Weekliest Links, The Interactive Data Viz Edition

September 19th, 2014 by Jerry

Scott Murray’s D3 Tutorials are so good that he eventually turned them into a book. Luckily for you, he kept the originals up on the web. An Engineer’s Guide to Stock Options by Alex MacCaw breaks down what every engineer should know. You say you’re clustering data but don’t know how many clusters to expect? Applying a […] Keep reading

Weeklist Links, Computer Vision Is Getting So Good I Can Rot My Eyes on TV Edition

September 12th, 2014 by Wes

Opinionated AngularJS styleguide for teams - Angular style and architecture are evolving constantly but this is a very reasonable approach and guide from Todd Motto, with excellent justifications for each decision. Revolutionary Technique That Quietly Changed Machine Vision Forever - Deep neural networks are steadily marching toward dominance when measured by their performance in image recognition competitions, and the […] Keep reading

Weekliest Links, Pretty F***ing Good Edition

September 5th, 2014 by Wes

Medium’s CSS is actually pretty f***ing good – @fat tells a good story about medium’s evolution of how they write css. Oh, and while he was evolving it he created a new font. The Robo-Chemist - Researchers are now taking leaps towards building an robotic chemist. Using a combination of software, robotics, and lots of data teams […] Keep reading

The Weekliest Links, Everything Looks Like Ikea If All You Have Is An Allan Key Edition

August 29th, 2014 by Wes

Linux Performance Tools – If you’re one of those poor souls oncall and want to get a quick rundown of what tools you have available to you to troubleshoot different types of performance issues on Linux, take a look at Brendan Gregg’s talk from LinuxCon. 3D CGI With Ikea - Turns out Ikea furniture might be more […] Keep reading

You Don’t Know Jack about Hashing

August 13th, 2014 by Jerry

By: Jerry Gagelman and Jem Young Hashing is a notoriously difficult problem, but the challenge doesn’t lie where you might think. We want to share a few insights gained from a recent excursion into this domain. First, a little background: by definition, a hash function takes as input a string of raw bytes, and returns an integer. The […] Keep reading

The Weekliest Links, Food For Thought Edition

August 8th, 2014 by Wes

More from Chartbeat, angrier, newbier, and foodier than ever! Notes from the Mystery Machine Bus – Another Steve Yegge classic, this time literally politically polarizing. Yegge argues that software engineers fall along a conservative/liberal programming language spectrum, and that this is as fundamental to your character as your political leanings. Framer.js - One of our illustrious […] Keep reading

Chartbeat Presents at Front-end Meetup

July 31st, 2014 by Harry

Last Thursday Chartbeat hosted the Frontend Innovators Meetup group at our office. The focus was Angular.js, and my co-workers and I had the good fortune of being presenters. Our goal was to share some of the experiences and insights we’ve gained over the past year working with Angular.js. From Closure To Angular Slides are available […] Keep reading

The Weekliest Links, Yak Edition

June 6th, 2014 by Wes

We’re back, after a month hiatus! Did you miss us? Yak Shaving – We’ve encountered a bug wherein you find another bug which is due to another bug which is due to another bug and before you know it, you’re knee deep trying to fix something that at first glance bears no relation to the […] Keep reading

The Weekliest Links, Julia Gulia Edition

May 2nd, 2014 by Wes

Continuing our posts from the last time, we wanted to share a few more weekliest links from the reading lists of Chartbeat engineers: Optimizing a system for performance or scalability or reliability is something we all eventually have to face, but we are always warned about the ills of pre-mature optimization. In contrast, the Mature […] Keep reading

The Weekliest Links

April 25th, 2014 by Wes

Chartbeat engineers are avid readers and we wanted to share some of the gems that we’ve come across recently (or not so recently). This being the engineering blog, these links are engineering-ish related.  The Big Ball of Mud – at Chartbeat we write a lot of APIs and have repeatedly run up against the problem of staying […] Keep reading