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Mitch Pronschinske11/14/11
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DevOps Tweets of the Week - 11/14

Always entertaining are the insightful or agitated comments from developers and sysadmins on twitter.  The DevOps community has quite a strong twitter presence where plenty of people sound off on what's got them angry or excited.  Here are some of the best...

Manuel Jordan11/14/11
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Core JavaServer Faces (3rd Edition) - A Review

The Table of Contents: Chapter 01: Getting Started Chapter 02: Managed Beans Chapter 03: Navigation Chapter 04: Standard Jsf Tags Chapter 05: Facelets Chapter 06: Data Tables Chapter 07:...

Daniel Gottlieb11/14/11
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Developing (a.k.a. Testing) in Python - Part 1: Python and Java

Before coming to Fiesta I had worked with Java almost exclusive for the past six years. The codebase at my previous company was about 2,000 files and 300,000 LOC. I’m fairly fluent in Java, but I’ve also been a longtime Python advocate; I was excited...

Cody Powell11/14/11
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Dennis Ritchie, High School Guidance Counselor

As you may know, Dennis Ritchie died a few weeks ago. He was the creator of C and co-creator of Unix, and a true luminary in the world of computer science. I'll leave the eulogizing to others, but I must share a funny, little story about my own...

Satish Talim11/14/11
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How do I run a Sinatra app using JRuby?

RubyLearning is conducting a free, online JRuby 101 course – the first of its kind, on Google+ Some participants wanted an answer to their question “How do I run a Sinatra app using JRuby?” This blog post explains the same. Read on. Pre-requisiteI have...

Rafał Kuć11/14/11
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Lucene Eurocon 2011: Day Two

In the previous entry, we tried to cover what we saw at the first day of Lucene Eurocon 2011 conference. However, from our point of view, the second day was the more important one, due to the fact that this was the day we had our talk. But let’s start...

Mitch Pronschinske11/14/11
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Sometimes it *IS* about the Tools—Solving Cultural Issues with Software

While it is generally true that you can't solve a soft skill issue with technology, there are cases where tooling can help promote greater cultural harmony among team members. This talk from DevOpsDays Goteborg 2011 covers which types and...

Ayende Rahien11/14/11
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Sharding vs. Having Multiple Databases

I was recently at a customer site, and he made a mention of sharding their database in a specific way, putting all of the user generated content on a separate server. I jumped in and told him that this isn’t sharding. And then I had to explain, both to...

Mitch Pronschinske11/14/11
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Siri Shows the Us the Future of Search Will be Voice Activated

Imagine a world where you have an artificial intelligence program on your desktop and in your mobile devices that resembles Siri or maybe even IBM's Watson.  Now imagine that we don't even need type anything in order to find the information we want.  In the...

Nicolas Frankel11/14/11
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Apache Maven 3 Cookbook

This review is about Apache Maven 3 Cookbook from Srirangan from Packt Publishing. Facts 9 chapters, 208 pages, $35.99This book covers Apache Maven 3 Pros Each recipe is structured in 3 steps:

Artur Mkrtchyan11/14/11
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A Free Amazon EC2 Cloud Server Based LAMP

Introduction In this article I'm going to show you how to create a free Amazon EC2 cloud based LAMP Server and Point your domain to Amazon EC2 Instance. There are 4 simple steps to do. Sign up for a 1 year free account from Amazon. Create a new server...

Paul Stack11/14/11
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Is Implementing Continuous Delivery the Key to Success?

“Until your pretty code is in production, making money, or doing whatever it does, you've just wasted your time” - Chris Read whilst at London CI.In my opinion, this quote really sums up software development. Process and red tape are becoming an obstacle...

Kelly Waters11/14/11
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7 Reasons why Continuous Delivery needs to be a BUSINESS initiative

One of the key practices of agile and lean teams is the idea of Continuous Delivery.  If not continuous, then at least very frequent! ThoughtWorks has an area of their web site dedicated to Continuous Delivery, and also a really interesting webinar that...

Carey Flichel11/14/11
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Testing GWT Apps with Selenium or WebDriver

Good functional testing is one of the most difficult tasks for web application developers and their teams. It is a challenge to develop tests that are cheap to maintain and yet provide good test coverage, which helps reduce QA costs and increase quality.

Dustin Marx11/14/11
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Apache Harmony Retiring to the Attic

In a development that seemed destined to happen since IBM's joining OpenJDK, Apache Harmony's Project Management Committee (PMC) has