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reply Laeeth Isharc <laeeth nospamlaeeth.com> writes:
On the reddit or Hacker News thread (congratulations on getting 
approval from Symantec - v exciting) there was a guy from Netflix 
who said he was using D there, I think for data science.

If he reads this, or someone has time to contact him, would be 
great to have their approval to add them to organisations using D 
as Netflix seems to be well thought of technically.  It was a 
great idea also to put this on the front page, because as Andrei 
said people use heuristics to avoid having to look into a new 
language and the fact large enterprises do use D makes one common 
selling objection go away.


Laeeth
Apr 09 2017
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/9/2017 7:38 AM, Laeeth Isharc wrote:
 On the reddit or Hacker News thread (congratulations on getting approval from
 Symantec - v exciting) there was a guy from Netflix who said he was using D
 there, I think for data science.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14064012
 If he reads this, or someone has time to contact him, would be great to have
 their approval to add them to organisations using D as Netflix seems to be well
 thought of technically.  It was a great idea also to put this on the front
page,
 because as Andrei said people use heuristics to avoid having to look into a new
 language and the fact large enterprises do use D makes one common selling
 objection go away.
Apr 09 2017
prev sibling parent reply Vasudev Ram <vasudevram gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 9 April 2017 at 14:38:43 UTC, Laeeth Isharc wrote:
 On the reddit or Hacker News thread (congratulations on getting 
 approval from Symantec - v exciting) there was a guy from 
 Netflix who said he was using D there, I think for data science.

 If he reads this, or someone has time to contact him, would be 
 great to have their approval to add them to organisations using 
 D as Netflix seems to be well thought of technically.  It was a 
 great idea also to put this on the front page, because as 
 Andrei said people use heuristics to avoid having to look into 
 a new language and the fact large enterprises do use D makes 
 one common selling objection go away.


 Laeeth
He said he was using it at Netflix for machine learning, actually. And he commented in reply this comment of mine (in that same HN thread about DMD now being fully open source): https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14063413 in which I linked to this earlier Ask HN by me: Ask HN: What are you using D (language) for? https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12193828 There were some interesting replies about how people were using D in that thread.
Apr 11 2017
parent reply Guilherme Pereira de Freitas <guilherme gpfreitas.net> writes:
On Tuesday, 11 April 2017 at 20:41:47 UTC, Vasudev Ram wrote:
 On the reddit or Hacker News thread (congratulations on 
 getting approval from Symantec - v exciting) there was a guy 
 from Netflix who said he was using D there, I think for data 
 science.
That person may be referring to VectorFlow, a library focused on single-machine, shallow neural networks: https://medium.com/ NetflixTechBlog/introducing-vectorflow-fe10d7f126b8 Looks very interesting. No dependencies. I actually ran into issues trying to work with large, sparse feature matrices in Python using some of the standard tools (scipy, sklearn) and some newer tools (numba and dask) and when looking up different approaches, found VectorFlow. Thought you guys may want to know. The fact that they didn't use any external library (in part because they want to keep it minimalistic and hackable) was interesting to me. There are different sides to that choice.
Jan 24
parent Steven Schveighoffer <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
On 1/24/18 2:16 PM, Guilherme Pereira de Freitas wrote:
 On Tuesday, 11 April 2017 at 20:41:47 UTC, Vasudev Ram wrote:
 On the reddit or Hacker News thread (congratulations on getting 
 approval from Symantec - v exciting) there was a guy from Netflix who 
 said he was using D there, I think for data science.
That person may be referring to VectorFlow, a library focused on single-machine, shallow neural networks: https://medium.com/ NetflixTechBlog/introducing-vectorflow-fe10d7f126b8
Yep. You replied to an almost-year-old thread. The author since has posted about it here: https://forum.dlang.org/post/lcejzbzgfakjcravltjq forum.dlang.org -Steve
Jan 27