Yesterday, Visa announced a more aggressive rollout of its Checkout product. Given that most people do not know what it is, more aggressive sounds like a good idea. Data news was popular as well. Netflix released RAD, its outlier detection tooling. Flowing Data shares a great graphic aboud the impact of vaccines throughout history. Lastly, […]

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Leading off today is Microsoft announcing support for asm.js to the Windows 10 JavaScript engine. Traditionally, IE performance around JavaScript, JSON and XML has been lagging the other browsers, so this could be some good news. Ayende @ Rahien brings us another installment of his performance series, this one focusing on the performance affects of […]

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Today we have Google announcing a Chinese language developer channel on YouTube. This is significant because that is a huge audience and highly mobile. The second top story comes from The Guardian about a new way to boil water, an iron rod. Very cool stuff regardless of how expensive it might be right now. Javalobby […]

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The first highlight from yesterday came from XKCD with the comic Tornado. As usual with XKCD, make sure you read the image alt text as well. We also have some really interesting performance articles today. First, High Scalability talks about what PAPER did to handle the traffic for their Kim Kardashian shoot. The High Scalability […]

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The first bit of interesting news came on Friday when Google announced it was shutting down Helpouts. This is interesting because the idea of expert video chat is gaining some traction in some places, but possibly not good enough for google-scale. LinkedIn talks about real-time distributed tracing. Ayende @ Rahien continues to look at the […]

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