In insurance, the law of large numbers is usually applied to legitimate large portfolios, because of pooling and diversification: the larger the pool, the more ‘predictable’ the losses will be (in a given period).
This post is logical continuation of the previous one. The only difference is the container we are going to use: instead of Jetty it will be our old buddy Apache Tomcat. Surprisingly, it was very easy to embed the latest Apache Tomcat 7 so let me show that now.
A while ago I decided to dedicate an hour a day to my personal development time. There’s always been projects I had “in a pipeline” but they never finished, and work was always conveniently “getting in the way.”
"Big Data" has leapt rapidly into one of the most hyped terms in our industry, yet the hype should not blind people to the fact that this is a genuinely important shift about the role of data in the world.
"Some items are adversely affected when too many people use them. Surprisingly, the same physics that govern the behaviour of photons and electrons may also improve online shopping recommendations and help avoid crowds."
R is a statistical programming language, with a strong focus on mathematical operations. When writing code that is math-heavy, unit testing becomes very appealing- while equations may look correct on paper, one minor error can ruin the output.
Neal Ford thinks functional programming is coming to all mainstream languages and he has a tutorial to prepare Java folks. Also, key leaders at 10gen and PuppetLabs sound off on their respective niches - NoSQL and DevOps.