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NOTE: SAS "Inside" of Hadoop

September 2, 2015
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NOTE: SAS "Inside" of Hadoop

We previously looked at SAS Grid Manager for Hadoop, which brings workload management, accelerated processing, and scheduling to a Hadoop environment. This was introduced with the m3 maintenance release of SAS v9.4. M3 also introduced support for using...
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NOTE: Visual Analytics V7.3 Has Arrived

September 1, 2015
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Maintenance release 15w33 of SAS v9.4 arrived in August and it included a new version of Visual Analytics - version 7.3. This new release doesn't offer significant new features over its previous releases but I did notice that Visual Analytics Viewer's ...
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Making Notes With Livescribe 3

August 25, 2015
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Making Notes With Livescribe 3

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about active listening, and I mentioned that I find that note-taking helps me understand (and remember) what I am being told. The downside of this approach is the pile of age-old notebooks that I don't want to throw away "just in...
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NOTE: SAS Global Forum 2016 – Call for Content is Open #SASGF

August 12, 2015
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NOTE: SAS Global Forum 2016 – Call for Content is Open #SASGF

Have you thought about sharing some of your knowledge with fellow SAS practitioners at SAS Global Forum 2016 in Las Vegas, April 18 - 21? User participation is what makes SAS Global Forum (SGF). Attending the papers from SAS staff is always informative...
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Good Communicators are Good Listeners

August 11, 2015
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Good Communicators are Good Listeners

A couple of weeks back I wrote how great developers have skills beyond syntax and design patterns. One of those key skills is communication.

Communication is a two-way operation, and the art of listening is oft overlooked, so I thought I'd offer some notes on the subject here. Specifically,...
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Unix Command-Line Top 10

August 4, 2015
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If you are introduced to command-line Unix (or Linux or any other Posix-compliant variant) after a lifetime of Windows, it can be a daunting experience. To those thrust into this position, I always offer my top "ten" most useful commands to begin getti...
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Great Developers Communicate!

July 28, 2015
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Great Developers Communicate!

There are so many skills that make a difference between a good developer (someone who knows their syntax and has a bagful of good design patterns) and a great developer. Many of those differentiating skills are related to communication.

I wrote about good communication skills nearly six years ago,...
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NOTE: SAS Grid Manager for Hadoop

July 23, 2015
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NOTE: SAS Grid Manager for Hadoop

I've recently written about how much new functionality is getting released by SAS on an almost monthly basis without much fanfare, and I've also written about how Hadoop is becoming a new "operating system" and we should expect to see Grid and LASR run...
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