Geek Reading May 29, 2015

Google I/O dominates the news today. First, Google launched Android Pay with a good list of partners. Next, Google “Now on Tap” is the next generation of Google Now and it looks amazing. Google also created an Android-based operating system for the internet of things. Lastly, Google’s new cloud test lab lets developers quickly test… Read More Geek Reading May 29, 2015

Geek Reading May 26, 2015

Venture Beat leads off today reporting on the announcement that Charter Communications will acquire Time Warner Cable. There is a much greater likelihood that this deal works compared to the Comcast deal. FastML talks about real-time interactive movie recommendations. On Flowing Data, they point us to a fascinating interactive graph where you can look at… Read More Geek Reading May 26, 2015

Geek Reading May 25, 2015

There were a lot of development articles over the weekend. On Building Real Software, they talk about application security and the gaps between builders and defenders. Edmund Kirwan shows us a structural package analysis of Apache Lucene over the years. As always, enjoy today‚Äôs items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites. Startups,… Read More Geek Reading May 25, 2015

Geek Reading May 21, 2015

Leading today’s stories is a Logjam. The Next Web reports on a new bug found in SSL called Logjam. Yahoo Labs open-sourced EGADS, a scalable, configurable and novel anomaly detection system. On High Scalability, we have a very good article about scaling demanding queries, high velocity data modifications and fast indexing. There is a lot… Read More Geek Reading May 21, 2015

Geek Reading May 19, 2015

Leading off today, Google Cloud Platform lowers their prices and announces the availability of preemptible VMs. These are short-term, volatile instances that are useful in large compute clusters because they can be taken down at any moment. It is an interesting idea and something to watch long term. Amazon AWS did not announce a similar… Read More Geek Reading May 19, 2015