On September 16 2015 at 10:00AM PST, Apple released their latest update to the iPhone: iOS 9. For several days after the announcement, ISPs and customers reported problems downloading iOS 9 due to overloaded servers.
When we need to transfer data from one program to another program, either within a machine or from one data center to another some form of serialization is needed.
We've written about the challenge of classifying what is a "page view" a couple times before (see Understanding Analytics: When Is a Page View Not a Page View? and A Quick Update on Page Views).
I was talking last week with Shawn Graham, a reporter at Fast Company, and he asked a simple but interesting question: do hackers take the holidays off?