Links for November 8th through November 10th
November 11, 2012
Twitter survives election after Ruby-to-Java move • The Register – Peak traffic of 874,560 Tweets per minute without Fail Whale coming up for air
JavaWorld: EasyTest(ing) in Java : A Data Driven Testing Framework is finally here – EasyTest is a framework developed to complement current JUnit's support and not to replace it. Its a developer friendly framework to writing JUnit based Data Driven Test Cases easily,effectively and quickly.
RethinkDB – an open-source distributed database built with love – An open-source distributed database built with love. Enjoy an intuitive query language, automatically parallelized queries, and simple administration.
Garlic.js allows you to automatically persist your forms’ text field values locally, until the form is submitted – Garlic.js allows you to automatically persist your forms' text field values locally, until the form is submitted. This way, your users don't lose any precious data if they accidentally close their tab or browser.
Gizmodo.com Updates: Google Voice Search Vs. Siri: Who’s the Best… – With Google’s release of its brand new search app for iOS, we decided to put Siri in the ring with Voice Search—now available on your iPhone—to see if she could defend her own turf.
Facebook open sources Corona — a better way to do webscale Hadoop — Data | GigaOM – Facebook has open sourced a new system called Corona for scheduling and managing Hadoop jobs. Corona attempts to do away with many of the problems that come along with massive-scale Hadoop operations, and soon looks to take Facebook’s Hadoop deployment beyond just MapReduce.
Obama’s win a big vindication for Nate Silver, king of the quants | Politics, Policy, and Technology – CNET News – Despite some incredulous political pundits, the FiveThirtyEight statistician appears to have correctly predicted the winner in all 50 states in the presidential election.