The Tesla Testament
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Non-stop action. A vulnerable hero. A quest to save the world. The Tesla Testament is the most exciting novel of the decade.

Developing With Google App Engine

This book introduces development with Google App Engine, a platform that provides developers and users with infrastructure that Google itself uses for deploying their massively scalable applications.

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Getting Started with Apache Hadoop

MapReduce refers to a framework that runs on a computational cluster to mine large datasets. The name derives from the application of map() and reduce() functions repurposed from functional programming languages. The main advantage of a MapReduce framework is that it allows the application programmers to focus on building business logic without conerning themselves with infrastructure, scalability, network traffic, or multiprocessing issues.

Apache Hadoop is an open source Java framework for implementing reliable and scalable computational networks. It comprises the tools and utilities for data serialization, file system access, and interprocess communication pertaining to MapReduce implementations. So... how do you get started? Check out DZone's Refcard no. 117 and the topics it covers:

This handy Hadoop reference card is available for download from DZone.

Here are the links for the companion Scalability and High Availability Systems Refcard and the NoSQL and Data Scalability Refcard - enjoy!

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