April 1, 2016
YOUR FORTNIGHTLY STREAM OF BIG DATA NEWS THAT MATTERS.
KEEP IT LEAN: YOU AREN’T READY FOR SCRUM
As startups grow, most engineering teams hit a point where they find it necessary to add some amount of process to keep things in order. Often, they jump from no process directly into a relatively-heavy process such as Scrum. While Scrum works very well for projects with mature architectures, it doesn’t fit into fast-moving environments where the foundation has not yet stabilized. This is due to a number of causes… READ MORE
VIEW APACHE SPARK: HANDS ON PRESENTATION
See the full slide deck, including code examples, from the Denver/Boulder Big Data Meetup here.
MICROSOFT AND CANONICAL PARTNER TO BRING UBUNTU TO WINDOWS 10
According to sources at Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, and Microsoft, you’ll soon be able to run Ubuntu on Windows 10. With this new addition, Ubuntu users will be able to run Ubuntu simultaneously with Windows. This will not be in a virtual machine, but as an integrated part of Windows 10. READ MORE
APACHE SPARK FUNDAMENTALS
Our ever-connected world is creating data faster than Moore’s law can keep up, making it so that we have to be smarter in our decisions on how to analyze it. In this course (that includes a free trial), you’ll learn Spark from the ground up, starting with its history before creating a Wikipedia analysis application as one of the means for learning a wide scope of its core API. READ MORE
TO SQL OR NOSQL? THAT’S THE DATABASE QUESTION
Today, the database landscape continues to become increasingly complicated. The usual SQL suspects – SQL Server, Oracle, DB2-Postgres, et al. – aren’t handling this new world on their own, and some say they can’t. But the division between SQL and NoSQL is increasingly fuzzy, especially as database developers integrate the technologies together and add bits of one to the other. READ MORE
TOP V.C. ON “MOSTLY CRAP” START-UPS, MARK ZUCKERBERG, AND EARLY FACEBOOK’S GRIM LUNCHES
Palihapitiya’s firm, Social Capital, has backed numerous tech companies with valuations in the billions, such as Slack, Box, and SurveyMonkey. But that doesn’t mean that he is bullish on unicorn culture. Here, Palihapitiya speaks about Mark Zuckerberg’s secret sauce, which start-ups are going to make it, and the saga between Apple and the F.B.I., among other topics. READ MORE
THREE ROLES AND THREE FAILURE PATTERNS OF SOFTWARE ARCHITECTS
Before exploring the three roles of successful software architects, it is important to start with an accepted definition of software architecture:
Architecture comprises the structures needed to reason about the system. Each structure, in turn, comprises elements, the relations among them, and the properties of the elements and relations. READ MORE
THE EPIC STORY OF DROPBOX’S EXODUS FROM THE AMAZON CLOUD EMPIRE
For the first eight years of its life, you see, Dropbox stored billions and billions of files on behalf of those 500 million computer users. But, well, the San Francisco startup didn’t really store them on its own. But not anymore. Over the last two-and-a-half years, Dropbox built its own vast computer network. READ MORE
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