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Ross Mason11/17/14
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Performance Impact of an IO-Intensive Application

If you’ve ever worked on performance issues with an IO- intensive app, there is a good chance you already know that the application performance degrades when the disks are stressed out. This fact is usually well known, but the reasons behind it aren’t always clear. I’d like to try and clarify what’s going on behind the scenes.

Mike Cottmeyer11/17/14
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Some Thoughts on Agile Transformation in Big Companies

I am under no illusions that this post will be the definitive explanation, but I spend a TON of time talking to people and level setting before I can have any kind of intelligent conversation on agile, so I want to explore some of the points that I think resonate.

Eyal Golan11/17/14
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It's All About Tests – Part 1

Testing code is something that needs to be learned. It takes time to absorb how to do it well. It’s a craft that one should always practice and improve.

Nicolas Frankel11/17/14
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Metrics, Metrics Everywhere

With DevOps, metrics are starting to be among the non-functional requirements any application has to bring into scope.

Mike Bushong11/17/14
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The Case for Hybrid Clouds

Businesses rely on flexibility, cost advantage, and time-to-market for new innovations. For companies that rely on IT to drive new products and innovations, the computing infrastructure looks a lot like their software development infrastructure in terms of either creating barriers or opening up opportunities.

Paul Hammant11/17/14
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The Config Promotion Problem

Deployment isn’t quite the right word for what happens when the business decides to go live for one partner (but not others), it is “promotion” and it can be quite granular. The promotions activity is orthogonal to the application binary deployment cycle, and has a flow through environments towards production.

Michael Heinrichs11/17/14
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Nighthacking Interview

While at Oredev Steven Chin did an interview with me as part of his Nighthacking Tour.

Simon Brown11/17/14
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Simple Sketches for Diagramming Your Software Architecture

If you’re working in an agile software development team at the moment, take a look around at your environment. Whether it’s physical or virtual, there’s likely to be a story wall or Kanban board visualising the work yet to be started, in progress and done.

Erich Styger11/17/14
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Debugging Failure: Check List and Hints

I think the biggest frustration point for any new or even seasoned engineer is the debugging phase. So I've compiled a list of debugging steps.

G. Ryan Spain11/17/14
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 07): Eclipse Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Eclipse Zone (November 07 - November 14). Including Why to avoid being a good programmer, using the link source feature in Eclipse, and IoT and ECF Remote Services.

G. Ryan Spain11/17/14
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 07): NoSQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone (November 07 - November 14). Including Centrify and MongoDB integration, Indexing in Neo4j, and Tag-Aware sharding.

G. Ryan Spain11/17/14
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 07): SQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the SQL Zone (November 07 - November 14). Including PL/SQL and jOOQ, MySQL and OpenStack Swift, and scaling optimistic locking.

Lammert Westerhoff11/17/14
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iOS Localization Tricks for Storyboard and NIB Files

Localization in iOS from Interface Builder designed UI has never been without any problems. In this post I'll show a couple of tricks that can help with the Localization of Storyboard and Nib files.

Mitch Pronschinske11/16/14
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4 Developer Career Journeys

If you’re trying to figure out whether you want to embark on a certain career path, or if you’re trying to find out how one breaks into that same career field and then progresses through it, I think it’s helpful to listen to the stories of people who have walked that path before.

Rick Delgado11/16/14
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Flash Drives or Disk Drives: Who Owns the Future?

While flash seems like the way of the future, it’s difficult to say for how long. It goes without saying that technologies improve and there will always be bigger and better.