FsLab, a collection of F# ooen source libraries for doing Data Science, was released earlier this year, InfoQ reached out with Tomas Petricek, creator of the project, to get more details.
James Lyndsay did a workshop titled "a nest of tests" at the Agile Testing Days 2015. In this workshop he explored how you can design large collections of tiny tests and visualize their output to test systems, and showed how tools can help you to do it. InfoQ interviewed him about this testing approach.
The Hadoop Summit of 2010 included presentations from a number of large scale users of Hadoop and related technologies. Notably, Facebook presented a keynote and details information about their use of Hive for analytics. Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's VP of Engineering delivered a keynote describing the scale of their data processing with Hadoop.
Projects at the Santa Fe Complex illustrate that practical applications of ambient computing research are at hand. Ambient computing is primarily concerned with interface and interaction issues that arise in ubiquitous computing environments.
Vedea, or Microsoft Visualization Language from Microsoft Research Computational Science Laboratory, is a new language for creating interactive data-driven visualizations.
The Extreme Programming Yahoo Group has been discussing the pros and cons of low tech information radiators, such as task boards, compared to high tech tools. The original poster preferred a physical task board to a spreadsheet, but found himself unable to explain why to his boss. The ensuing discussion uncovered a variety of reasons to choose simple physical means of reporting information.