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Hilary Mason on bit.ly and Trending Clickstreams

Posted by Hilary Mason on  Jan 20, 2011

Hilary Mason, interviewed by Ryan Slobojan, discuss the engineering behind bit.ly and their use of machine learning in their system architecture. Hilary also talks about their use of MySQL and MongoDB to manage terabytes of information about users and clicks and their implications on performing real-time analysis of anthropology on the human condition.

Laforge and Rocher Discuss the future of Groovy, Grails and Java

Posted by Graeme Rocher and Guillaume Laforge on  Dec 03, 2010

In this interview, Graeme Rocher and Guillaume Laforge of SpringSource talk about the present and future of the Grails framework and the Groovy language. Rocher talks about Grails 1.4 and some of its enhancements such as improvements to GORM. And Laforge discusses Groovy 1.8, which features new DSL authoring capabilities, among other things. They look at how Java’s future impacts their projects.

Justin Sheehy on Riak

Posted by Justin Sheehy on  Aug 04, 2010

Justin Sheehy explains how Riak was created with ideas from Amazon's Dynamo paper, Riak features and how Riak compares to other NoSQL solutions.

Dan Lucraft on NoSQL DBs with Rails and the Design of JRuby-based Editor RedCar

Posted by Dan Lucraft on  Jul 19, 2010

Dan Lucraft talks about working with MongoDB and using asynchronous observers with Rails. Also: the design of the JRuby/SWT/HTML/Javascript-based, extensible editor RedCar.

Damien Katz Relaxing on CouchDB

Posted by Damien Katz on  Nov 23, 2008 2

In this interview, Damien Katz talks about CouchDB, a distributed, fault tolerant, document oriented database developed by Apache Incubator. CouchDB is written in Erlang, and the database is accessed through an HTTP/JSON API. The database view engine is run on JavaScript, but other languages have been used like Ruby and Python.

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