Author Archives: hannonpi

Unrelated to Software…

My wife and I have been working on a new project for the last year called Machines for Freedom. Our goal is to create a cycling brand for women to provide the best technical apparel on the market for women. … Continue reading

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More Oozie Learnings

I just finished moving the code from my last post from our dev and qa boxes to production. During the time I was running in qa I did not, but should have, done testing running the process as a cron … Continue reading

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Using Oozie to Process Daily Logs

At Edmunds we are working to move our existing data warehouse system to a new system based on Hadoop and Netezza. At first, our data warehouse team focused on delivering ad impression data from DoubleClick DART as the first production … Continue reading

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Cliff Click at SM JUG

The first ever Santa Monica JUG meetup will be held at Shopzilla's offices on the 17th at 7pm. Mark your calendars and check us out on meetup: http://www.meetup.com/SM-JUG. See you there! Paddy

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Santa Monica Java User Group

Over the past few week a few of us from Edmunds, Shopzilla, and eHarmony have been discussing trying to foster a broader developer community here on the west side. More and more Santa Monica, and the west side in general, … Continue reading

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What I learned about Continuous Deployment

While at QCon I took a great class from the fellows at ThoughtWorks on Continuous Deployments. The single most important thing I learned from the class was that if something is painful, do it a lot! Having just sat through … Continue reading

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Edmunds.com Redesign Goes Live :-)

After about two years of development we have actually pulled off something that is usually considered a terrible idea that will lead to utter disaster…We have rewritten our entire technology stack and redesigned our website in one shot. We have … Continue reading

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What I learned about Infrastructure

I learned a lot from Andrew Shaft's talk on building a private cloud. My biggest takeaway, perhaps not Andrew's main point, perhaps not even a point he was making, regardless… Clouds are not about virtualization. Virtualization is an implementation of … Continue reading

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What I learned about Pretotyping

Patrick Copeland from Google gave a facinating talk about a concept called Pretotyping (or Pretend-o-typing). His talk dovetailed nicely into the conversations we've had at work about design thinking and illustrated in a powerful way how to use design thinking … Continue reading

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What I learned about Software Design

Lesson 1 – Run your services as a remote service from the service client. The biggest thing I learned was that it seems everyone has pulled their service implementations out of their applications and into separate proceses. We have, traditionally, … Continue reading

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