Shellshock proves it: CGI must die

Shellshock proves it: CGI must die

Remember that incredibly stupid thing you did a decade or two ago? You wouldn't want to live it down every day. Neither should the Internet

10/02/14

John McAfee advises Larry Ellison on his retirement

John McAfee advises Larry Ellison on his retirement

Now that Larry Ellison has stepped down as Oracle CEO, what should he do? InfoWorld's Andrew Oliver asked the legendary John McAfee and got a surprisingly serious answer

09/25/14

3 make-or-break interview questions for developers

3 make-or-break interview questions for developers

It's developer season at my company. Unlike with deer season, we’re hiring rather than shooting, though not all survive the interview process

09/18/14

APIs will glue together the Internet of things

APIs will glue together the Internet of things

The so-called Internet of things can be up close and personal, and APIs are the key to making it happen

09/11/14

Big data: There's signal in that noise

When the data you capture and crunch is large and disorderly, interesting bits may come along for the ride. Don't squeeze the life out of it -- explore it

08/28/14

What I wish I'd known starting out as a programmer

Young programmers don't generally seek advice from aging coders. Fine -- but for once, sit down, shut up, and listen in

08/21/14

With Hadoop HBase, Splice Machine breathes new life into old RDBMS

Wait, don't they have SQL databases for that? Splice Machine mashes up scalability of Hadoop with RDBMS transactionality

08/14/14

Oracle hasn't killed Java -- but there's still time

Java core has stagnated, Java EE is dead, and Spring is over, but the JVM marches on. C'mon Oracle, where are the big ideas?

08/07/14

Gartner gets the 'data lake' concept all wrong

For $200, Gartner tells you 'data lakes' are bad and advises you to try real hard, plan far in advance, and get governance correct

07/31/14

How to create a data lake for fun and profit

The idea of data lakes has been fermenting, and now real companies are using them for real analysis. Here's why you might want one -- and how to create it

07/24/14

The 10 worst big data practices

It's a new world full of shiny toys, but some have sharp edges. Don't hurt yourself or others. Learn to play nice with them

07/17/14

DataStax 4.5 turbocharges Cassandra speed and security

Leading column-family NoSQL database gets an enterprise-grade makeover, with blazing in-memory speed, Hadoop integration, and granular security controls

07/10/14

MongoDB grows up -- and shows off its enterprise cred

At the MongoDB World conference, the NoSQL darling got new enterprise-grade features and a Fortune 500 hug. Can MongoDB survive the embrace?

07/03/14

Do Twitter analysis the easy way with MongoDB

There's gold in all them tweets if you have Hadoop -- or not. For simple Twitter analysis, try MongoDB's aggregation framework

06/27/14

Get to know Cassandra, the NoSQL maverick

Cassandra may not get the NoSQL spotlight, but it's fantastic for certain jobs -- just ask Netflix and Instagram

06/19/14

Expert interview: How to scale Django

Eventbrite's John Shuping and Simon Willison reveal all about scaling Django, the Python Web framework developers love

06/12/14

Straight talk on Apache Spark -- and why you should care

Apache Spark is not the 'speedy Swiss army knife,' but it could be the ticket for getting faster answers from your Hadoop cluster

06/05/14

Enjoy machine learning with Mahout on Hadoop

You can use the Hadoop ecosystem to manage your data. Now put that data to good use and apply machine learning via Mahout

05/29/14

Know this right now about Hadoop

Here's what you must know this instant about big data darling Hadoop and its expanding universe of add-ons and subprojects

05/23/14

Programmer entrepreneurs: Start anywhere, including Thailand

The world does not begin and end in Silicon Valley -- or Austin or Durham. While in Thailand, I met two U.S. coders who stayed and became successful entrepreneurs

05/15/14

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