Optimizing MapReduce Jobs

Optimizing MapReduce Jobs

Head on over to the Cloudera blog to see my post about improving MapReduce performance with graphs on a Boggle roll.  This will give you all of the explanation and code you need to try things...
RIM Employee’s E-Mail To CEO

RIM Employee’s E-Mail To CEO

I haven’t read a more poignant, thoughtful, and truthful E-mail to a CEO than this one.  RIM has been on a downward spiral for years now and this Research in Motion employee really nails why it is happening to RIM.  Although it addresses the problems at RIM, the...
The Technical Side of Personal Branding

The Technical Side of Personal Branding

There are a lot of sites showing how to brand yourself, but few of them show the technical side of personal branding.  This post will show how to do it. There are two general ways to start a personal branding site.  The first is to sign up with a blogging site.  You...
The (Sad) State of Java

The (Sad) State of Java

Even before Oracle’s purchase of Sun Microsystems, Java was at some serious crossroads. For some brief history, Oracle bought Sun in January of 2010.  The move led to questions of why Oracle would buy Sun.  The answer has come in the form of lawsuits and the...
Keyboard Productivity

Keyboard Productivity

With one of this month’s meeting topics being improving productivity with Visual Studio 2010, I wanted to share some productivity tips that work in any IDE on Linux and Windows. One of my basic productivity premises is to keep my hands on the keyboard as much as...