News roundup: The Finikin Edition

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Here are some interesting and important developments in the web industry …

  • John J Barton, the lead developer of Firebug, is moving to Google. John’s on Twitter as @johnjbarton
  • Node.js Knockout starts on August 27th. It’s a a 48-hour coding contest featuring node.js. Locations include Copenhagen, Munich, San Francisco and NYC.
  • Sync Google+ to Twitter, and Facebook with +AgentG
  • Hadoop is getting hockey-stick adoption growth among developers. It’s a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using a simple programming model. Fun fact: You can run Hadoop on AWS. As an example The New York Times used 100 Amazon EC2 instances and a Hadoop application to process 4TB of raw image TIFF data (stored in S3) into 11 million finished PDFs in the space of 24 hours at a computation cost of about $240 (not including bandwidth). Here’s a (slightly cheesy, but still interesting) video interview with the creator, Doug Cutting.
  • A great discussion on lost password patterns over at HN
  • Skeleton is a boilerplate for responsive, mobile-friendly development, created by Dave Gamache. It plays nicely with IE as well.

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