Google Lost In Recursion

Search for “recursion” on Google (without the quotes) and while showing you back the results, Google Search Engine, also suggests you : Did you mean: Recursion

So, after all your careful investigation, matching your query string against the suggestion of Google – you finally think / believe that your eyes must have lost any hidden utf-8 or yedda format character, … against which Google is trying to suggest a correct spelling. Now, you click on the suggestion. But! woha.. you get the same search results with same suggestion back again. (Recursion isnt it?)

Well like I said, you may also utter the same … it appears Google is Lost in Translation Recursion …

Create Desktop Apps. With HTML, CSS And JS: Appcelerator Titanium

Appcelerator Titanium is an open source platform that enables you to create rich desktop applications with web technologies like HTML, CSS, Javascript as well as Flash and Silverlight.

Appcelerator SDK is used to create applications or any third-party Ajax library / framework can be used too.

Tip: To make it clear, it is very similar to Adobe AIR but open source.

Appcelerator Titanium

Titanium also comes with a simple command-line interface (CLI) for creating projects and packaging them into an executable.

The platform has a built-in database, direct file system access, desktop notifications & more.

Titanium apps. currently work in Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX.  Linux support is in the roadmap.

More to follow about Titanium and some sample application / tutorial in coming posts.

Quick Start with PIG

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What is PIG?

Pig is a platform for analyzing large data sets that consists of a high-level language for expressing data analysis programs, coupled with infrastructure for evaluating these programs. The salient property of Pig programs is that their structure is amenable to substantial parallelization, which in turns enables them to handle very large data sets.

.. read more here

The document and community support for PIG is quite good!

You can kick start reading about PIG from here: Yahoo’s Module 8

Or, Cloudera has many resources for you: Cloudera PIG’s Tutorial

Go through this video (this is from Cloudera):

I will keep you folks posted with my experiences and adventures with PIG. Stay tuned!

-Abhishek 🙂