Barry Mason – Alamy Stock Photographer : my dad’s new blog!
(tags: family blogs photography alamy dad)
MapReduce Patterns, Algorithms, and Use Cases : ‘I digested a number of MapReduce patterns and algorithms to give a systematic view of the different techniques that can be found in the web or scientific articles. Several practical case studies are also provided. All descriptions and code snippets use the standard Hadoop’s MapReduce model with Mappers, Reduces, Combiners, Partitioners, and sorting.’
(tags: algorithms hadoop java mapreduce patterns distcomp)
The OpenPhoto Project : A great getting-out-of-Flickr life-raft. self-hosted, PHP app, storing photos in Dropbox, S3, or local disk; UI screenshots look great (via Nelson)
(tags: galleries photos php flickr images via:nelson)
Autometrics: Self-service metrics collection : how LinkedIn built a service-metrics collection and graphing infrastructure using Kafka and Zookeeper, writing to RRD files, handling 8.8k metrics per datacenter per second
(tags: kafka zookeeper linkedin sysadmin service-metrics)
sbtourist/nimrod – GitHub : ‘Nimrod is a metrics server, inspired by the excellent Coda Hale’s Metrics library, but purely based on log processing: hence, it doesn’t affect the way you write your applications, nor it has any side effect on them.’
(tags: nimrod service-metrics logging)
Divide and Concur « Code as Craft : Etsy’s interesting approach to managing a large test suite, annotations marking potentially troublesome integration tests: “flaky”, “database”, “network”, “sleep” and “slow”.
(tags: testing etsy php test-suites annotations integration-testing)
The Millions : The Arcades Project: Martin Amis’ Guide to Classic Video Games : This really exists. “Do I take risks in order to gobble up the fruit symbol in the middle of the screen? I do not, and neither should you. Like the fat and harmless saucer in Missile Command (q.v.), the fruit symbol is there simply to tempt you into hubristic sorties. Bag it.”
(tags: omgwtf martin-amis video-games space-invaders pacman reviews tips funny)