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A JSON configuration for my recently-developed microbiome data product. Note the file names.


Do you remember when you learned how to format calendar dates for alphanumeric sorting? You either had dates in the month-first US format, e.g. 09–11–1991, or in the day-first European format, e.g. 11–09–1991, and you…

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What do we mean when we use these trendy terms? Why do they matter? And aren’t these just new names for things that already existed?

Let’s begin with why these terms matter

I’m presuming you’ll agree:

  • Developers should be able to build novel, useful, scalable, secure software with only a minimal amount of clean, maintainable code.
  • Minimizing the complexity and scope of code enables faster deployment of software applications which are easier to maintain and improve.
  • Minimizing the complexity and scope of…

My industry’s favorite new buzzword—harmonized !— can describe many diverse, aspirational attributes of data systems. What does this new wonder-term mean, and to whom?

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  • Naming things…

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Using the most successful, scalable pattern in software history to solve the worst problems in Data Science and Analytics.

Data, data, everywhere…

…brimming with immense potential value for discovery in science, business and society.

  1. Collected data suffers from extreme variety — in encoding…
  1. Entities are referenced across your codebase via unique keys generated within the database. …

Jesse Paquette

Full-stack programmer, computational biologist, and pick-up soccer addict, located in Brussels and San Francisco.

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