Friday, November 14, 2014



a port of the Processing Visualization Language

Original author(s) John Resig (jQuery creator)

Processing.js - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

class: Learn Data Visualization with d3.js @ Udacity (!)

Learn Data Visualization with d3.js - Udacity:
"Learn the fundamentals of data visualization and practice communicating with data. This course covers how to apply design principles, human perception, color theory, and effective storytelling to data visualization. If you present data to others, aspire to be an analyst or data scientist, or if you’d like to become more technical with visualization tools, then you can grow your skills with this course."

ML, class: Intro to Machine Learning @ Udacity (!)

Intro to Machine Learning - Udacity:

by Sebastian Thrun
and Katie Malone
"Machine Learning is a first-class ticket to the most exciting careers in data analysis today. As data sources proliferate along with the computing power to process them, going straight to the data is one of the most straightforward ways to quickly gain insights and make predictions."
Videos & exercises are available free, coaching and certificate are &199/month.

Visualization: Gartner Magic Quadrant

Magic Quadrant Research Methodology | Gartner Inc.:
"A Gartner Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market's competitors. By applying a graphical treatment and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, a Gartner Magic Quadrant quickly helps you digest how well technology providers are executing against their stated vision."

Get the Report: Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems | MongoDB

2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant (Business Intelligence & Analytics)
2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics
Amazon and Microsoft top Gartner's IaaS Magic Quadrant | ZDNet (Cloud)
Microsoft Receives Another Accolade, Gartner's Magic Quadrant Leader in Enterprise aPaaS | Cloud content from Windows IT Pro

Top Industry Analysts Review Microsoft Dynamics

EMC Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for ECM | EMCEMC Pulse

Skype for Web Beta

Microsoft Announces New Skype for Web Beta with Future Plugin-Free Safari Support - Mac Rumors:

"Microsoft today announced a new beta version of Skype for Web that brings a plugin-free version of the service to all modern browsers. Skype for Web beta will be available now to a small number of users, with a broader public rollout planned in the coming months."

$99 Windows 8.1 tablet @ Walmart @ Black Friday

Walmart to sell $99 Windows 8.1 tablet on Black Friday - CNET:

it's available from Walmart right now for $149. For sake of comparison, Walmart also sells the 8-inch Toshiba Encore 2 for $169.99. It has similar specs, but twice the storage at 32GB, plus higher resolution cameras.

perhaps not as high-profile as the $199 iPad Mini or $29 Android tablet also listed in the ad, this marks the first time that a Windows tablet has sold new for under $100.

Nextbook 8" Tablet 16GB Windows 8.1 Bonus 16GB Micro SD Card 

Walmart To Offer $99 Nextbook 8 Windows Tablet In Black Friday Blowout - HotHardware (including 1 year subscription to Office 365)

E FUN's Nextbook 8 sports an 8-inch touchscreen display with a 1280x800 resolution. It's powered by an Intel Atom quad-core Z3735G processor (1.8GHz to 1.83GHz, 2MB of cache), and 1GB of DDR3L RAM. Other features include a 0.3-megapixel front shooter, 2-megapixel rear camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI output, micro USB port, headphone/microphone combo port, 3-asix G sensor for gaming, and Windows 8.1.

IoT: Smart Data: Visualizing Big Data

Internet of Things; Requires Big Data to be turned upside down to become Smart Data | Constellation Research Inc.:
"..most common statements about using data are; I don’t have enough data to act, or, I have too much data to make sense of the situation. How can both be true? Obvious answers would include quality versus quantity..."