Archive for the ‘Developers’ Category

Facebook’s vast Hadoop clusters

Facebook uses Hadoop to gain information about their members. It helded the second biggest Hadoop database behind Yahoo! [4] By May 2010 Facebook got a bigger Hadoop Cluster than Yahoo! [2] Google is not know to use Hadoop. Because it is an opponent product to GFS and Googles BigTable. Apache Hadoop has been voted being […]

Apache Hadoop is top innovator 2011

Congratulations to Apache Hadoop: they’re voted to be the innovator of 2011. The decision was justified Hadoop allows to discover and manipulate a huge amount of data. So Hadoop is the “Swiss Army knife for the 21st century.” [5] 

Happy new year

I would like to wish you a happy new year and success for your projects and tasks. I hope you had a wonderful XMAS season and got prepared for your “next big things.” Even if the year is new some projects are still from the old year. So I am writing articles on Geekroom.de. This is […]

What Careless Computing is

Careless Computing is a phenomena we see nowadays more and more often. The omnipresence of computers and the Internet provides the growing of Careless Computing because people are persuaded to save their data on foreign servers instead of local. [1]

Apple stops Jailbreak recognition

MacLife.de [1] reported that Apple deactivated the Jailbreak API on iPhones using iOS 4.2. This API (Application Programmer’s Interface – it’s the interface or “framework” deveopers use to access the underlaying software) is used by application developers and enterprises to check if the iPhone was “modded.” A modded iPhone can run custom firmware that allows […]

Effective & efficient projects

A short introduction: when teams at Oracle have not been efficient enough Larrie Elliot, Oracle’s CEO, came every couple of weeks and asked: “let me help you out.” What did he do to make the team work again? He took away members of the team as long as progress was too little [1]. That was […]

Lateral approach in web mining

These days the news is current: 46 of the 50.000 most popular websites are sniffing your browsers history [1]. The approach making this security vulnerability is simple and possible – a real lateral approach. The browser has a list of URL’s to check to be previously visited. The links are written on the website on the […]

Steve Jobs most popular CEO

On December 1, 2010, employees of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! were asked about their own CEOs and their opinion on them. The result is very clear: first place is Apple’s CEO. Then follows Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, followed by Google’s Eric Schmidt. The surprising thing about the survey: Yahoo!’s Carol Bartz is more popular […]

Slow computers to be more secure

A new approach in virus threads has been detected: viruses may not infect computers with lower clock rates than approximately 2 GHz. In a test a laptop having a 1.86 GHz processor from IBM the system has not been affected. [1, 2] As Heise.de [1] reported the virus code in assembler has been analyzed. The […]

Java again is most popular

From all programming languages Java is the one most lines of code (LOC) is wirtten in. More than two out of eleven LOCs are written in Java. After that we have C and C++ then PHP and C#. Thats the result from the just now published TIOBE Programming Community Index for November 2010 [1].