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What's the Best Tool to Monitor Redis?

High volume services like Twitter, Pinterest, and Flickr use Redis to deliver small pieces of information very quickly. Redis is ideal for these applications because it stores data in memory and on d

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Mapping an Epidemic

This map changed the way we see the world and the way we study science, nature, and disease. In August of 1854, cholera was ravaging the Soho neighborhood of London where John Snow) was a doctor. Peo

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Technology Inspiring Art

Technologists routinely get pegged in the geek category, but our roles also require us to come up with creative solutions to technical challenges. This creativity can help us extend into the realm of

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Searching Tweets with Ruby

(Twitter circle: Wikimedia Commons/Gabriel Chi Hong Lee, Ruby logo: Wikimedia Commons/Yukihiro Matsumoto) I’ve been working with Twitter a lot for the past couple of months. We use it for marketing,

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Making maps with D3

I used D3 to build a data driven map. The goal was to build a map using D3 using data from a service. The service provides a JSON file, which consists of place names and a count of doc