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Trisha Gee08/11/14
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Getting Started with MongoDB and Java: Part I

For new users, it’s important to provide an overview of how to work with the MongoDB Java driver and how to use MongoDB as a Java developer.

Itamar Haber08/11/14
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Top Redis Headaches for DevOps: Replication Timeouts

The next headache on our list will carry on with the topic of master-slave replication. In particular, we will look a bit deeper at the length of time needed to complete the process as well as some configuration issues that can cause major inconveniences.

Trevor Parsons08/11/14
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Set Up Logging on Google Compute Engine in Less Than 5 Minutes

As developers continue to rely on cloud computing services like Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure, the need for comprehensive log data management for these platforms has grown as well This post gives a quick overview of setting up Logentries on Google Compute Engine.

Alec Noller08/11/14
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New in iOS 8: Everything an iOS Dev Needs to Know

If you're an iOS developer trying to keep up with the new features in iOS 8, you'll want to take a look at Sam Davies' iOS8 Day-by-Day series. It covers a new iOS 8 feature each day, and it's a pretty wide range of topics, such as UIVisualEffects, Asynchronous Testing, Rotation Deprecation, and more.

Ariya Hidayat08/11/14
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Docker on OS X

In virtualization, Docker is the new kid on the block. It is easy to set up and play with it when you are running Linux. What if you are using OS X as your primary development system? Two possible solutions are discussed here, using boot2docker or running it via a Linux virtual machine.

Abhishek Gupta08/11/14
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EJB 3.x : Lifecycle and Concurrency Models (Part 1)

Java EE component life cycle and concurrency related details might not be new for seasoned professionals, but it is something which can take time to sink in for beginners. As far as EJBs are concerned, understanding their life cycle is extremely critical in order to ensure appropriate usage and solution design using EJBs.

Nicolas Frankel08/11/14
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Sanitizing webapp outputs as an an afterthought

For sure, software security should be part of every developer’s requirements: they should be explained and detailed before development. Unfortunately, it happens in real life that this is not always the case. I’ve been thinking about a way to sanitize the output of a large-scale legacy Spring MVC application in a reliable way (i.e. not go on each page to fix issues).

Jim Bird08/11/14
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Feature Toggles are one of the worst kinds of Technical Debt

Feature flags or config flags aka feature toggles aka flippers are an important part of Devops practices like dark launching (releasing features immediately and incrementally), A/B testing, and branching in code or branching by abstraction.

Johan Vos08/11/14
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Pro JavaFX 8

Last week, Pro JavaFX 8 became available as a printed book and as an e-book. Being the lead author of this edition, I'm very excited.

Alex Curylo08/11/14
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Review: Learning iPhone Game Development with Cocos2D 3.0

Quite the twisted trail it’s been since we first noticed cocos2d-iphone way back in 2008 and watched it grow, split, recombine, be acquired, and eventually have the founder jump ship for the C++ version cocos2d-x. Today, we’re going to take a look at the first and only book out there on learning modern Cocos2D-Swift.

Lukas Eder08/11/14
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Are You Using SQL PIVOT Yet? You Should!

Every once in a while, we run into these rare SQL issues where we’d like to do something that seems out of the ordinary. One of these things is pivoting rows to columns. A recent question on Stack Overflow by Valiante asked for precisely this.

Doug Winfield08/11/14
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Telerik Data Access Deployment DOs and DON’Ts

One of the most common topics in your questions to us is the deployment of the applications you developed with Telerik Data Access. To make the process flawless for you, here we suggest a few tips for solving the easy-to-miss hitches related to Telerik Data Access.

Robert Greathouse08/11/14
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Create Your Own Private Docker Registry

Shortly after you start building docker containers you will realize that you need some place to publish your images. You could push to the central docker registry. However, the central registry is public. Not a great idea if you are working on a private project.

Alec Noller08/10/14
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The Best of the Week (Aug. 1): NoSQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone (August 1 to 7). This week's best include how to develop robust and scalable transactions across docs in MongoDB, how to use MongoDB with Go and mgo, the top NoSQL databases according to GitHub stars, and more.

Reza Rahman08/10/14
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Java EE @ Chicago Coder Conference

The Chicago Coder Conference was held on Friday, August 5th. The Chicago/Illinois JUG played a key part in the successful event.