What good is an O(log2(n)) algorithm if those operations cause page faults and slow disk operations? For most relevant datasets an O(n) or even an O(n^2) algorithm, which avoids page faults, will run circles around it.
Related, the Big O cheatsheet .
§ Lisa Williams :
A scientific attitude toward one's pursuits is a great comfort: "It doesn't work" is a perfectly good experimental result. …
Key #1: Solve a Big Enough Problem
This seems obvious, but it's the top reason why new product launches fail. If you're not solving a top problem on your customer's list (usually number one, two or three) it doesn't matter how well designed and built the software is, nor how good your marketing is: Customers won't engage.
It gets more complicated in healthcare. there are typically three parties whose problems you need to solve in order to be successful: Patients, …
§ The Hidden Biases in Big Data . there's a digital divide, and big data is biased towards one side of that divide.
§ Induction — a new kind of tool designed for understanding and communicating relationships in data . Supports , , , , and out-of-the-box.
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We've been posting a lot of cool news today and now it's time for a bit more... Our friends at helped test the scale of the new Chef 11 last week, creating a 10K+ server instance (10,598 servers, to be exact) in AWS using only a single 11 server.
The results? Dynamite.
…explained in our past article Why . But this 4 is a Big Deal is a bit clunky. The socket hijacking API provides access to a Ruby IO object-like API.
I hate dealing with server mysteries.
Squash - bug trackers with some interesting new capabilities.
How to: Configure Burp and - A useful trick to know. for ( ) packet inspection and web site debugging on OSX
Case Study: Pro-active Log Review Might Be a Good Idea - A cute story of developer malfeasance.
jQuery 1.9 final, - Big updates from the jQuery folks. 2.0 beta, final released
Thredis - Threaded fork of redis.
The second to the last talk on Saturday was given by Bill Davis of Team Nimbus . He outlined one of the seven sales components his team recommends: a pipeline that gives you an "unlimited supply of prospects." (Now I want to know what the other six are.)
Bill opened with an analogy from "Little by Laura Ingalls Wilder. In the book, the father spends all year restocking the woodpile next to his family's house. He draws … in the Big Woods"