RegularGeek

Where programming, the internet and social media collide.

VentureBeat leads us off with a really cool plugin from Google for Chrome where you get a new piece of art on your new tab. Add some culture to your day and install it. Google also announced the end of Google Code. It is not terribly surprising but it is a little disappointing. I prefer to have multiple options instead of one huge player, GitHub, and one or two others like BitBucket. Steve Blank gives us a lengthy post on the fear of failure, especially in large corporations.

As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites.

Top Stories

Career and Process

Development

Concurrency, Performance and Scalability

AI, Machine Learning, Research and Advanced Algorithms

Big Data, Visualization, SQL and NoSQL

Infrastructure, Operations and DevOps

Security, Encryption and Cryptography

IaaS, PaaS, Saas and *aas

Fun and Other stuff

Link Collections

Today we get an announcement from Google about the introduction of Google Cloud Storage Nearline. It is quite interesting to see Google and Amazon fight this battle. DaedTech brings us an interesting post regarding the curse of knowledge. All developers know this issue, you start explaining an issue to someone but there is so much assumed knowledge when the conversation starts. It is a gift to be able to avoid this consistently. Also, please note that the performance section below is full of good articles again today. High Scalability, Netflix, LinkedIn and siddontang have some really interesting information for us.

As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites.

Top Stories

Career and Process

Development

Concurrency, Performance and Scalability

AI, Machine Learning, Research and Advanced Algorithms

Big Data, Visualization, SQL and NoSQL

Infrastructure, Operations and DevOps

Security, Encryption and Cryptography

Fun and Other stuff

Link Collections

It was a much slower day, as can be seen by the lead story. Reuters reported on some research that cockroaches have personalities. This is interesting from the “seeing how life evolves” perspective. Google released the Android 5.1 Lollipop SDK, but this is not a huge release like some previous ones. Whenever Avinash Kaushik writes, you should pay attention. So, head over to Occam’s Razor and read the latest about the magic of universal analytics.

As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites.

Top Stories

Career and Process

Development

Concurrency, Performance and Scalability

Big Data, Visualization, SQL and NoSQL

Infrastructure, Operations and DevOps

Security, Encryption and Cryptography

IaaS, PaaS, Saas and *aas

Link Collections

Lots of news today. First, Louis Gray talks about the closure of FriendFeed, the best social community I have ever been a part of. Some features from FriendFeed eventually made it into Facebook, but the community will never be the same. GigaOm, a top tech news site, is closing its doors. This is a shame because they did not just regurgitate the same tech “news” and tried to add some analysis of things. Losing a major site like this is very disappointing. Unless you were hiding from the internet, you heard Apple announcing and releasing things. I am not listing most of that, but I did find the ResearchKit announcement to be very interesting. It is definitely something to keep an eye on. Last, but definitely not least, Google Cloud Platform talks about some tutorials on Khan Academy and Codecademy to help people learn how to code. This is in conjunction with their #FutureCoders push.

As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites.

Top Stories

Career and Process

Development

Concurrency, Performance and Scalability

AI, Machine Learning, Research and Advanced Algorithms

Big Data, Visualization, SQL and NoSQL

Security, Encryption and Cryptography

Fun and Other stuff

Link Collections

TechCrunch has a great post on the “hidden” cofounders, basically significant others. More interestingly, TechCrunch has had a roll of insightful posts lately in addition to the pile of tech “news”. In other stories, Pinterest tells us a little about how they scale some parts of their infrastructure. Seeing how sites scale things is always fascinating. Lastly, take a look at all three of the posts in the security section below. They are all very interesting reads.

As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites.

Top Stories

Career and Process

Development

Concurrency, Performance and Scalability

AI, Machine Learning, Research and Advanced Algorithms

Big Data, Visualization, SQL and NoSQL

Infrastructure, Operations and DevOps

Security, Encryption and Cryptography

Link Collections

Newer Entries >> << Older Entries