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The rise of Mega-Instances

An alternative to cluster processing?

Ron ReiterAn entrepreneur, and a geek.
March 21, 2015

AWS recently started offering a new type of hard drive - a 16 TB one.(Read: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/larger-faster-ebs-ssd-volumes/)

This hard drive can get you up to 320 MB/s speeds for provisioned IOPS or 160 MB/s for general purpose drives (the cheaper SSD drives).

Another recent addition to AWS are the C4 instances; the largest . . .

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Compile Python Already!

Ron ReiterAn entrepreneur, and a geek.
August 22, 2014

Python is an amazing language, but it has a huge downside - speed. In most of the cases it is not a problem, but it does mean that if you need to write something fast, you need to write it in another language, or jump over hoops to do things fast. Even worse, Python has a GIL, which overcomplicates design of code that needs to utilize all . . .

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Python and C, Java or C++

or - how to write code?

Ron ReiterAn entrepreneur, and a geek.
January 23, 2014

Over the years, i've noticed a few very different methodologies of writing code:

The dynamic way

Use a dynamic language such as Python for IO bound tasks with heavy business logic, combining it with C code for the small, heavy, CPU bound tasks.

The all-JIT way

Use Java for everything, all the way up to system calls. Static typing is . . .

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Speed up your programming

Why programming fast is important and why start-ups depend on it.

Ron ReiterAn entrepreneur, and a geek.
September 29, 2013

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Start-ups need to prove themselves. They must sacrifice execution speed (and sometimes readability) in favor of programming speed, because they need to develop a product fast from scratch, with very little or no resources. A three month delay in programming speed might mean one less critical feature, or one less pivot with the time you have . . .

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Entrepreneurship for geeks

How to use your geek powers to start your own company

Ron ReiterAn entrepreneur, and a geek.
September 28, 2013

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Hey guys, welcome to my blog. A few months ago a friend of mine (Eze Vidra from Google UK) taught me the greatest lesson in writing a blog - define your audience. I'm hoping the title does this.

My name is Ron Reiter, I am 28 years old, I just started my own company, and I started programming at the age of 8. I guess I started to think . . .

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