A few weeks ago Elasticsearch 2.2.0 was released. This is a pretty important release if you are using, either for production or only for testing like me, the embedded version of ES, create it with NodeBuilder and you're also using ES plugins. As we know plugins were, up until now,...

Finally after using Apache Spark internally in standalone mode we had a reason to deploy in on Amazon's EMR to do some funky machine learning with MLlib! This brought a lot of pain, swearing and tears but ended up with a cheerful "HELL YEAH!". Here's a semi-random list of things...

You can call me a weirdo but I don't have many non-IT friends. Most of the people I hang out with are somehow related to software development etc. But the few non-IT friends I have seem to not be able to comprehend what I'm saying when talking about how recruitment...

Today's entry will be rather short and more of an advert than anything else! I really wanted to write this last week but oh well life happens. I'm pretty sure most of you are already well aware of what MOOCs are and that Coursera is one of the most popular...

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending Andrew Gerrand's code lab "Whispering Gophers: networking programming in Go" here in Tokyo. Why is that so fascinating? Well mainly because I think it's a really cool code lab if you want to see what Go can actually do and everyone can...