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DZone Links You Don't Want To Miss (3/8/13)

03.08.2013
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Dissecting Amazon’s Smart, Snappy Dropdowns

Ben Kamens (lead dev at Khan Academy) delves into Amazon’s clever solution for this age-old dropdown problem:


DIY: Reverse Engineering OKCupid’s API 
Not only does this show you how to reverse engineer OKCupid’s API, but it also presents a good template for how to reverse engineer plenty of other APIs.  That’s the real takeaway from this one.

David Smith on Big Data Analytics
Here's an interview with the VP of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics.  David Smith answers questions related to being employed as a data scientist, the challenges of predictive analytics, and the role of cloud computing in big data analytics.

News

Registration for Google I/O Opens March 13
On the dot at 7am PDT. Google more or less tells you the conference is going to sell out in seconds -- they suggest you have a Google Wallet account at the ready and show up “promptly” when registration opens.


A Cool Google Spreadsheet Easter Egg
The collective internet’s mind was blown today when a cool trick with Google Spreadsheet was revealed. If you enter a term in a cell in a Google spreadsheet, highlight it, click “control”, and drag it (like you’re cloning the cell), Google will generate a list of related search terms and fill in those cells. It’s pretty cool! It doesn’t seem to work 100% of the time but we at DZone have been having a lot of fun playing with it! 

Thanks to BuzzFeed for the handy gif.


Cool Stuff


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