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Slashdot | Yahoo Releases Open Source Hadoop Distribution

Yahoo has been a vociferous Apache Hadoop user and supporter for several years now, and uses it extensively within its Search technologies. Hadoop has been gaining popularity in the Cloud Computing space, with companies like the NYTimes converting 4TB and 11 million articles to PDFs in under 24 hours using Hadoop and EC2 in late …

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Evolving concurrency, like memory management did

As processors become faster and multiprocessor systems become cheaper, the need to take advantage of multithreading in order to achieve full hardware resource utilization only increases the importance of being able to incorporate concurrency in a wide variety of application categories. In this article we are evaluting a new approach to the concurrency. In the …

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Asus EEE-PC better then Mac Air?

Finally I managed to buy a Asus EEE PC 700  this week. I would thanks a lot Next Store and its kindly clerks, which I will prefer in future to Mediaword :)If you are at Milan and you plan to buy it, Next Store is a good choice. There are a lot of sites and …

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iPhone programming

iPhone Open Application Development
 By Jonathan A. Zdziarski
 First Edition  March 2008
 Pages: 280
 ISBN 10: 0-596-51855-2 | ISBN 13: 9780596518554

Boosting Squeak: RockSolid images

As some of you know, I was a Smalltalk fan&developer in the last twelve years. I have stopped working on smalltalk years ago… anyway, I am happy to  look forward the Squeak Smalltalk Community from time to time.

I republish here an original article posted by me on SqueakPeople, over 4 years ago.
The reason is simple: I am very happy to see a Squeak code fork called "Sapphire" which share most of my thoughts:

Sapphire wants to take a fresh look at the Smalltalk philosophy and current implementations. The idea is to produce high quality open-source packages that will be loadable on a micro kernel. 

 I will take a look to Sapphire, and you will find my throughts here in the next months.

Software Trends1

Software trends is a new set of small article I will write.
In this small pices I will sketch out the trends of the Software Industry related to web developmenet.
Let’s give a look at the October 2006