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Topher Marie08/19/14
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DevOps Has IT Heroes Sleeping Through the Night

Fifteen years ago, at the height of the dot com bubble, system administrators were burning the candle at both ends. With no cloud, Agile, or DevOps to help them, they were making it happen through sheer force of will and effort. As far as modern IT is concerned, those days are gone, and it's for the best.

Dave Farley08/19/14
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Dealing with Testing Times

This approach not only gives you better control in your tests, but it also speeds them up – no more sleeping threads, which can add up in large test suites. As well as all that it enables classes of testing that were simply impossible before (e.g. long duration waits).

Mike Driscoll08/19/14
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jsonpickle: Turning Python Pickles into JSON

The jsonpickle package allows the developer to choose what JSON backend they want to use for encoding and decoding the JSON via its load_backend and set_preferred_backend methods. You can also customize the serialization handlers if you want to. Overall, I believe this could be a handy project for developers.

Chris Travers08/19/14
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Math and SQL, Part 4: Basic Data Types - Sets, Tuples, and Bags

A reasonable understanding of the relational model requires understanding the basic data types which make it up, both in the idealized model and in real-world applications. This post discusses both the idealized model and the accommodations the standard implementations of it make to the messiness of the real world.

Alec Noller08/19/14
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Why Google Should Bring Scala to Android

There have been quite a few discussions lately of the idea that Google ought to open Android up to something other than Java. You know, Dart, or Go, or Groovy. From Madhukara Phatek, though, comes another idea: Scala for Android.

Mark Needham08/19/14
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Where does R Studio install packages/libraries?

As a newbie to R I wanted to look at the source code of some of the libraries/packages that I’d installed via R Studio which I initially struggled to do as I wasn’t sure where the packages had been installed.

Robert Diana08/19/14
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Geek Reading August 18, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Keith Mayer08/19/14
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Auto-provisioning Azure Virtual Networks with PowerShell and XML

In this article, we’ve defined a custom PowerShell function to quickly provision a new Virtual Network in an existing Azure subscription. Along the way, we’ve explored an approach that you can leverage to elevate your PowerShell skills from simple scripts to reusable tools.

Mark Needham08/19/14
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Ruby: Receive JSON in Request Body

I’ve been building a little Sinatra app to play around with the Google Drive API and one thing I struggled with was processing JSON posted in the request body.

Markus Eisele08/19/14
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Developer Interviews (Part 1) — @ehsavoie about #WildFly and #NetBeans

Emmanuel Hugonnet (@ehsavoie) is the maintainer of the WildFly Plugin for NetBeans. It's not a big secret, that I like that IDE very much and not having an official plugin available made my heart bleed. With the upcoming NetBeans 8.0.1 which is already available as a nightly build, you finally get it included right away.

Itamar Haber08/19/14
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Managing 50K+ Redis Databases Over 4 Public Clouds with a Tiny DevOps Team

Our experience running Redis services across the four major clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP and SoftLayer) has made us aware of a number of challenges that users encounter, which consequently led to our thoroughly tested solutions, a few of which we have shared below.

Don Pinto08/19/14
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Couchbase .NET SDK 1.3.8 Released; Plus an Important Release Note!

Recently we released version 1.3.8 of the Couchbase .NET SDK. Like the previous couple of 1.X releases, this is a bug fix/maintanence release. Note that nearly all new development is happening on the 2.0 Version of the .NET SDK, which should be GA early this fall!

Jeremy Likness08/19/14
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Using AngularJS to Extend Your Code Quality

The AngularJS API provides a function named extend that can help improve your code quality and efficiency. I always look for ways to improve quality, increase efficiency, reduce risk and eliminate ritual and ceremony when I am developing software.

Chris Odell08/19/14
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Agile Decompiled: In Conclusion

Hopefully these articles have helped the reader decide if a) agile will work for them and b) if they are already working in an agile way.

Ariya Hidayat08/19/14
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PhantomJS 2 and JavaScript Goodies

As I mentioned in my earlier blog post, we are now working torward stabilizing the development version of PhantomJS. One thing I would like to elaborate here with respect to the features of this forthcoming PhantomJS 2 is its improved JavaScript support.