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Hadoop and Cassandra, Sitting in a Tree ...

Posted by Jake Luciani  on  May 30, 2012

Jake Luciani introduces Brisk, a Hadoop and Hive distribution using Cassandra for core services and storage, presenting the benefits of running Hadoop in a peer-to-peer masterless architecture.

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: Meta-Programming Java

Posted by Howard Lewis Ship  on  May 28, 2012 1

Howard Lewis Ship explains how to perform meta-programming in Java using annotations, bytecode manipulation and component architecture, as it is done by the Tapestry framework.

Distributed Systems with ZeroMQ and gevent

Posted by Jeff Lindsay  on  May 22, 2012 1

Jeff Lindsay discusses creating distributed and concurrent systems using ZeroMQ – a lightweight message queue-, and gevent – a coroutine-based networking library.

Skynet: A Scalable, Distributed Service Mesh in Go

Posted by Brian Ketelsen  on  May 22, 2012

Brian Ketelsen introduces Skynet, a platform for polyglot, distributed and composable services that communicate with each other over RPC/JSON.

Glu-ing The Last Mile

Posted by Ken Sipe  on  May 15, 2012

Ken Sipe introduces Glu, an open source deployment automation tool coming from LinkedIn, showing how to perform Glu configuration along with a demo of using it.

Building Polyglot Systems with Scalang

Posted by Cliff Moon  on  May 07, 2012 1

Cliff Moon discusses Scalang, a message passing and actor library enabling easy communication between Scala and Erlang apps, wrapping services in Scalang actors.

Dynamo Is Not Just for Datastores

Posted by Susan Potter  on  May 02, 2012 1

Susan Potter discusses Dynamo, Riak, distribution, consistency and fault tolerance, along with techniques and an example for building an application with riak_core.

Android App Assimilation

Posted by Logan Johnson  on  May 01, 2012 1

Logan Johnson exposes the Android integration points, explaining how to create apps that consume data and services provided by other applications.

Building Applications with jQuery UI

Posted by Scott González  on  Apr 27, 2012 1

Scott González demoes creating web applications with jQuery UI, showing the widget factory, the unified API, how to create new widgets, the CSS framework, and themes.

CSS3 and Sass

Posted by Mark Volkmann  on  Apr 27, 2012 1

Mark Volkmann introduces CSS3 and Sass, a tool extending CSS with variables, selector nesting, mixins and selector inheritance, the resulting code being converted to regular CSS before deploying.

Applying the Principles of Stage Magic to the User Experience

Posted by Danno Ferrin  on  Apr 17, 2012 1

Danno Ferrin suggests applying principles used in magic for a UX: Consider the Stage and the Audience, Practice, Overcome Objections Before They Arise, Patter and Showmanship, Sleight of Hand, ...

The Once And Future Script Loader

Posted by Kyle Simpson  on  Apr 16, 2012 1

Kyle Simpson reviews the script loading history and discusses current script loading techniques and the browser and HTML support for them.

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