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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-39234638/kenya-is-ready-say-female-fitness-entrepreneurs

Json → scala : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/28270621/using-jackson-to-de-serialize-a-scala-case-class 

JSon → Java : http://www.jsonschema2pojo.org/ 

Uber spark : https://mapr.com/blog/monitoring-uber-with-spark-streaming-kafka-and-vertx/

Lateral view explode : http://pathakamit783.blogspot.com.ng/2015_11_01_archive.html

Spark Joins Partition : https://deepsense.io/optimize-spark-with-distribute-by-and-cluster-by/

More spark : http://blog.cloudera.com/blog/2015/03/how-to-tune-your-apache-spark-jobs-part-1/


Maven options : install -DskipTests -o

North Korea Hacking : http://community.hpe.com/hpeb/attachments/hpeb/off-by-on-software-security-blog/388/2/HPSR%20SecurityBriefing_Episode16_NorthKorea.pdf

coherence.xml

Driverless cars : https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/ford-uber-self-driving-cars-161259835.html

Data alignment : http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/pa-dalign/

Bash arithmetic : http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/arithexp.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36922807 

https://michaelochurch.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/why-agile-and-especially-scrum-are-terrible/ 

http://www.paulgraham.com/makersschedule.html  

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/why-wont-regulators-act-48-081645633.html

Grids

http://demo.vaadin.com/spreadsheet/ - very cool, but Commercial.

www.ag-grid.com - Open Source.  We used this to great effect.  Agnostic to JSFramework (eg. Angular / JQuery etc.)

Why JSON rather than XML

I've used JSON but didn't quite realise why, one of the Usual Suspects explained :

  •  Also platform independent
  • Much faster to parse
  • Simpler ( CDATA etc. make things infinitely more complicated).

Zombie town : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29127096

How to do replacement in coherence

 {expiry-delay 0}
 
Polyglot persistence : http://martinfowler.com/bliki/PolyglotPersistence.html

Giga spaces / SSD

http://blog.gigaspaces.com/using-ssd-as-a-foundation-for-new-generations-of-flash-databases/

http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/press-room/press-releases/2014/gigaspaces-and-sandisk-partner-to-deliver-greater-scalability-and-performance-to-real-time-analytics-and-in-memory-computing-applications/ 

in-stream-big-data-processing

Network vs CPU

This has been one of my big arguments for a long time : http://blog.codinghorror.com/the-infinite-space-between-words/

Mercurial vs Git

http://importantshock.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/git-vs-mercurial/

Another big data solution

http://www.infoq.com/interviews/click-0xdata

Incubators

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2012/04/30/top-tech-incubators-as-ranked-by-forbes-y-combinator-tops-with-7-billion-in-value/

http://vator.tv/news/2013-05-17-a-list-of-top-la-accelerators-and-incubators

Want to hit the top 5 here...

Lambdas

I've been looking at Lamdas,  since they are interesting for working with collections

http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/obe/java/Lambda-QuickStart/index.html

Then there is also the stuff in the Java8 tutorial : http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/javaOO/lambdaexpressions.html

McCrae’s Battalion

My brother in law wrote a piece of music about this : http://www.likeyoudo.org.uk/gwmc/contalmaison.html

Synchronization in a Distributed System

http://feedly.com/k/GJ36D7

Good article about Timing in Distributed Systems.

MongoDB

http://www.aphyr.com/posts/284-call-me-maybe-mongodb

More abuse...

Java Mission Control released 

http://hirt.se/blog/?p=343

Looks really good...

Shanghai

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/08/26-years-of-growth-shanghai-then-and-now/100569/

Amazing 25 year timelapse...

Cool pics

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/08/winners-of-the-red-bull-illume-photo-contest-2013/100583/

Very cool adventure photos

Tagtraum

https://github.com/chewiebug/GCViewer/wiki/Changelog

Really good GC log tool

Tunnelling for google email

https://letters.from.penguinpowered.org

Useful when your corporate firewall stops you....

Cool stuff with rubbish

http://sobadsogood.com/2013/08/30/artist-francisco-de-pajaro-transforms-londons-rubbish-piles-into-works-of-art/

Pretty cool artist

Another Fabric Server

http://fuse.fusesource.org/fabric/index.html 

Something else to look at in the GLU market...

Startup

http://www.chrisnorstrom.com/2013/08/the-journey-of-launching-my-first-product-to-do-cal/

A lot of lessons learnt from this guy...

Wifi

https://www.tinfoilsecurity.com/blog/dont-get-pwned-on-public-wifi-use-your-own-vpn-tutorial-guide-how-to

Need to secure my Wifi

My cartoon life

http://zenpencils.com/comic/128-bill-watterson-a-cartoonists-advice/

Thought this was great..

Reading list

http://www.ryanholiday.net/reading-list/

This looks like a fabulous reading list...

O/S Monitoring

https://github.com/ganglia/jmxetric

Ganglia is a great O/S monitoring tool.  They now have JMX monitoring.  Add to list, build a Coherence Ganglia plugin... 

PostgreSQL as Key/Value store

Do you really need a Distributed System, its gonna cost you, you know...

Groklaw

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20130818120421175

Another huge shame in the privacy / prism / NSA story...

TOC

 

Interesting articles I have read

 

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