Priocept launch new community features on

Today Priocept launched, the latest release of GlaxoSmithKline’s smoking cessation Behavioural Support Programme (BSP) including major new community and social media features implemented on the Gigya platform.

Performance of Java vs. Ruby

The Twitter Engineering team (@twittereng) has just achieved an impressive 3x performance improvement for Twitter search queries, largely, it seems, by replacing Ruby-on-Rails web applications with new applications built on Java, coupled with a switch from MySQL to Lucene for the data store.