What’s truly changed is the amount of information that we now have on every imaginable demographic. Today’s systems track and store every purchase by every consumer in a way that turns us from extrapolation to intimate knowledge instead.
Over the past few weeks I have been looking at a preview release of Virident’s vCache software, which is a kernel module and set of utilities designed to provide functionality similar to that of FlashCache.
This is the second part in a two-part series comparing Virident’s vCache to FlashCache. The first part was focused on usability and feature comparison; in this post, we’ll look at some sysbench test results.
Google is winning the developers. The tools are outpacing Apple’s XCode which still suffers from excruciatingly long wait times to get the most obvious, and obnoxious, bugs fixed up. Storyboards are a duplication of XIB’s without replacing them. Autolayout is an unmitigated disaster.
A Domain-Specific Language (DSL) can provide some intellectual leverage. We can always write long and convoluted programs in a general-purpose programming language (like Python, Java or C). Sometimes it can make more sense to invent a new domain-specific language and implement the solution in that language.
I’ve come across this problem before in my consulting work, although I don’t think I’ve ever published my solution. So here it is. If x is your monthly time series, then you can construct annual totals as follows...