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Accelerating the Web: How GPUs Make Browsers Fast

Posted by Jarred Nicholls  on  Dec 14, 2012

Jarred Nicholls explains how browsers leverage the GPU to speed up complex web pages by primitive drawing, composing layers and using tiles backing stores.

The Importance of Descriptions in Understanding the Impact of Change

Posted by Steve Ross-Talbot  on  Dec 11, 2012

Steve Ross-Talbot discusses the what, why and how of describing things, in particular requirements, along with a set of tools serving that purpose and called Zero Deviation Lifecyle.

Building and Delivering Next Generation Developer Services Using Private Cloud Infrastructure

Posted by Chris Pinkham  on  Dec 10, 2012

Chris Pinkham explains how to create an automated scalable self-service infrastructure based on principles used by Amazon to build their cloud services.

Taking Time Seriously

Posted by Bryan O'Sullivan  on  Dec 06, 2012

Bryan O'Sullivan introduces some of the technologies pioneered in the Haskell community to streamline software development and reduce operational costs, while producing beautiful code.

Patterns of Software Change

Posted by Michael Feathers  on  Dec 06, 2012

Michael Feathers overviews a number of patterns he has seen in various projects which provide a good indication that major changes are to be undertaken in the system’s future.

Agile People over Agile Process

Posted by Mike Roberts  on  Dec 03, 2012

Mike Roberts shares his view current on Agile after years of practicing it, discussing how he practices it now and how that could help others.

Fine Grained Coordinated Parallelism in a Real World Application

Posted by Mohammad Rezaei  on  Nov 29, 2012 1

Mohammad Rezaei discusses fine-grained parallelism along with an algorithm called Aggregation and a concurrent map built to help dealing with it.

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.

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