January 21, 2014

CloudSpokes and Topcoder Unite

Appirio has announced that it is unifying two development crowdsourcing communities that it owns: CloudSpokes and topcoder. It is retiring the CloudSpokes name and moving everyone over to topcoder, which will now have a community of more than 608,000 developers, many of whom are experts on cloud development and data

Which Language Is Best for Big Data?

Among developers involved with big data projects, a minor controversy has been brewing about which programming language best meets their needs. Many point to R as the ideal language for data science, but others prefer Python or use a mix of both. Tom Rampley, a data scientist at Dish Network,