There’s a reason a cold shudder runs down the back of any developer when the term “vendor lock-in” rears its head. Nobody wants to be held hostage by their software provider, forced to accommodate time sucking Galapagos-like systems when they could be focusing on, you know, actual development. Having decided that Apache Hadoop technology was […]

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Whilst a nice work-life balance is a valuable commodity in itself these days, those solid gold MacBooks and tiger skin hoodies don’t pay for themselves – so it’s useful to know which technology skills you should be channeling your efforts into if you want to rake it in. Luckily job hub Dice.com has just published their […]

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The latest downtime stats from website tracking company CloudHarmony have positioned Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the most reliable public cloud vendors in terms of IaaS in 2014. At the other end of the scale, fellow powerhouse Microsoft languished near the bottom of the pack, with 99.9354% availabilty. This less-than-perfect uptime […]

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By Mani Sarkar Background R, as some of you may know, is a statistical and graphic programming language (see Wikipedia [1]) used by academia and recently by IT professionals in our ever growing software industry. There is a sudden demand for data scientists, data analysts and statisticians with a background in R, among other things, […]

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