PHP 5.4 vs PHP 5.3 Benchmarks —
The soon to be released PHP 5.4 (currently up to release candidate 7) handily beats PHP 5.3 in both performance and memory usage benchmarks.
Unix as IDE —
A series of posts on 'Unix as IDE', the idea that tools available to developers on the terminal cover the major features in cutting-edge desktop IDEs with some ease. A ton of useful stuff here.
// Tom Ryder
The Faster-than-Fast Fourier Transform —
MIT researchers have found a way to increase the speed of one of the key algorithms in the information sciences by borrowing a signal-processing strategy used on 4G cellular networks.
// MIT News
How To Build a Naive Bayes Classifier —
Want to do spam detection, classification, language detection or similar? Bayes classification may be for you. This post walks through how it works before producing an implementation.
// Alexandru Nedelcu
Everything You Know (about Parallel Programming) Is Wrong! —
David Ungar of IBM's Renaissance project argues that as we learned to embrace languages without static type checking, we will need to embrace a style of programming without any synchronization at all to scale our code in the future. Whoa.
Heroku and Java Webinar —
A 50 minute demonstration of building, deploying and scaling a Java web app around Heroku's cloud hosting service.