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Mitch Pronschinske12/02/13
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9 Posts That Will Get You Caught Up On Docker

Docker has been hot in the news in the second half of this year. If you're unaware of this project, or you just haven't kept up, it's time to get caught up! Here are 9 Docker articles from 2013.

Arthur Charpentier12/02/13
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Data News: "The Bayesians Hold the Magic," and More

This installment of Arthur Charpentier's data science-related links includes an article on Lucien Le Cam and Bayes, a discussion of the multilingual cyberspace, a visualization of income disparity over time, and more.

Niels Matthijs12/02/13
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Mobile-First vs. Mobile-Second: A Nuance

The mobile-first CSS approach has become the de facto way of implementing responsive designs, but lingering beneath the reassuring cloak of best-practice comfort, there is a little nuance that is lost on some. There are basically two ways to approach a mobile-first CSS setup, and only one of them is sane.

Alec Noller12/01/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 22): Big Data Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone. This week's best include a history of Python's emergence as the language of choice for data science, how to integrate R with Cloudera Impala, an introduction to machine learning with R, and more.

Alec Noller12/01/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 22): NoSQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone. This week's best include more details on DB-Engines list of the top 10 most popular DB engines, Vlad Mihalcea on why he never blames open source projects, notes on the release of Redis 2.8.0, and more.

Mitch Pronschinske12/01/13
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Netflix: Life on AWS

Netflix has learned a lot of tricks over the years for keeping their services running smoothly despite AWS's blemishes. Here are three of their major strategies.

Mitch Pronschinske11/30/13
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ZeroMQ at Spotify

This article from PyCon was titled "How we use Python at Spotify" but I wanted to focus on the fact that they also use ZeroMQ. It's a little difficult to find a list of the big-name companies that use ZeroMQ, but now you can rest assured that one of the biggest fish in the IT pond use it.

Christopher Taylor11/29/13
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Curing Cancer with Data Visualization

Everyone thought that The Netherlands Cancer Institute’s 12-year-old dataset on breast cancer was old news. That was until a researcher, Pek Lum, analyzed and visualized the dataset using topological data analysis (TDA) and advanced machine learning technology.

Alec Noller11/29/13
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6 jQuery Mobile Layout Examples and Plugins

A recent post from ScratchingInfo provides a useful set of jQuery Mobile layout examples and plugins. Some stand-outs include a multi-page template that pre-fetches pages before they are needed, speeding up response time, and a multiview plugin that allows the creation of unlimited panels and pages.

Christopher Taylor11/28/13
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Big Data, Bigfoot, UFOs and the Loch Ness Monster

When’s the last time you saw a photo of Nessie, Sasquatch, or a Martian ship? When few carried cameras, the rare photo of the unexplained (a grainy image in a Scottish lake, or a flash of light in the sky that seemed to hover) was enough to create a broadly spread story. No longer.

Alec Noller11/28/13
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It's All About Perception: How to Make Mobile Sites Feel Faster

This article from Mobify takes an interesting look at the importance of mobile site performance - not in terms of actual, measurable speed, but in terms of its perception by users - and offers a number of tips on how to increase perceived performance.

Mikio Braun11/28/13
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Designing Machine Learning Frameworks: Flexibility and Sound Design

Implementing basic learning algorithms is an important step, but in a way, it's also the simple step. The hard part is integrating all these learning methods into a whole.

Alec Noller11/28/13
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8 Tips for Making Sure Your App Works Offline

A recent post from Touchlab provides eight tips to help mobile developers make sure that their apps are as effective as they can be while offline. The post is the third part of three and the tips it offers provide a number of options for offline functionality, as well as the caveats that go along with each suggestion.

Corey Goldberg11/28/13
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deadsnakes - Using Old Versions of Python on Ubuntu

The Python packages in the official Ubuntu archives generally don't go back all that far, but people might still need to develop and test against these old Python interpreters. Felix Krull maintains a PPA (package archive) of older Python versions that are easy to install on Ubuntu.

Mitch Pronschinske11/27/13
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Nanomsg: The Last Few Months in Review

Nanomsg, a fork of the ZeroMQ broker, is moving along smoothly this year. It recently reached version 0.3.3, which I didn't find much information on, but I thought I'd get you caught up if you're not aware of this interesting project.