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Mitch Pronschinske05/12/12
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Hadoop, Mahout, R and Lucene/Solr on One Cloud Platform

Some more cool news has come out of this week's Lucene Revolution conference related to their theme of 'Solr's not just for search, it's for analytics. In addition to their Solr-as-a-Service cloud search platform, which is basically LucidWorks Enterprise on the cloud, Lucid Imagination has now announced the beta release of LucidWorks Big Data.

Wely Lau05/11/12
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Get Acquainted with the Finer Details of Windows Azure Services

As a PAAS provider, Windows Azure not only takes care of the infrastructure, but will also help to manage higher level components including operating systems, runtimes, and middleware.

Matt Vickery05/11/12
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Spring Integration - Input Channel Definition

In a pipes and filters architecture, pipes are connectors or channels. Although at first sight trivial, channels are fairly rich semantically - they allow typing, synchronous and asynchronous input, direct and multicast notifications, send and wait (rendezvous) as well as queued input and wrapping by adapters.

Eric Minick05/11/12
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uDeploy 4.6 Released with Agent Improvements

A new uDeploy release comes fast and furious this week with server log visibility, locking, and post-processing improvements

Bozhidar Bozhanov05/11/12
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Runtime Classpath vs Compile-Time Classpath

This should really be a simple distinction, but I’ve been answering a slew of similar questions on Stackoverflow, and often people misunderstand the matter.

Chad Davis05/11/12
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Maven Does Not Suck . . . but the Maven Docs Do

I'm not going to go into the whole Maven debate, but suffice it to say that I'm a strong proponent of everything best practice, and, to me, Maven is an embodiment of best practice.

Rob Williams05/11/12
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TDD and Neo4j: @Rule/No Container

You CAN have an embedded database that will be ready for each test, and cleaned up after each one. Here is the code.

Steven Lott05/11/12
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Rants On The Daily Grind of Building Software

For some people, Tools Trump Language. Sadly, I've also had customers with ancient code they could no longer compile or maintain because the tools were out of support.

Dejan Bosanac05/11/12
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ActiveMQ 5.6.0 Release and Other News

ActiveMQ 5.6 very significant new features that was worth waiting for. Those include a new LevelDB store, MQTT and Stomp 1.1 protocols support and self-balancing cluster clients, to name a few.

Wely Lau05/11/12
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A Developer's Perspective on IAAS vs. PAAS

A look at the likes of AWS and Windows Azure reveals some of the pros and cons that come with various levels of self- and service- managed features for IaaSes and PaaSes.

Joe Miller05/11/12
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DNS Performance Testing Tools: My Writer Modules

The BIND-DLZ project publishes an excellent set of performance testing tools which make it easy to generate a lot of fake DNS data for a variety of DNS server types. I have even extended this excellent tool set by creating a few new “writer” modules...

David Salter05/10/12
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Using the ShrinkWrap Maven Resolver for Arquillian Tests

It’s not uncommon to see a lot of calls to .addClasses() or .addPackages(). When working with third party libraries, this list of classes/packages added to the archive can grow and grow - the ShrinkWrap Maven Resolver gets around this issue

Felix Dahlke05/10/12
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What's With All These Parentheses?

I’m fairly certain that every programmer will, at some point in his career, say something along the lines of what's with all these parentheses?

Dmitriy Setrakyan05/10/12
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GridGain Drivers on Cruise Control

Latest GridGain releases have had a big focus on remote grid clients, or as we like to call them remote drivers. We have recently added Java/Android and C#/.NET clients with C++ and Objective-C clients right around the corner.

Evgeny Goldin05/10/12
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TeamCity Build Dependencies

The subject of build dependencies is neither a trivial nor a minor one. Various build tools approach this subject from different perspectives contributing various solutions, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.