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Migrating LDBC SNB Datagen to Spark

Abstract LDBC’s Social Network Benchmark (LDBC SNB) is an industrial and academic initiative, formed by principal actors in the field of graph-like data management. Its goal is to define a framework where different graph-based technologies can be fairly tested and compared, that can drive the identification of systems’ bottlenecks and required ...

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Who's watching? 👀

I have yet to meet a serious frontend programmer who hasn't used file system watcher tasks to recompile/rebuild/redeploy code and enjoy the instant feedback. In Javascript land all build tools/bundlers/packers and whatnot provide watch​ flags to make them watch for changes forever.  This sounds a good idea at first, but when you have to use more...

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Set up multiple Git users on your machine

It is quite common to have separate users for different git repos. For example having a public account for all your open-source GitHub stuff, and a work account for your employer’s private git remote. If you regularly have to clone new repos in each ‘role’, defaulting to one and changing the local repository config in all others quickly becomes...

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Scripting a MIDI controller with Modern JavaScript

Abstract: Blogpost summarizing the challenges of creating a flexible and customizable MIDI controller mapping for Mixxx targeting multiple Novation Launchpad grid controllers. Keywords: JavaScript, MIDI, Mixxx, ES6 modules, Babel, Flow I own two Novation Launchpads. The most iconic use-cases of this cool grid controller is launching samples. L...

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Concurrency & Parallelism: Understanding I/O

With this article we are starting a series of blogposts targeting developers who want to learn or refresh their knowledge about writing concurrent applications in general. The series will focus on well-known and widely adopted concurrency patterns in different programming languages, platforms and runtimes. With this, we are diverting from our us...

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