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Learn Git Branching Visually

Learn Git Branching is a great way to learn Git branching, merging and collaboration command through a nice interactive web application. The author (Peter Cottle) deserves a hats off for the innovative learning experience. There is a quick demo for

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Posted in reference, visualization

The Art of Data Visualization – PBS

Humans have a powerful capacity to process visual information, skills that date far back in our evolutionary lineage. And since the advent of science, we have employed intricate visual strategies to communicate data, often utilizing design principles that draw on

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How do I become a data scientist?

Data Science Central blog pointed out an interesting discussion on Quora: The blog post summaries the lengthy discussion on Quora as follows: Here’s a summary of the very long and detailed top answer: Learn about matrix factorizations Learn about distributed

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Posted in analytics, big data, data science

Font Awesome – An Awesome Font for Awesome Web Applications

The self-professed iconic font designed for use with Bootstrap Framework is available for download on GitHub. The font looks really nice with tons of icons in a variety of categories, including: Web Application Text Editor Directions Video Player Social Media

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Posted in library, web development


From Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a

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Posted in javascript, library

NPR News App Architecture and Development

NPR Blog has a nice article on how to build a scalable web app using effective technology stack and low maintenance and low-cost Amazon powered servers. The post also provides links to their code. Technologies used include: Flask (for rendering

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Posted in apps, architecture, technology