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Big Data Architecture, Apache Spark, Part 2

Lance Parlier continues his presentation on Apache Spark, Hadoop, the Scala programming language, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The focus in Part 2 is a real-world example of Big Data – a music recommendation system built with Apache Spark that uses machine learning. This program will suggest songs based on ...

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Big Data Architecture, Apache Spark, Part 2

Lance Parlier continues his presentation on Apache Spark, Hadoop, the Scala programming language, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The focus in Part 2 is a real-world example of Big Data – a music recommendation system built with Apache Spark that uses machine learning. This program will suggest songs based on a user’s listening history.

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Big Data Architecture, Apache Spark, Part 2


Estimating Tasks, Activities, Projects

Software project planning and management depends on estimation. Understanding the time and effort for tasks and entire projects is an ongoing concern for development teams. Yet, many professionals struggle with this key aspect of working together and building software. Laurie Corkum gives the second part of her presentation on estimation ...

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Estimating Tasks, Activities, Projects

Software project planning and management depends on estimation. Understanding the time and effort for tasks and entire projects is an ongoing concern for development teams. Yet, many professionals struggle with this key aspect of working together and building software. Laurie Corkum gives the second part of her presentation on estimation practices. The presentation focuses on specific techniques for estimation of development tasks, activities, and projects. She discusses how developers actually arrive at an estimate and ...

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Estimating Tasks, Activities, Projects


PublicRelay at CES 2017

PublicRelay is a media monitoring and analytics SaaS that supports brand- and constituent-oriented organizations with actionable insights. As a key client and partner of Quoin, I wanted to highlight its recent and highly visible work for the Consumer Technology Association and CES 2017. The focus of this support was to ...

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PublicRelay is a media monitoring and analytics SaaS that supports brand- and constituent-oriented organizations with actionable insights. As a key client and partner of Quoin, I wanted to highlight its recent and highly visible work for the Consumer Technology Association and CES 2017. The focus of this support was to perform analysis of top stories and issues surrounding CES. Using the PublicRelay platform to aggregate, analyze, and generate analytics for relevant content, the analyst team ...

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Big Data Architecture - Apache Spark

A key to a successful 'big data' implementation is a robust system architecture that can provide high-throughput and high-performance. In this week's Tech Talk, Lance Parlier presents an introduction to current technologies for these demanding applications – Apache Spark, Hadoop, the Scala programming language, and Amazon Web Services (AWS ...

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Big Data Architecture - Apache Spark

A key to a successful 'big data' implementation is a robust system architecture that can provide high-throughput and high-performance. In this week's Tech Talk, Lance Parlier presents an introduction to current technologies for these demanding applications – Apache Spark, Hadoop, the Scala programming language, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The presentation includes a simple 'big data' application, Wordcount to show how these technologies can apply to real world problems.

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Big Data Architecture - Apache Spark


PublicRelay Case Study - Toyota and CES

Our colleague, Bill Mitchell (Vice President, Technology at PublicRelay), presents a case study on identifying topics and relevance for a large data set of tweets. In the case study, a team of MIT students analyzed 241K tweets relating to Toyota hybrid vehicles. This team performed topic analysis to identify relevant ...

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PublicRelay Case Study - Toyota and CES

Our colleague, Bill Mitchell (Vice President, Technology at PublicRelay), presents a case study on identifying topics and relevance for a large data set of tweets. In the case study, a team of MIT students analyzed 241K tweets relating to Toyota hybrid vehicles. This team performed topic analysis to identify relevant tags; and, reach analysis to predict the value of specific tweets. the key results from this exercise had some interesting results. Tweets are a terse ...

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PublicRelay Case Study - Toyota and CES


Primero in the news

Sue Willard, Pavel Nabutovsky, and Brad Kain participated in the 3rd Annual Primero Summit last week at UNICEF headquarters in New York City. The meeting provided an opportunity for the Primero community to hear an update on the platform and its use in countries around the world. Led by our ...

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Sue Willard, Pavel Nabutovsky, and Brad Kain participated in the 3rd Annual Primero Summit last week at UNICEF headquarters in New York City. The meeting provided an opportunity for the Primero community to hear an update on the platform and its use in countries around the world. Led by our client and lead program sponsor, Robert MacTavish, the participants included stakeholders in child protection, gender based violence, and monitoring/reporting services from both UNICEF and ...

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Full Stack JavaScript Nightmare

Everybody who is touching web development has heard about JavaScript, and has feared it.

JavaScript in a Nutshell

At the beginning, JavaScript was introduced for client-side scripting for the Web. JavaScript is based on ECMAScript (ECMA: European Computer Manufacturer's Association) standards. ECMAScript is the language, and JavaScript is a ...

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Everybody who is touching web development has heard about JavaScript, and has feared it.

JavaScript in a Nutshell

At the beginning, JavaScript was introduced for client-side scripting for the Web. JavaScript is based on ECMAScript (ECMA: European Computer Manufacturer's Association) standards. ECMAScript is the language, and JavaScript is a dialect.

Versions of JavaScript

Being part of the top 10 most used languages[*], JavaScript is not immune to the pressure of change by its developers ...

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Introduction to Ansible

Dev Ops is a critical function in building software for the mobile web. At Quoin, we focus on assembling the right tools and practices to enable an efficient, robust, and repeatable process from development to production. Moreover, we understand that the development and production infrastructure should be managed like all ...

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Introduction to Ansible

Dev Ops is a critical function in building software for the mobile web. At Quoin, we focus on assembling the right tools and practices to enable an efficient, robust, and repeatable process from development to production. Moreover, we understand that the development and production infrastructure should be managed like all source code. A key element for this process is automation. Matt Samsonoff presents an introduction to Ansible as a platform for provisioning, build, deployment, and ...

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Introduction to Ansible


Client Project ROI

Quoin has a long-term relationship with a major home improvement retailer that enables our staff to participate on challenging enterprise software. Our work includes a range of enhancement, infrastructure, security, robustness, and system integration projects. The complexity of systems that support over 1,800 stores and $50 billion in annual ...

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Quoin has a long-term relationship with a major home improvement retailer that enables our staff to participate on challenging enterprise software. Our work includes a range of enhancement, infrastructure, security, robustness, and system integration projects. The complexity of systems that support over 1,800 stores and $50 billion in annual sales often makes it difficult to measure the contribution of any single project team.

Yet, we would like to share a recent case in which ...

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Introduction to clang tools scan-build and clang-tidy

Quoin project teams focus on using a range of quality tools in coding, building, and deploying software. Our work on enterprise systems requires specific ...

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Introduction to clang tools scan-build and clang-tidy

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