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Whitney Baker07/01/14
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On Programmers, Deadlines and Agile

Blogger Michael O. Church wrote a comprehensive post about the culture of programmers in Agile environments, particularly with respect to arbitrary or non-external deadlines.

Ricky Ho07/01/14
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Interactive Data Visualization

Recently, "interactive report" is becoming a hot topic in data visualization. I believe it is becoming the next generation UI paradigm for KPI reports.

Peter Zaitsev07/01/14
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Why %util Number from Iostat is Meaningless for MySQL Capacity Planning

Earlier this month I wrote about vmstat iowait cpu numbers, and some of the comments I got were advertising the use of util% as reported by the iostat tool instead. I find this number even more useless for MySQL performance tuning and capacity planning.

Lisa Schultz07/01/14
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DBaaS: Solving the Cloud Business Continuity Conundrum

Today’s enterprises are expected to be “always-on”; you never know what time of day or night your customers are going to make a transaction. At the same time, these companies are increasingly turning to the cloud to improve efficiency, scalability, and reduce costs.

Sagar H Ganatra07/01/14
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AngularJS: Resolving data services before instantiating the Controller and Template

Look at a scenario where you are using a Search service to get a collection of objects that contain the search string. You can specify the route which will display the search results.

Luis Aguilar07/01/14
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CSS3 Pseudo-headache

Since what I wanted to do was merely style-related, I thought of only using CSS for it. After all, how hard could it be!? RIGHT!?

Topher Marie07/01/14
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Chef, Puppet, and JumpCloud Server Management Tools

We often hear how we compare to Chef and Puppet (and all of the rest of the configuration automation / management solutions). The simple answer on how we compare is that we each do something different. Chef and Puppet programmatically manage your infrastructure.

Dror Helper07/01/14
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TDD != Unit Tests (and Vice Versa)

I finally had some time to sit and watch the discussions on the topic between Kent Beck,Martin Fowler and David Heinemeier Hansson.

Marco Siccardi07/01/14
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How to Load a List of a User’s Twitter Friends/Followers in Your Windows Phone App

During the last days, I was adding a new function to UniShare that suggests users the Twitter handles while typing in some text. The base of this new function is a list of the user’s twitter friends. In this post, I am going to show you how to generate this list and save it for further use.

Michael Hunger07/01/14
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LOAD CSV into Neo4j Quickly and Successfully

Since version 2.1, Neo4j provides out-of-the box support for CSV ingestion. But hear my words of advice before you jump directly into using it. There are some tweaks and configuration aspects that you should know to be successful on the first run.

Alex Staveley07/01/14
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Book Review: REST API Design Rulebook

Following the core basic REST principles (statelessness, a good resource model, uniform interface etc.) is what is really important after that the challenge is figuring out what works best for each specific project and how to make the most of your time.

Saurabh Chhajed07/01/14
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Hadoop: Getting Started with Pig

Pig is a high level scripting language that is used with Apache Hadoop. Pig enables data analysts to write complex data transformations without knowing Java.

Ketan Parmar07/01/14
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Android L Preview API Changes

In this article, you'll find a list and quantification of the API changes made in the preview of Android L, down to the individual packages that have been added.

Trevor Parsons07/01/14
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Google Cloud DataFlow – A Game Changer?

So the biggest revolution in database and analytics technology – namely the distributed batch processing technique known as MapReduce (and the associated Hadoop-centric ecosystem that has built up around it) is a legacy technology for one Silicon Valley player.

Peter Zaitsev07/01/14
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Mydumper [less] locking

As you may know mydumper is multithreaded and this adds a lot of complexity compared with other logical backup tools as it also needs to coordinate all threads with the same snapshot to be consistent. So let review how mydumper does this with the default settings.