A variety of books and websites were suggested, most notably MIT's Scratch. But, frankly, it would really help to get more suggestions for sites and books that help one get started with HTML/CSS, or with MySQL, or with PHP. And so, techie studs and studdettes, I ask you — how should a non-techie go about learning some basic technological skills?
It's not an either/or. Cats behave towards us in some ways like they do toward their mothers, in other ways otherwise.
My cat treats me largely as his butler -- opening doors, fetching beverages, and so on. Perhaps he's been reading some P. G. Wodehouse.
*Sorry about the misspelling of "ever"!"
and the benchmarks didn't really speak to any of those. But some of those areas may equally fall victim to the "Don't reinvent the wheel argument."
MapReduce is surely an appealing paradigm for lightweight, reliably-parallel programming. At least for research into parallel algorithms, it has much to recommend it. But whether MapReduce will play a major role going forward in production use seems at this point to still be an open question."
Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.