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River Trail: Adding Data Parallelism to JavaScript

Posted by Richard L. Hudson  on  Nov 26, 2012

Richard L. Hudson introduces River Trail, a JavaScript parallel programming API enabling a JavaScript developer to take advantage of the hardware’s parallel computing capabilities.

Facebook News Feed: Social Data at Scale

Posted by Serkan Piantino  on  Nov 26, 2012 1

Serkan Piantino discusses news feeds at Facebook: the basics, infrastructure used, how feed data is stored, and Centrifuge – a storage solution.

Integrating GPUs in Application Development - From Concept to Deployment

Posted by Graham Brooks  on  Nov 23, 2012

Graham Brooks discusses using GPU for application development, explaining how GPUs can be used for general purpose programming and how continuous integration can be applied.

Big Time: Introducing Hadoop on Azure

Posted by Yaniv Rodenski  on  Nov 21, 2012

Yaniv Rodenski introduces Hadoop, then running Hadoop on Azure and the available tools and frameworks.

GPUs in Finance

Posted by Andrew Sheppard  on  Nov 21, 2012

Andrew Sheppard overviews the driving forces behind GPU’s adoption by the financial industry, and explains the use of the Monte Carlo technique on GPUs.

Futures and Promises: Lessons in Concurrency Learned at Tumblr

Posted by Blake Matheny  on  Nov 14, 2012

Blake Matheny discusses the current status of Tumblr, its evolution and lessons learned along the way, 3 types of concurrency -Macro, Mecro and Micro-, and Motherboy –a dashboard system-.

Visualizing Information with HTML5

Posted by Dio Synodinos  on  Nov 12, 2012

Dio Synodinos explains and demoes HTML5 visualization tools and frameworks: CSS3, SVG, Canvas, WebGL, Raphaël, Processing.js, D3.js, Fabric.js, etc.

Why You Won't Hear the Word "Cloud" on Wall Street

Posted by Ari Zilka  on  Nov 10, 2012 1

Ari Zilka informs on the cloud tools and process changes needed to take place for the financial and banking institutions to become interested in the technologies cloud computing has to offer.

Optimized for Change: Architecture @ Etsy

Posted by Kellan Elliott-McCrea  on  Nov 06, 2012

Kellan Elliott-McCrea discusses the technological and process changes Etsy has been going through the last two years in order to make the website more resilient.

Web API Evolution

Posted by Rob Daigneau  on  Nov 05, 2012

Rob Daigneau discusses some of the challenges met when creating and maintaining web APIs, impediments and design patterns for web API evolution.

Embracing Concurrency at Scale

Posted by Justin Sheehy  on  Nov 02, 2012

Justin Sheehy discusses designing reliable distributed systems that can scale in order to deal with concurrency problems and the tradeoffs required by such systems.

How to Follow Instructions

Posted by Leonard Richardson  on  Oct 30, 2012

Leonard Richardson discusses REST and hypermedia links and forms – seen as instructions from the server to the client. Client using instructions can be reused and support complex behavior.

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