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Links You Don't Want To Miss (4/10)

04.10.2013
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Hack Your Maps
Young Hahn exhorts designers to shake off complacency in map usage:

Have you ever taken apart a map? Worked with a map as a critical part of your design? Developed tricks, hacks, workarounds, or progressive enhancements for maps?

7 Bugs I Found in InnoDB
This blogger found and recorded some interesting bugs in InnoDB while building a couple tools for the popular NoSQL solution. They're detailed bug-by-bug, with a quick analysis of each.

We Need a Data Democracy, Not a Data Dictatorship
Derrick Harris argues that current practices in data analysis are limited to app-enabled technology and expert data scientists, whereas organizations need data to be available to a wider range of people.


NEWS

Google Fiber has cost less than $100 million so far to launch
New estimates suggest Fiber could cost Google approximately $50 million per city.

Amazon Courts .NET Devs In Beanstalk
Not only did AWS cut its prices for running Windows by 26%, but it also gave Amazon VPC support to Elastic Beanstalk for .NET.

Introducing SailfishOS, the Successor to Meego
The SDK for SailfishOS is now available.  The Jolla-driven project now joins the fray with several other new moblie systems including Ubuntu Mobile, Firefox OS, and Intel’s Tizen.

TOOLS AND SNIPPETS

Reactive.js: Functional Reactive Programming in JavaScript
Reactive.js is a pure Javascript library inspired by Functional Reactive Programming. If you've ever used Excel or another spreadsheet program, you've already done something like FRP.

62 Cents Per Solid State Gigabyte?
AnandTech reviews the Crucial/Micron M500 SSD, the 960GB model of which is going for $600. Which is 62 cents per gigabyte. Which is kind of crazy.

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