Archives for January 2010

How to Use Processing from the Command Line to Generate Images

The Processing project provides a great Java-based visual programming environment with a number of compelling features, including cross-platform support and OpenGL-accelerated graphics. We’ve used it at Constant Contact Labs for a number of internal data visualization projects, and it’s worked very well for us. Lately we’ve had reason to work out a way to have […]

Engaging Big Data

It’s a familiar story, at least in these Software-as-a-Service circles. Inevitably, growing datacenter operations and business activity start to throw off a lot of data. Not the critical content and customer data that customers pay us to manage, which is very explicitly modeled and optimized, but a huge variety of incidental stuff, relating to server […]