Lyft has petabytes of data and uses numerous production data stores, such as Hive, Presto, Redshift, and PostgreSQL. The problem, as Grover describes it, is that with the rapid growth of the company, people inside couldn't always be sure as to which repository was the best source of a given piece of information. That includes both data scientists and analysts who have to make over-arching decisions about where Lyft should spend money. It also includes regional operations managers, say, for the New York City region, who have to make sure the right numbers of Lyft drivers are at the right place and time, for example. … [Read more...] about In love with the graph: Neo4j spreads the obsession of a new database one app at a time
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Of course, as you can see Amazon Prime has a lot of services Walmart just can't compete with. This is especially true in the world of entertainment. The video streaming, music listening, book reading benefits of Prime are second to none. If those things really matter to you, then the extra cost for Prime might be worth the investment. However, if you're just looking for a way to get your groceries delivered at in-store prices, Walmart+ is going to be the service of choice. That's totally up to you. … [Read more...] about Walmart+ vs. Amazon Prime: Which one is right for you?
Microsoft The Surface Duo isn't for everyone. But here's who will love it Will a platform strategy help Microsoft Teams win the long game? Surface Duo review: Why I'm still confused about Microsoft's dual-screen device What is Microsoft's MeTAOS? Microsoft Edge is making Windows users very angry. You can see why (ZDNet YouTube) Hackers out of Russia, China, Iran are targeting US election, Microsoft finds (CNET) How to take screenshots in Windows 10 (TechRepublic) … [Read more...] about The Surface Duo isn’t for everyone. But here’s who will love it
What perplexed me: The gestures! Even though I've been an Android user for several years, I didn't know before using this device that Android gestures were a thing. As someone who avoids Windows gestures and most keyboard shortcuts, Microsoft's decision to ship the Duo with Android gestures turned on by default made for a frustrating first few days. Every time I opened the device, I had to stop and wonder: Am I supposed to swipe up or down? Towards the hinge or away? These "handles" on apps are hard to grab and flinging them doesn't always yield the same results. (And I'm not alone; a 2019 survey showed many Android users still prefer and use buttons over gestures.) What further perplexed me: Microsoft's own navigational system on top of Android's native gestures. I knew from seeing videos and reading about the Duo, that users could drag an app to the center of the Duo, hovering just above the hinge, and let it go so that it "span" both screens. But I didn't realize that some apps had … [Read more...] about Surface Duo review: Why I’m still confused about Microsoft’s dual-screen device
In 2000, 30 years must have seemed like an unthinkably long time for a software architecture to remain viable. Yet, here we are at nearly the end of 2020, and OS X (now “macOS”) continues to do the heavy lifting for Macs. And it will likely continue to do so for at least another decade, across many architectural shifts. … [Read more...] about 20 Years Later: How the Mac OS X Public Beta Saved the Mac