Twitter has open sourced their MapReduce streaming framework, called Summingbird. Available under the Apache 2 license, Summingbird is a large-scale data processing system enabling developers to uniformly execute code in either batch-mode (Hadoop/MapReduce-based) or stream-mode (Storm-based) or a combination thereof, called hybrid mode.
Oracle has launched the second part of its Java EE 8 community survey with cloud, security, logging, deployment, testability, pruning, and profiles amongst the topics.
2013 has been rich in announcements for new programs, degrees and grants for aspiring data scientists and Big Data practitioners.
Language pioneers, project leads, and seasoned practitioners will provide two days of hands-on tutorials at the eighth annual QCon London (Mar 3-7, 2014). Three to six hours in length, QCon tutorials delve into new technologies, tools, or methodologies driving innovation in enterprise software development. Get in early for the three day conference; reserve your seat now to save £236 by Jan 8th.
The recent Snowden revelations have impacted the IETF HTTP/2 Working Group and how the protocol should handle encryption, i.e., should it be mandated? Mark Nottingham, the Working Group chair, shares his thoughts on the discussions so far and gives a clue as to how he sees it being resolved given information so far. He concludes by asking anyone with an opinion to share it with the Working Group.
It's one thing having an in-house training program. But there is a certain deeper insight that can be gained from attending a Q-Con conference in person. Which may be one reason why attendance at the globe-hopping event continues to grow.
Trifacta, a data analysis services platform, recently received VC investment to advance on their efforts of making data wrangling easier for data analysts. The goal is to collect, cleanse and munge data in a fraction of the time and effort it currently takes.
Ole Lensmar, creator of SoapUI, has asked whether REST is really appropriate for architectures that require real-time, asynchronous interactions and binary protocols. In his article he discusses these areas and believes that alternative approaches are required.
Qubole, a managed Hadoop-as-a-Service offering is now available on Google Compute Engine (GCE). Qubole was so far only available on Amazon's AWS and this announcement follows only a few days after Google releasing GCE into general availability.
Agile suggest that teams should fail-fast to enable quick learning from mistakes. Learning from failure is one approach, you can also learn early and fast from successes, by doing experimentation, or by using a plan for knowledge acquisition.
In an ongoing effort to improve Java performance, Oracle has announced a change in the internal representation of Strings as of Java 1.7.0_06.
Jetbrains has announced the release of IntelliJ IDEA version 13 Community Edition and Ultimate edition. Both feature a completely revamped user interface, including support for Android, Java 8 (including Lambda expressions) and many other development technologies introduced this year.
Mirage OS is a ‘cloud operating system’ that seeks to avoid security vulnerabilities and bloat by facilitating the creation of single purpose virtual appliances. Applications are developed in the OCaml functional programming language and compiled into standalone ‘unikernels’ that run directly on the Xen hypervisor.
VisionMobile has created an interactive map of more than 500 tools covering all aspects of enterprise software development: integration, development, testing, deployment, measuring, and marketing&monetization. The map provides a few descriptive paragraphs outlining the strengths of each tool, the idea being to offer developers a quick guide for choosing the right tool for the job.
Registration is now open for QCon New York 2014 (Jun 9-13). The third annual conference will feature practitioner-led sessions and case studies on topics like Continuous Delivery, Data Science, HTML5, Agile, Architecture, and more. Register before Dec 21st and save $800.