FlightCaster, a realtime flight delay site, is built on Clojure and Hadoop for the statistical analysis. The web frontend is built with Ruby on Rails and hosted on Heroku. We talked to Bradford Cross about Clojure, functional programming and tips for OOP developers interested in making the jump.
InfoQ's lead Java editor, Scott Delap, recently caught up with Hadoop project lead Doug Cutting. Hadoop is an open source distributed computing platform that includes implementations of MapReduce and a distributed file system. In this special InfoQ interview Cutting discusses how Hadoop is used at Yahoo, the challenges of its development, and the future direction of the project.
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