Friday, June 27, 2014

CAP theorem: Dynamo vs. BigTable

Internet of Things' inflection point?

The Internet of Things' inflection point - O'Reilly Radar:
"The convergence of six factors is creating a climate for mainstream IoT adoption"
  • Costs are falling
  • Connected device demand is accelerating. 
  • Device options are expanding. 
  • More machines are talking to each other.
  • Software is more advanced than ever.
  • The economic benefits are significant.

dotnetConf: .NET Community Virtual Conference

many interesting videos by Microsoft's Channel 9

dotnetConf - The .NET Community Virtual Conference:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Reactive User Interfaces

Using Rx (Reactive Extensions) in WPF and JavaScript with Web Sockets (or alternative)

to present real-time reliable info...

Creating Reactive User Interfaces with Adaptive Consulting's Reactive Trader on the Hanselminutes Technology Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers:

Adaptive's Reactive Trader (Live @ Azure)

ideas, book: Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions

podcast: When to Go with Your Gut - HBR IdeaCast - Harvard Business Review

This view is opposite of one by Nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman (system 1 and 2)

The claim is that statistical prediction is valid only when future conditions are similar to past. 
Otherwise, more data may just lead to bigger mistakes. 

Interesting observation:
"Literacy is something that most of us in the western world have learned. But just imagine, a few centuries ago, who would’ve thought that everyone will be able to read and write. Now, today, we need something else. We need risk literacy..."

Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions: Gerd Gigerenzer: 9780670025657: Books:

In the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ever before. But as risk expert Gerd Gigerenzer shows, the surprising truth is that in the real world, we often get better results by using simple rules and considering less information.