The MS Open Tech team has been spending quite a bit of time testing the latest build of Redis for Windows (available for download from the MS Open Tech Github repo). As we approach completion of our test plan, we thought we’d share some very promising results.
CMake is a cross-platform, open-source build system. A special file named “toolchain” is required for cross-compilation, and this file should define all tools (compiler, linker, libraries, etc.) needed for building an application. To invoke Cmake with the toolchain file, use the following command-line option:
Earlier this month we blogged about Harvard Professors Gary King and Stuart Shieber providing advice to graduate students about open access, dissertations, and journal publishing. The importance of open access publishing is increasingly recognized by students, faculty and scholars in statistics. Perhaps less well understood is how such open access resources are managed and sustained.
RestComm is a Communications Platform to rapidly build voice and text messaging applications, using your existing web development skills. The RestComm team is very excited to present a FINAL release for the 1.0.0 branch. The platform has had two years to mature and we are proud to present it to the community. This release will empowe...
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Pawel Jakub Dawidek has been awarded a development grant to further improve the Capsicum framework. The grant is jointly funded by Google's Open Source Programs Office.
Spreading a workload across multiple processors, coupled with various software recovery techniques, provides a highly available environment and enhances overall RAS (Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability) of the environment. Benefits include faster recovery from unplanned outages, as well as minimal effects of planned outages on the end user.
Redis is a very cool open-source key-value store that can add instant value to your Hadoop installation. Since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, Redis can be used as a front end to serve data out of Hadoop, caching your ‘hot’ pieces of data in-memory for fast access when they are needed again. By using a Java client called Jedis, you can ingest and retrieve data with Redis. Combining this simple client with the power of MapReduce will let you write and read data to and from Redis in parallel.
Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the real time feedback we need to not only answer questions about our code, but to understand how our programs really work.
Tree methods such as CART (classification and regression trees) can be used as alternatives to logistic regression. It is a way that can be used to show the probability of being in any hierarchical group.
One great thing about applying machine learning at Preact is working with fresh data. In the world of academic research, data is stale: learning algorithms are tested against monolithic reference datasets and each new algorithm picks up the same old sledgehammer and tries send the same old weight up to the same old bell. However, when algorithms are applied to new data it needs to be massaged into a form suitable for analysis in a process called feature extraction.
Architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study critiques of those buildings written by masters. In contrast, most software developers only ever get to know a handful of large programs well—usually programs they wrote themselves—and never study the great programs of history. As a result, they repeat one another's mistakes rather than building on one another's successes.