Serge Bornow

Serge Bornow

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AngularJS – being aware of environment

July 22, 2014 | javascript | by Serge

  Single Page Apps can be awesome Single Page app is not a myth, its real and its awesome. But strong , fast tools are definitely something a developer should always use. Grunt and Gulp are extremely useful for running tasks that optimize web resources, run automatic tests , monitor changes and refresh your browser […]

Processing data using your GPU cores – with or without OpenCL

April 20, 2014 | architecture, bigdata, coding | by Serge

I’ve been personally fascinated by the progress big data computing is making these days. Few weeks i’ve been experiment with h2o (in memory java cluster wide math) that processes all kinds of algorithms across multiple clusters, ALL in memory. What eluded me to understand is what’s happening with using those GPUs we have in our […]

Map Reduce plus filter using Ruby

March 23, 2014 | coding, ruby | by Serge

Previous two articles were dedicated to JavaScript and map reduce and filtering of somewhat large data, elegance of code, etc. Going forward, i’d like to evaluate other languages doing the same exact thing. And i’m curious about performance too.   Here is my version of the same code i wrote but in Ruby (Ruby 2.1.1 […]


Async map reduce filter using NodeJS and callbacks in parallel

March 2, 2014 | coding, javascript, nodejs | by Serge

Following up with a series i started earlier Writing clean code is indeed paramount in our industry and we all aspire to be better at it. With popularization of NodeJS we face another challenge Our first challenge was to process large set of json objects , filter it by name property and get a […]

Map Reduce is fun and practical in JavaScript

February 26, 2014 | coding, javascript | by Serge

I’ll be honest, i’ve never used map..reduce in javascript. I wrote it in java and ruby (so far). So i had to try and i had an challenge in front of me that i needed to complete. I turned to Mozilla for their wonderful JavaScript documentation. This is an implementation of <array>.map

Now the […]

Ruby interview challenge

February 21, 2014 | coding, ruby | by Serge

I had a pleasure of getting an interview with an upcoming startup (i won’t disclose which one). Besides implementing fizz buzz in ruby, i was asked to write a method that would check for input to be a palindrome. Palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of symbols or elements, whose meaning may […]


Using sumo logic to query bigdata

February 9, 2014 | bigdata, coding, javascript, nodejs | by Serge

Main selling point of Sumologic is: real-time (near) big data forensic capability.   At Inpowered, we used Sumologic extensively, our brave and knowledgeable DevOps folks managed chef scripts that contained installation of Sumologic’s agents on most instances. What’s great about this: Any application that writes any sort of log, be it a tomcat log (catalina.out) […]

Lambda in ruby in one line

January 30, 2014 | ruby | by Serge

This example explains a lot One line, anonymous and flexible

  Results in lambda being (.called ) with parameter. Output would be > hey Serge Nice , isn’t it :), all in one line.

Date Time mess with JavaScript is a breeze in Ruby world

October 27, 2013 | coding, javascript, ruby | by Serge

Those of you whoa are seasoned in web develop know what i mean when i say date/time parsing , formatting can be ugly and time consuming. You turn to DateJS or momentJS (my currently favourite), you always (you should) look at the last time the project was updated, you make sure its not dependent on […]

Ipad Air – the new generation

October 22, 2013 | Uncategorized | by Serge

Much lighter, much faster , 64 bits with motion sensor (i won’t run with it, but something might be built that will use it) Let the games and iWork begin. AutoDesk is definitely going to be faster for those in engineering reviewing designs.