Friday, February 26, 2010

Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce

Jimmy Lin and Chris Dyer released full draft of their manuscript[1] about "... MapReduce algorithm design, particularly for text processing applications."

Although it is not explicitly about Hadoop programming it uses Hadoop for algorithm design. This text is very good counterpart of Tom White's book.

[1] http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~jimmylin/book.html

Thursday, February 25, 2010

SVNSearch

SVNSearch.org is interesting tool for searching SVN repositories. It can provide interesting statistics. You can find many projects from JBoss, SUN, Apache, SpringSource ... etc. there. Check the following blog post to learn how SVNSearch can be used: http://simplericity.com/2008/08/16/1218895920000.html

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ruth Sanderson

Ruth Sanderson's work is really inspiring! http://www.goldenwoodstudio.com/

She has been illustrating books for over 30 years and she developed respectable technique. Check step-by-step demonstration of her work: http://www.goldenwoodstudio.com/index.php?page=artist-at-work (also check the time it took her to do some of these illustrations! - more then month for one high quality piece).

Found via lines and colors: http://www.linesandcolors.com/2010/02/19/ruth-sanderson/