HTTP is the fundamental networking protocol that powers the web. The majority of sites use version 1.1 of HTTP, which was defined in 1999 with RFC2616. A lot has changed on the web since then, and a new version of the protocol named HTTP/2 is well on the road to standardization. We plan to gradually roll out support for HTTP/2 in Chrome 40 in the upcoming weeks.
by Joseph Rickert Apache Spark, the open-source, cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley and now championed by Databricks is rapidly moving from the bleeding edge of data science to the mainstream. Interest in Spark, demand for training and overall hype is on a trajectory to match the frenzy surrounding Hadoop in recent years. Next month's Strata + Hadoop World conference, for example, will offer three serious Spark training sessions: Apache Spark Advanced T
Facebook on Friday open sourced a handful of software libraries that it claims will help users build bigger, faster deep learning models than existing tools allow. The libraries, which is calling modules, are alternatives for the default ones in a popular machine learning development environment called Torch, and are optimized to run on graphics processing…
"R Notebooks" use the IPython Notebook UI to run R (rather than Python) in notebook cells, giving you an interactive R environment hosted on scalable servers, accessible through a web browser. This post describes how and why we built our "R Notebooks" feature.
This article analyzes the differences and similarities between the two types of queues offered by Azure today: Microsoft Azure Queues and Microsoft Azure Service Bus Queues. By using this information, you can compare and contrast the respective technologies and be able to make a more informed decision about which solution best meets your needs.
Databases are mundane, the epitome of the everyday in digital society. Despite the enthusiasm and curiosity that such a ubiquitous and important item merits, arguably the only people to discuss them are those with curiosity enough to thumb through the dry and technical literature that chronicles the database's ascension.
Gartner, Inc. today highlighted the top 10 technology trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2015. Analysts presented their findings during the sold out Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking place here through Thursday.
Today, Black Duck Software announced their annual Open Source Rookie of the Year awards. We’re very excited that two of our open source projects, Kubernetes and cAdvisor, were amongst those selected! The award recognizes the top new open source projects of the past year. Both projects center on containers and how they’re run in clusters. Kubernetes is a container cluster manager and cAdvisor analyzes the performance of running containers. Read on to learn more about these projects.
Microsoft announced today that it will acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is an open-source analytics company with a strong focus on the highly popular R programming language for statistical computing.
Ceph began as a PhD research project in storage systems by Sage Weil at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). But as of late March 2010, you can now find Ceph in the mainline Linux kernel (since 2.6.34). Although Ceph may not be ready for production environments, it's still useful for evaluation purposes. This article explores the Ceph file system and the unique features that make it an attractive alternative for scalable distributed storage.
"Boilerplate" is a term used to describe code that is repeated in many parts of an application with little alteration. One of the most frequently voiced criticisms of the Java language is the volume of this type of code that is found in most projects. This problem is frequently a result of design decisions in various libraries, but is exacerbated by limitations in the language itself. Project Lombok aims to reduce the prevalence of some of the worst offenders by replacing them with a simple set of annotations.
Today, we’re excited to release the alpha version of Rust 1.0, a systems programming language with a focus on safety, performance and concurrency.
This release marks a huge milestone for Rust and its community:
The language is feature-complete for 1.0. While we plan to make many usability improvements before the final release, all 1.0 language features are now in place and we do not expect major breaking changes to them.
The core libraries are feature-complete for 1.0. API conventions have been firmly established, and core functionality – basic types, traits, data structures and concurrency primitives – has all been stabilized. Here again we do not expect major breaking changes before 1.0.
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