New App: 140h.me Twitter collaboration space

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 26 Oct 2009 at 21:17

140h.me, a Twitter collaboration tool driven by #hashtags, has been released by East Agile. It took just three weeks from conception to implementation as an initial public release. In addition to being an innovative free tool for use by the Twitter community, 140h.me demonstrates East Agile's ability to rapidly implement new ideas.

Engine Yard Partnership

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 22 Oct 2009 at 11:54

We are now an Engine Yard Select development partner.


Scrum Class

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 08 Oct 2009 at 08:12

A presentation by Eric Hosick on the SCRUM agile methodology is being hosted by East Agile Vietnam tonight. This is the first class of the multiUni "open source" university, a community venture using open university material such as the MIT lectures.

Our clients are typically smart engineers

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 03 Oct 2009 at 16:41

Why do smart engineers choose East Agile and eXtreme Programming? I was reminded today by an article in the LA Times.Because "resources have dwindled, forcing younger engineers like Harvey to do more with less, or as a professor once told him: An engineer is a person who can do for 50 cents what any damn fool can do for a dollar."

REF: LA Times

Assume Http:// in Tweets!

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 02 Oct 2009 at 21:21

lwsinclaireastagile.com should just work. Why do we need to use http:// prefixes in tweets? Ending in .com is enough.#assumeHTTP

Building a Micro-multinational accounting system?

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 02 Oct 2009 at 14:06

I'm thinking of building a Ruby on Rails based micro-multinational accounting system. It's the last thing I want to do, but it seems like nothing else free or paid out there is adequate.

Currently, we make do with Intuit Quickbooks Pro. Compared to the alternatives, it is a pleasure to use, and makes accounting rather easy. But it has a number of fundamental failings from our perspective, and I can't find an alternative that addresses them.
Missing Essentials
(1) multi-users with appropriate permissions
(2) remote access from anywhere
(3) dealing with multiple currencies
(4) ability to create custom features and interfaces to deal with special regulations, processes and access to information for other related systems (like analysis and reporting).
(5) can be hosted on a remote...

New company: Công Ty Phương Đông Linh

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 28 Sep 2009 at 14:32

We have formed a new 100% foreign owned Vietnamese company,Công Ty Phương Đông Linh Hoạt. The latest member of the East Agile global enterprise.
Công Ty is pronounced "Kong Tea" and means Company.
Phương Đông is pronounced"Phoong Dong" and means East.
Linh Hoạt is pronounced"Lynn Hwad" and means Agile.

Everything about Everyone, in one random access table

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 18 Sep 2009 at 16:27

HBASE - Sumit Khanna pointed out this element of the data processing space. I like to think about it as enabling one big table, big enough for every fact about everyone who ever lived.

HBase is the Hadoop database. Use it when you need random, realtime read/write access to your Big Data.

HBase ia an open-source, distributed, column-oriented store modeled after the Google paper,Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Databy Chang et al. Just as Bigtable leverages the distributed data storage provided by the Google File System, HBase provides Bigtable-like capabilities on top of Hadoop. HBase's goal is the hosting of very large tables -- billions of rows X millions of columns -- atop clusters of commodity hardware

Data Processing Performance Options

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 14 Sep 2009 at 04:19

Here are a few of my thoughts on technologies and approaches for achieving better data processing performance in the current technology landscape.

RDBMS
Using mySQL or another RDBMS, performance might be addressed with better indexing or by partitioning the data.
MAP-REDUCE NON-RELATIONAL SYSTEMS
A non-relational approach might be to useHadoopor one of its distributions (such asCloudera). This would allow processing to be distributed anywhere from 3 local machines, or a virtually unlimited (hundreds+++) number of machines on the cloud (such as Amazon EC2). But this is best suited for analytic and data processing tasks that can takes several minutes or hours.
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS?!
Somewhere in between these two systems isHadoopDBbyDaniel Abadiof Yale. It uses the Hadoop...

Coffee with East Agile

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 28 Aug 2009 at 23:33

If I were sitting down with you for a cup of coffee, this is what I'd tell you about East Agile, what we can do, and what it is like working with us. It is thirteen minutes long, but I think you will find it very enlightening and really help you get to know us.

Cheers,

-Lawrence Sinclair, CEO 

East Agile Intro Video <-- FULL 13 MINUTE VIDEO

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