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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


Strategic Conversations

Our colleague Bruce Strong (with Mary Lee Kennedy) recently published an article on the effort to transform the New York Public Library for the digital age. How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library (Harvard Business Review, December 5 2016) described an initiative that engaged over 250 staff ...

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Our colleague Bruce Strong (with Mary Lee Kennedy) recently published an article on the effort to transform the New York Public Library for the digital age. How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library (Harvard Business Review, December 5 2016) described an initiative that engaged over 250 staff – nearly 10% of its organization – in a collaborative process to improve library services.

Their approach focused on the the creation of three 'communities ...

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Wordpress Goes Big

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that saw a rise in popularity with the boom of blogging that began in the early 2000s and has continued to see wide adoption. WordPress provides a blog framework with an easy, out of the box setup for a decent, generic template-based theme ...

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WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that saw a rise in popularity with the boom of blogging that began in the early 2000s and has continued to see wide adoption. WordPress provides a blog framework with an easy, out of the box setup for a decent, generic template-based theme that can be easily customized. The robust admin interface used to generate serial content and manage comments helped it gain popularity; however, it has since ...

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Lean Assessment Process

'Lean' is a methodology that is focused on more effective processes for collaboration and decision-making. Thus, lean is a widely-applicable set of practices; and, can be applied to almost any problem domain. The approach originated in manufacturing and process engineering with minimizing inventory, rework, and other 'waste' in automated processes ...

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'Lean' is a methodology that is focused on more effective processes for collaboration and decision-making. Thus, lean is a widely-applicable set of practices; and, can be applied to almost any problem domain. The approach originated in manufacturing and process engineering with minimizing inventory, rework, and other 'waste' in automated processes. Lean was formulated by Toyota, as fundamental to the Toyota Production System. Yet, lean methodologies have been used for diverse activities such as strategic planning ...

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