Monday, July 30, 2012

An unexpected journey: Announcing a Third Hobbit Movie

Peter Jackson writes:

So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.

It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, “a tale that grew in the telling.”

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Friday, July 27, 2012

The Clojure Library Ecosystem

Paul Legato writes:

This quick overview will help to orient new Clojure programmers to the current state of the library system, with pointers to resources for further information.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

My upgrade to Mountain Lion went smoothly. As always, you should have a complete backup before installing a new OS. Here are a couple of links that should tell you everything you need to know about Mountain Lion:

The Ars Technica review, written by John Siracusa:

Where Lion stumbled, Mountain Lion regroups and forges ahead.

The Macworld Review by Jason Snell:

Like Lion, Mountain Lion offers numerous feature additions that will be familiar to iOS users. This OS X release continues Apple’s philosophy of bringing iOS features “back to the Mac,” and includes iMessage, Reminders, Notes, Notification Center, Twitter integration, Game Center, and AirPlay Mirroring.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Datomic Free Edition

We’re happy to announce today the release of Datomic Free Edition. This edition is oriented around making Datomic easier to get, and use, for open source and smaller production deployments.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Interview with Alan Kay in Dr Dobb's

I like to say that in the old days, if you reinvented the wheel, you would get your wrist slapped for not reading. But nowadays people are reinventing the flat tire.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Chris Granger - Light Table Playground Levels Up

announce the release of v0.0.7 of the Light Table Playground. This version is a serious upgrade to the Instarepl that brings the ability to manually evaluate things and work in your own projects.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

PHP: The Right Way

I’m not a PHP guy, but I have to admit it’s popular so maybe there’s something useful about it.

There’s a lot of bad information on the Web (I’m looking at you, W3Schools) that leads new PHP users astray, propagating bad practices and bad code. This must stop. PHP: The Right Way is an easy-to-read, quick reference for PHP best practices, accepted coding standards, and links to authoritative tutorials around the Web.

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A Primer on Hybrid Apps for iOS

In conclusion, hybrid apps don’t feel quite right on iOS: they’re slower and clumsier, they can suffer from unrecoverable errors, and they just don’t ‘feel’ as good as native apps do. But, they offer several advantages that may, under the right circumstances, be a worthwhile tradeoff.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Big Data needs more than Hadoop

In summary, Hadoop is an incredible tool for large-scale data processing on clusters of commodity hardware. But if you’re trying to process dynamic data sets, ad-hoc analytics or graph data structures, Google’s own actions clearly demonstrate better alternatives to the MapReduce paradigm. Percolator, Dremel and Pregel make an impressive trio and comprise the new canon of big data. I would be shocked if they don’t have a similar impact on IT as Google’s original big three of GFS, GMR, and BigTable have had.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Kovas Boguta on Session: A Web REPL

Session is a persistent web repl for Clojure and ClojureScript. Github repo:

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