The future of desktops, ethics and big data, narrative vs spreadsheets.
This week on O'Reilly: Josh Marinacci predicted that 90% of computer users will rely on mobile, but 10% will still need desktops; the authors of "Ethics of Big Data" explored data's trickiest issues; and Narrative Science CTO Kris Hammond discussed narrative's role in data analytics.
A series of basketball visualizations reveal team and player tendencies.
The New York Times uses shot selection and completion data to break down the championship matchup between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Kris Hammond on replacing rows and columns with sentences and paragraphs.
Imagine a future where clear language supplants spreadsheets. In a recent interview, Narrative Science CTO Kris Hammond explained how we might get there.
Web ops and performance questions with Schlomo Schapiro.
A profile of web operations and performance expert Schlomo Schapiro, systems architect and open source evangelist at ImmobilienScout24.
Web ops and performance questions with Kate Matsudaira.
A profile of web operations and performance expert Kate Matsudaira, vice president of engineering at Decide.com.
A coding judge, big data's enterprise conundrum, DIY education is on the move.
This week on O'Reilly: Coding is tied to cultural competence, not just a profession; Jim Stogdill wondered if solution vendors are waiting for broad Hadoop adoption before jumping in; and we learned how Schoolers, Edupunks and Makers are reshaping education.
Web ops and performance questions with PicMonkey's Justin Huff.
A profile of web operations and performance expert Justin Huff, software engineer at PicMonkey and formerly of Google/Picnik.
Benefits of a Velocity diet, data journalism's history, it's evolution time for booksellers.
This week on O'Reilly: We learned how the Velocity Conference site got a big makeover thanks to Velocity practices, Liliana Bounegru offered a brief history of data journalism, and Joe Wikert explained how booksellers can reinvent themselves.
Thoughts on what happens when live video is commoditized.
The introduction of Google+ Hangouts On Air marks the beginning of live video's disruption. Here's two reasons why this is a big deal.