Thursday, May 29, 2008

Learning Hadoop

I am learning Hadoop now and I found two nice tutorials describing how to setup and run Hadoop on Ubuntu:
Found via: Last.fm blog post

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mahout Logo

Mahout is a name of open source project (Apache licence). The goal of this project is to build scalable machine learning libraries. It runs on top of Hadoop. While this project is quite new and it has started just few months ago there are already several interesting algorithms committed in the SVN repo (also you can check Grant Ingersoll's blog post for high level Mahout news).

Now, I am really happy to announce that Mahout development community accepted my proposal for the project logo and that it made it to the official web page today. I am pretty sure that Mahout (and thus the logo as well) will be around for a long time and it is going to be part of critical business intelligence processes of both commercial and research projects around the world in the future.

You can find more Mahout logo resources in Mahout-57 (both PNG and SVG formats are available).

Mahout logo design was done using Inkscape.

Check mahout pronunciation: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mahout

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

XSLT Questions and Answers

I found useful resource about XSLT. Page called XSLT Questions and Answers contains many documents in Q&A style. For example I was looking for some examples of XSLT variables definitions and usages and this page was really worth reading.

It seems that this comprehensive knowledge base is maintained by Dave Pawson (did you notice the bookcase on the right hand side of it - it's full of XSLT related books).

Tuesday, May 13, 2008