New updates for Coldfusion 11, 10, and 9 (security update for 9, 11; still more for 10)

If you'd not heard the news, there were several updates released today, for CF 11, 10, and 9.

From: Charlie Arehart - Server Troubleshooting

The Filter Bubble is Silly and you Can't Guess What Happened Next

I'm at RecSys 2014, meeting a lot of people and hanging out at talks. Some of the discussions here was about the filter bubble which prompted me to formalize my own thoughts. I firmly believe that it's the role of a system to respect the user's intent.

From: Erik Bernhardsson

Detecting corporate fraud using Benford's law

Note: This is a silly application.

From: Erik Bernhardsson

My presentations at ColdFusion Summit, CFCamp, etc.

I wanted to share word here of the presentations I'll be offering at the upcoming Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2014 in Vegas on Oct 16-17, as well as CFCamp 2014 in Munich on Oct 20-21.

From: Charlie Arehart - Server Troubleshooting

The Strange Loop 2014

Last week I attended The Strange Loop in St Louis.

From: Sean Corfield: An Architect's View

Clojure in the Enterprise?

This was originally posted on corfield.

From: Sean Corfield: An Architect's View

Powered by JavaScript

The first annual Powered by JavaScript conference, organized by Manning Books, took place in St Louis this past week.

From: Sean Corfield: An Architect's View

Running Theano on EC2

Inspired by Sander Dieleman's internship at Spotify, I've been playing around with deep learning using Theano.

From: Erik Bernhardsson

In defense of false positives (why you can't fail with A/B tests)

Many years ago, I used to think that A/B tests were foolproof and all you need to do is compare the metrics for the two groups. The group with the highest conversion rate wins, right?

From: Erik Bernhardsson

Recurrent Neural Networks for Collaborative Filtering

I’ve been spending quite some time lately playing around with RNN’s for collaborative filtering.

From: Erik Bernhardsson

CF911: High CPU in ColdFusion? Some common but perhaps unexpected causes

I often help people who are reporting that CF is "running hot on the CPU", maybe reaching 80 or even 100% of the CPU, whether in spikes or for extended periods.

From: Charlie Arehart - Server Troubleshooting

ColdFusion Lockdown/Security guides: there are several, and some you may have missed

While helping people with various problems in my CF server troubleshooting services, I often have the chance to help people identify security vulnerabilities, especially in their configuration of CF and/or their web server, and sometimes related to their code.

From: Charlie Arehart - Server Troubleshooting

ClojureBridge

Adapted from a post I made on my old blog in January, 2014, about the first few workshops being planned.

From: Sean Corfield: An Architect's View

Some thoughts on Java 8

Originally posted on Google Plus on June 14th, 2014.Why Java 8 might win me back...

From: Sean Corfield: An Architect's View

Where do locals go in NYC?

One obvious thing to anyone living in NYC is how tourists cluster in certain areas. I was curious about the larger patterns around this, so I spent some time looking at data. The thing I wanted to understand is: what areas are dominated by tourists?

From: Erik Bernhardsson

How to build up a data team (everything I ever learned about recruiting)

During my time at Spotify, I've reviewed thousands of resumes and interviewed hundreds of people. Lots of them were rejected but lots of them also got offers. Finally, I've also had my share of offers rejected by the candidate.

From: Erik Bernhardsson

Getting Started

Sometimes it's very enlightening to look back at the beginning of a project to see how things got set up and how we started down the path that led to where we are today.

From: Sean Corfield: An Architect's View

The power of ensembles

From my presentation at MLConf, one of the points I think is worth stressing again is how extremely well combining different algorithms works.

From: Erik Bernhardsson

MLConf 2014

Just spent a day at MLConf where I was talking about how we do music recommendations. There was a whole range of great speakers (actually almost 2/3 women which was pretty cool in itself). Here are my slides:

From: Erik Bernhardsson

Gravatars on a Grails Application

Gravatars in a Grails Application

From: Dan Vega