The History of Hadoop
Here's the first of a series of multi-media articles from GigaOm that includes interviews with the people who built Hadoop.
Developers May Be Getting 50% of Their Documentation From Stack Overflow
Maybe we need to start a new twitter hashtag: #DocsSuck. It certainly is a problem when companies spend so much time and effort on documentation that ends up lacking enough examples. Maybe Q&A is the new model we should look to for large swaths of our documentation.
A Treasure Trove of C++ Tools From Last.fm
Last.fm recently open sourced their C++ used by their “Music Information Retrieval” team. The utilities range from simple tools for turning complex objects into strings, to entire frameworks for running background processes.
Dennis Richie’s First C Compilers are on GitHub, Too
In the course of his research into the history of Unix, Robert Roach discovered a piece by Dennis Richie reproducing the first DECTape C compilers Richie created. So what did Roach do with these relics? Posted them to GitHub. If you'd like to puzzle over a piece of computing history, it's there for the taking.
US Lawmaker Claims Cycling Increases Greenhouse Gases
Humble Bundle 5 Adds Android
The newest iteration of the cross-platform Humble Bundle includes includes Android versions of popular (and charity-boosting) indie games like Dungeon Defenders and Solar 2, on top of its now-traditional Windows, OSX, and Linux support.