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Billy Sjöberg04/20/12
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Gotcha When Using Camel-Servlet

In my current project I'm using Apache Camel for the integration, and I bumped into a significant oops moment while using the camel-servlet component. I found that while I had multiple applications (WAR's) deployed I often started the wrong routes, even though I was hitting the correct endpoint url

Roger Jennings04/20/12
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Windows Azure Outages in South Central US Data Center

Roger Jennings Windows Azure Tables Demo was down multiple times on 4/19/2012; he includes all the gritty details with illustrative screenshots.

Eric Genesky04/20/12
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Weekly Cloud Roundup!

Here are a few updates on the Cloud that I missed this last week. Azure's got a new startup-support program, Heroku's blog gives incremental updates, and AWS opens a marketplace for its multitude of products.

Eric Genesky04/20/12
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Announcement: Neo4j 1.7 GA "Bastuträsk Bänk" released

Neo4j 1.7 GA improves on enterprise-level depolloyments, as well as improvements to Cypher functionality using common math functions. Check out the other improvements to this NoSQL database by clicking through.

James Betteley04/20/12
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Beer and Pizza with Facebook: Learning Their Secrets...

James Betteley was invited to go along to the Facebook offices in London this week. What he learned was the secrets and tools behind their engineering and automated testing, all while enjoying some beer and pizza.

Mark Needham04/20/12
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Neo4j + Lucene: Querying a Graph Ontology

Mark Needham created a graph of all the people in ThoughtWorks and the connections between them based on working with each other. He wanted to include auto complete functionality when typing in a name so he needed to figure out how to partially query the index of people’s names. That's where Lucene comes in...

Billy Sjöberg04/19/12
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Implementing Your Own "SOA" Registry: the Maven Way

As an integration consultant I've worked with registries ranging from overly complex offerings (IBM Websphere Registry and Repository) to time-consuming simple wikis, but I have to say that his solution is arguably the most elegant yet.

Kai Wähner04/19/12
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Pro JavaFX 2 – A Definitive Guide to Rich Clients with Java Technology

The book gives an introduction to JavaFX 2, a web framework for realizing Rich Internet Applications (RIA). Overall, this is good book. If you want to get started with...

Jose Asuncion04/19/12
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A Fresh Take on Grades and Why I Think they are Still Relevant to us Programmers and Hackers

The issue of grades in our industry is often laughed at because as a lot of people have attested, you don’t need grades to make it in our world. Well, who can blame us for thinking that way?

Jens Schauder04/19/12
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TDD: Do We Really Have To Do It?

Many really smart people tell us we have to use TDD if we want to create code that is worth a penny. But the one thing these people do not provide is anything close to a proof. They offers their own experience, which might be distorted for all kinds of things.

Eric Genesky04/19/12
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How to Use JRuby for Rails Apps on Cloud Foundry

With just a few configuration changes, now you too can get your JRuby Rails apps up and running on CloudFoundry.com. This post by the CloudFoundry team describes the steps you need to take.

Ben Kepes04/19/12
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Puppet is Now Powering OpenStack Implementations

Deployment and automation is becoming increasingly critical to the discussion surrounding the cloud. Puppet Labs recently announced an implementation for OpenStack.

Ranjib Dey04/19/12
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7 Tips for Keeping Chef in Shape

This article contains methods that a ThoughtWorks engineer is trying out to keep their Chef codebases (and the infrastructure they control) in shape:

Tony Russell-rose04/19/12
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The Dimentions of Search UX

There are four primary dimensions that the author uses commonly use to characterize search and discovery contexts. In this article he runs through these dimensions with Google Instant as an example feature.

James Sugrue04/19/12
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Thursday Code Puzzler: Solve the Towers of Hanoi

Another Thursday, another puzzle: this week it's the Towers of Hanoi. The idea is simple: solve the coding problem as efficiently as you can, in any language or framework that you think is suitable