Creating a Web Service in R
R is a powerful language and environment for statistical computing. It excels at crunching data and performing complex modeling. In application development, its strength is in creating the “back end” components. Shiny Server allows R developers to create web applications using R. It provides R functions to create pretty sophisticated user interfaces and link them […]
The Benefits of API-First Development
APIs (Application Program Interfaces) were a hot topic in 2014, and that seems set to continue in 2015. Rapid growth in parallel areas, such as the Internet of Things, are likely to keep the momentum behind APIs for the foreeable future. Some companies now have an API as their primary product. Stripe, an online payment […]
What is the Most Dangerous Code in the World?
It seems to be the software that we’re all relying on to protect our financial transactions and other critical network communications. One of the main points of the first chapter of Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course is that it is very difficult to design and implement secure software. The course demonstrates this with a […]
Using the Amazon EC2 Command Line Tools and API
There are three ways to interact with Amazon EC2: Web based AWS Management Console Command line tools An API for programmers The Web based console is very easy to use and you can (and should!) do a lot with it. There are times, however, where what you want to do is beyond what is currently […]