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Playing with Java 8 – Lambdas, Paths and Files

I needed to read a whole bunch of files recently and instead of just grabbing my old FileUtils.java that I and probably most developers have and then copy from project to project, I ...
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Playing with Java 8 – Lambdas and Concurrency

So Java 8 was released a while back, with a ton of features and changes. All us Java zealots have been waiting for this for ages, all the way back to from when they originally announced ...
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Creating a price model using k-Nearest Neighbours + Genetic Algorithm

Chapter 8 of Programming Collective Intelligence (PCI) explains the usage and implementation of the k-Nearest Neighbours algorithm. (k-NN). Simply put: k-NN is a classification algorithm ...
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Mini Search Engine – Just the basics, using Neo4j, Crawler4j, Graphstream and Encog

Continuing to chapter 4 of Programming Collection Intelligence  (PCI) which is implementing a search engine. I may have bitten off a little more than I should of in 1 exercise. Instead ...
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Blog Categorisation using Encog, ROME, JSoup and Google Guava

Continuing with Programming Collection Intelligence  (PCI) the next exercise was using the distance scores to pigeonhole a list of blogs based on the words used within the relevant ...
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Some Java based AI Frameworks: Encog, JavaML, Weka

While working through I am working through Programming Collection Intelligence I found myself sending a lot of time translating the Python code to java, being typically impatient at ...
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Setting up and playing with Apache Solr on Tomcat

A while back a had a little time to play with Solr, and was instantly blown away by the performance we could achieve on some of our bigger datasets. Here is some of my initial setup ...
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JBoss Drools – Getting started

This post will be about me getting to grips with JBoss Drools. The reasoning behind it is: SAP bought out my company’s current rules engine and Drools is one alternative we will ...
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Spring 3, Spring Web Services 2 & LDAP Security

This year started on a good note, another one of those “the deadline won’t change” / “skip all the red tape” / “Wild West” type of projects ...
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The Pragmatic Programmer – Review / Summary Notes.

I recently finished The Pragmatic Programmer, to be completely honest this had been the 3rd attempt to read it, although the book is good and well worth the read, I had unfortunetly ...
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