MapReduce – The Fanfiction

MapReduce is really cool, useful, and powerful, but a lot of people find it hard to wrap their heads around. This post is a fairly silly, non-technical explanation using Star Trek. The Enterprise found a new planet, as it tends to do. Kirk wanted to beam down immediately and start surveying the planet but SpockContinue reading “MapReduce – The Fanfiction”

Bug Reporting: A How-To

This type of bug report drives me nuts: You have a critical bug! This crashes Java! for (int i=0; i<10; i++) { cursor.next(); } (I’ve never gotten this exact report and I’m not picking on anyone, it’s a composite.) This doesn’t crash for me. ┬áIt doesn’t even compile for me because the variable “cursor” isn’tContinue reading “Bug Reporting: A How-To”