Reblogged from Algorithms in Real Life:
Big Data Overview What is Big Data?
The Wikipedia defines Big Data as a collection of data sets so large and
complex that it becomes difficult to process and store using traditional
The Wikipedia definition is more from a data perspective. Of late, the tools
and techniques which are employed for handling big data are also classified
under Big Data.
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Will 3D printing really change the world?
“Just like the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, the advent of the
internet and the Social Media phenomenon, 3D Printing will be a game
changer” – Forbes: Will 3D Printing Change The World? (2012 March)
[Update: September, 2012: MakerBot Unveils Next-Gen 3D Printer, And First
Retail Store ($2,199 and $2,799)]
Since the impact is impossible to predict, let me just give you the facts
about where the technology stands today.
3D Printing technologies have been around for more than 20 years. However,
the technology is slowly ... (more)
Here is a summary of the Gartner Hype Cycle for “Emerging Technologies”
for 2012 – what is stated explicitly, what can be inferred.
This Hype Cycle is suppose provide insight into emerging technologies that
have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high
impact in potential.
Most crowded hype cycle on emerging technologies in last 10 years
48 technologies are listed in this year’s hype cycle which is the highest
in last ten years. Last year they had 42 – year 2008 was the lowest (27)
– year 2005 was the previous highest (44).
What does this imply?
May be ... (more)
No individual can really track and understand the impact of change in all the
emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Media,
Agile Methodology and Big Data …
You can realistically aim to have an in depth understanding of only a small
subset. By in depth understanding I mean you know significantly more about
the subset than a person who has spent about an hour Googling the topic.
Let me talk about the subset that I have been exploring in depth and why.
Cloud Computing: How is the cloud value proposition changing over time?
Mobile Computing: What are the... (more)
Reblogged from nklata:
If you talk to any developer the first response that you will immediately get
is “Don’t make me do UI” or “UI is not my job” or even better “I
do not understand UI”. But the same programmer has no problem in
understanding lengthy SQL statements or convoluted logic or obscure
algorithms all intended to make the ‘functionality’ work. Somewhere it
is inherent in the mind of a developer that a user interface is not
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