Before starting a holiday weekend, I like to have some go to new articles to read while I am waiting for things to complete, you know the holiday waits and long build times.
So here's some really interesting articles from all over, from Redis to Spark Scala to Go Language to Big Data.
To keep in the holiday spirit, a Christmas tree implemented in Scala.
Nothing says the holidays like Shell.
You must check out some of the awesome tech advent calendars. This one is nice. JIT Compiler, Inlining and Escape Analysis - Java Advent
One of my favorite Christmas presents ever was a 64spec - Commodore 64 Testing Framework and now you can program in it with testing.
Go Go Go!
It's a different world when the NY Times has cool Go Libraries. Introducing Gizmo - The New York Times
Now you don't have to decide. Examples: how to use JSweet to write small Web programs. With examples, AngularJS, documentation and everything in github, how can you go wrong?
Don't go here if you thought the math on calculating how much you bought in presents was hard. Spark for Financial calcs.
The below picture is a rescued baby squirrel I was hand feeding. How is this picture related? To relate it woud require some really good analysis and some heavy processing. Otherwise it's as random a picture as could be.