Mauricio Navarro

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Airbnb's Open Sourced Its Simple SQL Query Tool

Airbnb has open sourced Airpal, the tool it built to help employees get to data they need to use, reports Gigaom. The software is built on the open source Presto SQL engine, which was created by Facebook to speed access up to data stored in Hadoop.<p>Airbnb built Airpal so that staff could quickly …

Why Software Maker Fog Creek Is Helping Its Competitors Hire Women

Playing the long game in the search for female developers.<p>About a year ago, Liz Hall, the head of recruiting at Fog Creek Software, invited all-star JavaScript coder and founder of Girl Develop It Sara Chipps to their downtown Manhattan office for lunch. In Hall’s 10 years working to hire engineers …

Pinterest is experimenting with MemSQL for real-time data analytics

Image copyright MKHMarketing/Flickr.Pinterest shed more light on how the social scrapbook and visual discovery service analyzes data in real time, it …

Microsoft embraces Python, Linux in new big data tools

Image copyright Microsoft.Continuing its quest to make Microsoft Azure comfy for the non-Windows world, Microsoft just launched a preview of its …

Why deep learning is at least inspired by biology, if not the brain

Image copyright Shutterstock / Max Krasnov.As deep learning continues gathering steam among researchers, entrepreneurs and the press, there’s a …

NodeSource Raises $3 Million To Build New Programming Tools

NodeSource, a corporate software development toolkit for the node.js programming language, has raised $3 million in seed financing. Money for the round came from Crosslink Capital and Resolute Ventures and it’s yet another sign that distributed architectures are becoming de rigueur for …

Don’t Dismiss Developers

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ethan Kurzweil is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners whose investments have included Twitch, Twilio, SendGrid, PagerDuty, Intercom, Simply Measured, Crowdflower, Hightower, Skybox Imaging, adap.tv, Zoosk, and Playdom.</i><p>Danny Crichton recently asked TechCrunch readers if …

Xamarin just raised over $54M, but don’t call it a ‘write once, run anywhere’ platform

Developer platform Xamarin, which powers apps like Rdio and Tom Hanks’ mega-popular typewriter app, today announced a massive $54.25 million to fuel its expansion into Europe.<p>Xamarin enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac, in one programming language. The C# …

PHP, Once The Web's Favorite Programming Language, Is On The Wane

When I started learning PHP earlier this month, I excitedly shared my new goal with my editors, my colleagues, and my friends.<p>The response from anyone tech-savvy was always the same: “Why?”<p>PHP—which once stood for Personal Home Page, suggesting its roots in building simple yet customized …

Google Offers Free Udacity Course for Android Development

Google today debuted a new resource for learning to develop Android apps: a Udacity course called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.” The online class is aimed at those who know programming but have no experience with building for Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Google Developer …

Facebook — with help from Google, LinkedIn, Twitter — releases MySQL built to scale

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Semisatch<p>Facebook announced on Thursday a new open source project called WebScaleSQL. The technology — …