The Developer Spotlight is a new category on our blog. I offers you a keyhole view at the work of our developers, designers, support engineers, testers, operations engineers, Scrum masters, and all other people at Meltwater that bring our products to life.
Recently I had an interesting problem to solve. Given a set of documents and the key phrases found in each document, the task is to display the key phrases on a map so that related phrases appear close to each other while unrelated ones are placed further apart. This should result in a word cloud in which words are somewhat semantically clustered.
In 2011 I participated in the 1st ever Springer API Challenge. Here is what I learned about developer challenges in general and how they can be beneficial for both developers and companies.