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Episode 219: Apache Kafka with Jun Rao

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Episode 219: Apache Kafka with Jun Rao

Jeff Meyerson talks to Jun Rao, a software engineer and researcher (formerly of LinkedIn). Jun has spent much of his time researching MapReduce, scalable databases, query processing, and other facets of the data warehouse. For the past three years, he has been a committer to the Apache Kafka project. Jeff and Jun first compare streaming […]

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Episode 193: Apache Mahout

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Episode 193: Apache Mahout

Recording Venue: Skype Guest: Grant Ingersoll Grant Ingersoll, founder of the Mahout project, talks with Robert about machine learning.   The conversation begins with an introduction to machine learning and the forces driving the adoption of this technique. Grant explains the three main use cases, similarity metrics, supervised versus unsupervised learning, and the use of large data […]

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Episode 148: Software Archaeology with Dave Thomas

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Episode 148: Software Archaeology with Dave Thomas

Dave explains why reading source code is at least as important a skill as writing source code. He shares approaches for how to get to grips with unknown and undocumented source code even if it is non-trivial in size. He finishes with advice for how to get started reading code.

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