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  • Mustafa Kurtuldu Mustafa Kurtuldu
    Posted on April 30, 2014

    Confessions of a conference speaker

    Bky Hj3 Uiqa Az2b E.Jpg LargeThe last 12 months have been insane. It all began on a regular day in June and I had just read an article about flat design. In a fury over the superficial nature of the topic being discussed, I began to rant at two of my colleagues, Sven & ...

  • Mustafa Kurtuldu Mustafa Kurtuldu
    Posted on September 13, 2013

    Reasons to be creative

    Of the most overused buzzwords on linkedIn it seems ‘Creative’ is No.1. The somewhat pejorative connotations of that word and the critique of its overuse seemed to be a running theme at the Brighton Conference, ironically named ‘Reasons To Be...

  • George Sheppard George Sheppard
    Posted on May 02, 2013

    Riemann On Rails (Part Two)

    In a previous post we looked at how to generate metrics in a Ruby on Rails application and how to pass this data into Riemann. In this post we will cover some basics of configuring a Riemann server as well as how we can go about processing our...

  • Steven Mohapi-Banks Steven Mohapi-Banks
    Posted on April 24, 2013

    Google Glass for researchers

    The engineering group at Digital Science have recently become proud members of the Google Glass Explorers programme thanks to our small pitch on  Google+.

    In anticipation of receiving our Google Glass unit in the next couple of months...

  • George Sheppard George Sheppard
    Posted on April 23, 2013

    Riemann On Rails (Part One)

    Application metrics can provide a useful insight into the inner workings of your application. A metric might be the time taken to run a database query, how long a user stayed on one of your pages or generated when an exception is raised. We could...

  • José Airosa José Airosa
    Posted on September 19, 2012

    Digital Science Hackbreaks: The SureChem Mobile App

    Earlier this year, a group of Digital Science engineers decamped to a holiday home in Norfolk for three days of intensive hacking. This blog posting is about one of the applications developed at the Hackbreak: SureChem Mobile...

  • James Siddle James Siddle
    Posted on August 02, 2012

    Mining Patents in the Cloud (part 3): Design Issues

    The final part of this series of blog postings digs into the design of the SureChemOpen pipeline, discussing what worked well, what didn’t work quite so well, and describing a few pitfalls you might encounter if you’re thinking of building a cloud-based data mining pipeline of your own.

  • James Siddle James Siddle
    Posted on June 15, 2012

    Mining Patents in the Cloud (part 2): Amazon Web Services

    Part one of this series of articles described SureChem's data processing pipeline. In part two below, we describe how the pipeline is implemented using different cloud services provided by Amazon.

  • James Siddle James Siddle
    Posted on May 28, 2012

    Mining patents in the Cloud (part 1): the SureChem data processing pipeline

    Digital Science recently launched SureChemOpen, a free service to help research chemists to find interesting chemistry in patents. This article is about the text mining infrastructure that makes SureChemOpen possible.

  • Steven Mohapi-Banks Steven Mohapi-Banks
    Posted on May 11, 2012

    Presenting Baton

    We, at Digital Science, are pleased to announce that we open sourced one of the key pieces of our technical infrastructure, baton, which is a general purpose tool to query and run commands on our servers. It provides a basic framework that is...