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12 Fictional Journeys Any World Traveler Will Envy

Visit Marfa, Mallorca, and Paris -- all without canceling your Seamless order.<p>A shift in perspective, or at least a quick, cool dip into the mind of another person, is the objective of travel, and also of reading great books.<p>So if you’re both knowledge-hungry and couch-bound, pick up a road trip …

Red Hat acquires Ansible to beef up its development tool set

Red Hat is buying Ansible, a startup backing a hot set of software tools that developers and IT folks use to build and deploy applications …

Netflix reveals the future of enterprise tech: Here’s why

I was sitting in a conference on enterprise infrastructure this week when I realized that the generational shift long promised by cloud advocates is finally, irreversibly underway.<p>That shift is away from “legacy” data centers built on x86 servers, VMware-managed hypervisors, SQL databases from …

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

From Kafka to ZeroMQ for real-time log aggregation

At Auth0, high availability is the high order bit. We don’t stress as much about throughput or performance as we do about high availability. We don’t …

Doing Data Science at Twitter

A reflection of my two year Journey so far. Sample size N = 1<p>Motivation<p>On June 17, 2015, I celebrated my two year #Twitterversary @Twitter. Looking …

Game on: How gamification is bringing sustainability to the masses

How can a business motivate its customers and employees to become more sustainable whilst entertaining them? The answer: gamification.

Social Games and Gamification: What’s the Difference?

<i>This is a guest post by Keith Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of</i> <i>BigDoor</i><p>Often the terms “social games” and “gamification” are used interchangeably, but in …

Verizon puts 50,000 Docker containers to work on a massive IoT cluster

IoT is becoming real, but it demands serious infrastructure, as a peek inside Verizon's newest cloud shows.<p>Launching a Docker container is so …

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.

GitUp

<b>Work quickly, safely, and without headaches. The Git interface you've been missing all your life has finally arrived.</b><p>Git recently celebrated its 10 …

'Flipped' Classroom Has Kids Do Homework At School After Watching Online Videos

TORONTO — As Canadian kids prepare to head back to school, there's a growing movement gaining traction across the country that involves students …

Homework at school, online videos at home the norm in 'flipped' classroom

<i>Liam Casey, The Canadian Press</i><p>As Canadian kids prepare to head back to school, there’s a growing movement gaining traction across the country that …

Developing Backbone.js Applications

With RequireJS and the text plugin however, it’s as simple as saving the same template into an external text file (say, mainView.html) and doing the …

Movie Recommendation with MLlib

In this chapter, we will use MLlib to make personalized movie recommendations tailored <i>for you</i>. We will work with 10 million ratings from 72,000 users …

21 ways rich people think differently than the average person

That's what Napoleon Hill preached in his bestselling 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his intensive study of more than 500 self-made millionaires.<p>Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has interviewed 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people during the past three decades, …

Serving Files: S3 and High Availability

At Movable Ink we heavily use Amazon S3 for storing millions of files and serving them to hundreds of millions of users. It has a number of very …

Cloud Computing

This is the story of how we are building Grid, the Guardian’s new image management system, working very closely with our editorial colleagues and using a modern technology stack. Oh, and it’s all Open Source.<p>For about a year, a small dedicated team has been building the Guardian’s new image …

Business Rules

Y Combinator-backed Convox wants to make AWS as easy as Heroku

Software engineers who worked on Salesforce’s Heroku platform as a service (PaaS) cloud have launched their own startup, Convox. The startup is building tools that companies use to easily start running applications on the biggest public cloud available today, Amazon Web Services.<p>Convox is one of …

How Angry Birds publisher Rovio maximizes organic installs via A/B testing

App store optimization just got harder. Fortunately, it also just got easier.<p>App developers are now using A/B testing and optimization to improve not just their rankings in the app store and Google Play but also the conversion rate of mobile users who land on their app download screens.<p>This time, …

5 Top Retirement Havens Where Real Estate Purchase Comes With Residency

When you buy a piece of property overseas, it can sometimes come with an important bonus -- it can open the door to foreign residency. When it does, you not only have a second home in the traditional sense, but you've got a second home in a broader sense as well ... a place where, when you go …

Pinterest Analytics: 6 Metrics You Must Monitor

Ready to track your Pinterest analytics? Great! Scrap what you use for on Facebook and Twitter and monitor these six metrics instead.Let me explain. …

How companies will actually use Docker

Enterprises want Docker. It’s on many 2016 roadmaps and has become the tech darling of startups and financial services conglomerates alike, notwithstanding its extreme youth.<p>Despite common perceptions, enterprises don’t need to reach the promised land of a full “DevOps transformation” to start …

DevOps

How to install Windows 10 on a Mac for free

For years, Mac users have been thanking their lucky stars that they never had to deal with Windows 8. OS X has had its fair share of issues, but none …

Node.js Production Environment - a Step-By-Step Guide for Startups

Setting up a Node.js production environment and the continuous deployment pipeline for that is not a trivial task to do. Also, if you don't have …

Introducing Sixpack-java: A/B Testing for Android and Java Apps

A Java client for the Sixpack A/B testing framework<p>The SeatGeek engineering team is excited to announce the latest addition to the Sixpack A/B …

Freight Forwarder & Customs Broker for Modern Logistics

The freight forwarder for modern logistics teams<p>Flexport moves freight globally by air, ocean, rail, and truck for the world's leading brands. We …

Meet Nava, A Startup That Wants To Fix The Government’s Crappy Design

Engineers and designers who refined Healthcare.gov are on a mission to tame the government’s unruly digital presence.<p>After the disastrous launch of Healthcare.gov, a website promising easy sign-ups for health insurance, President Obama corralled a team of top software engineers from companies like …

Thoughts on Time-series Databases

Preetam "recently" blogged about catena, a time-series metric store. There was another blog post about benchmarking boltdb by a Fog Creek engineer, …

France Launches French Tech Ticket, A Startup Visa For Foreign Entrepreneurs

French Minister of State for the digital economy Axelle Lemaire announced last week a new entrepreneur visa package called the French Tech Ticket. With this package, foreign entrepreneurs could get a work visa, a $14,000-$28,000 grant (€12,500-€25,000) for each team member, free office space in an …