, about two months after the announcement of the Docker-RedHat collaboration and not long after dotCloud became Docker, Inc., there is a major new release of Docker that proclaims unequivocal support for all Linux distributions, including RHEL, which RedHat was eager to implement.

S M Sohan11/27/13
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Interesting User Interaction Data on Dashboard Widgets

The number of clicks on each widget is highly correlated to its relative order in the layout. Not sure how to interpret this result? It could mean one of three things.

Victor Savkin11/26/13
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Building Models in Backbone.js and AngularJS

These two frameworks have very different approaches when it comes to building models. Depending on the complexity of the model it can have a profound effect on the maintainability of your application.

Ross Mason11/26/13
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New RAML (RESTful API Markup Language) Web Tooling

I’m excited to announce that we’ve recently made available to the RAML community a new API Designer, API Console, and API Notebook, built around a new RAML JavaScript parser released as part of the RAML workgroup.

Istvan Szegedi11/26/13
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Integrating R with Cloudera Impala for Real-Time Queries on Hadoop

Impala uses Hadoop as a storage engine, but moves away from MapReduce algorithms toward distributed queries. Also, R can be integrated with Impala to provide fast, interactive queries running on top of Hadoop data sets. The data can then be further processed or visualized within R.

Mitch Pronschinske11/26/13
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How The Weather Company Monetizes Weather: The Big Data Challenge

This session will discuss the transformation of the most widely distributed cable TV network in the United States, building on one of the world's most visited digital properties, to create a world class Big Data platform.