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NodeJS, Futures, and Rx Observables at DevNexus 2014

Last week I gave a couple of talks related to micro-services architecture at DevNexus 2014. The first talk was NodeJS: the good parts? A skeptic’s view (slides), which describes the pros and cons of JavaScript and NodeJS and how NodeJS is … Continue reading

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NodeJS: the good parts? A skeptic’s view at #javaconf

I recently gave a talk about NodeJS at the JAX conference in Santa Clara. Here are the abstract and slides. JavaScript used to be confined to the browser. But these days, it’s becoming increasingly popular in server-side applications in the … Continue reading

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Cloudy, hot air likely: thoughts about #deploycon and other cloud events

I spent tuesday at DeployCon, a conference about enterprise platform services. Some of the sessions were great. Most notably,  Dave McCrory’s Data Gravity talk, Das Kamhout’s talk about Intel’s PaaS journey, and David Mortman Cover your PaaS talk about PaaS security. Here are … Continue reading

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What this human learned in Caltech’s machine learning online class

I’ve spent the past 9 weeks (i.e. weekends) taking Caltech’s Learning from Data online class. Each week I watched two hours of lectures and did the homework, which was a multi-choice quiz that typically required writing some machine learning code. Overall, … Continue reading

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#scalasv meetup: Scalable and Flexible Machine Learning With Scala

Last night I went to really interesting Scala BASE meetup at LinkedIn. The topic was Scalable and Flexible Machine Learning With Scala (slides). The large room was packed with over 300 people! I was sitting down the front, which made it difficult … Continue reading

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DevNexus 2013 presentations on micro-services, polyglot persistence, and cloud services including twilio and factual

I recently spoke at the excellent DevNexus 2013 conference, which took place in Atlanta,  Georgia. Below are my presentations. You can find example code here. Developing polyglot persistence applications NoSQL databases such as Redis, MongoDB and Cassandra are emerging as a compelling … Continue reading

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Around the world in 14 days: day tour of Hyderabad

During my recent trip to Hyderabad for SpringOne, I had one day free for sightseeing. Using the google, I discovered what turned out to be an incredibly good tour guide company: DetoursIndia.com, which specializes in personalized, distinctive tours around Hyderabad. … Continue reading

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