January 2015 Blog Posts (6)

Phone Software Entrepreneurs? Under 30 Forbes List

Forbes published an under 30 tech list featuring entrepreneurs who've made it big. Read about it …

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Added by Michael Levin on January 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Getting Started With Android

Interested in Android programming? Here's a nice, recent article at Lifehacker outlining good, free resources to get you going. http://lifehacker.com/i-want-to-write-android-apps-where-do-i-start-1643818268 ;

Added by Michael Levin on January 22, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments

Pay What You Want: Back-End Developer Course Bundle

Pay What You Want: Back-End Developer Course Bundle…

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Added by Michael Levin on January 20, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

Speak at OSCON!

Here's a message from O'Relly about OSCON 2015:

We're deep into planning OSCON 2015 and we've got some exciting news: OSCON is changing. We're no longer beating the drum and…

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Added by Michael Levin on January 9, 2015 at 11:47am — No Comments

O'Reilly Solid Conference CFP closes 1/20!

The O'Reilly Solid conference is in San Diego in June and it's all about the merging of HW/SW for the IoT. Want to get involved? The Call for Papers is open and there are loads of benefits in giving a presentation for an O'Reilly conference., Take it from me! It's a great thing to do for the community and you learn a ton…

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Added by Michael Levin on January 9, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Use SQL, Hadoop, Drill, REST, JSON, NoSQL, and HBase in a Simple REST Client

Our friend Carol just published this article.

SQL will become one of the most prolific use cases in the Hadoop ecosystem, according to Forrester Research. Apache Drill is an open source SQL query engine for big data exploration. REST services and clients have emerged as popular technologies on the Internet. Apache HBase is a hugely popular Hadoop NoSQL…

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Added by Michael Levin on January 7, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

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Google Unveils MusicLM, an AI That Can Generate Music from Text Prompts

Google researchers have introduced MusicLM, an AI model that can generate high-fidelity music from text. MusicLM creates music at a constant 24 kHz throughout a number of minutes by modeling the conditional music generating process as a hierarchical sequence-to-sequence modeling problem.

By Daniel Dominguez

Article: If Twitter Doesn’t Have a Staging Environment, Should Anyone?

With Twitter revealing they do not have a staging environment, how important is staging to delivering quality? When so many tasks are shifting to the developer these days and no one best developer approach fits all, how do dev teams determine the best developer methodology for them and their company?

By Dan Faulkner

Apache Linkis Graduated to Apache Top-Level Project

Apache Linkis is a computation middleware that acts as a layer between upper-level applications and underlying engines, such as Apache Spark, Apache Hive and Apache Flink. It started as an Apache Incubator project in 2021 and graduated to a Top Level Project in January 2023.

By Andrea Messetti

GraalVM Native Image on RISC-V

The fifth generation of the Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) architecture, called RISC-V, was introduced in 2010. RISC is an open standard instruction set for processors, available for free, under open source licenses. GraalVM may now be used to compile and run native images on RISC-V machines.

By Johan Janssen

DeepMind Announces Minecraft-Playing AI DreamerV3

Researchers from DeepMind and the University of Toronto announced DreamerV3, a reinforcement-learning (RL) algorithm for training AI models for many different domains. Using a single set of hyperparameters, DreamerV3 outperforms other methods on several benchmarks and can train an AI to collect diamonds in Minecraft without human instruction.

By Anthony Alford

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