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Mark Needham10/30/13
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Neo4j 2.0: Labels, Indexes, and the Like

Recently, the author did a couple of talks about modeling with Neo4j, and there were a few questions about how indexing works with labels that are being introduced in Neo4j 2.0. As well as defining properties on nodes, we can also assign them a label which can be used to categorize different groups of nodes.

Alec Noller10/30/13
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AskDZ: What's Your Side Project?

If you've been working on a personal/side project that you're excited about, we want to hear about it. Leave a comment and tell us about your side project: What is it, and how long have you been working on it, and why is it so exciting?

Arthur Charpentier10/30/13
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Freakonometrics 'Somewhere Else' Stats Links pt. 85

“Mark Hansen to journalists: ‘You have to get your hands dirty. You have to write some code' - "Don’t get me wrong, however, I don’t want to overly fetishize the task of coding, but in part, knowing to code makes you better able to think about and work with digital technology."

Paul Underwood10/30/13
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Massive Adoption for New WordPress 3.7 "Basie" Release

An easier, automated Wordpress updating system has led to the best rates yet for the latest version's adoption. Here are all the great new features...

James Sugrue10/30/13
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Thursday Code Puzzler: Change Calculator

Todays challenge is to write a method that will calculate all the different permutations of coins that can be given as change.

Chris Haddad10/29/13
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Reducing Integration Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

If you run IBM WebSphere ESB or Oracle SOA Suite, you can reduce your Integration Total Cost of Ownership by choosing an alternative with a significantly better value proposition. Red Hat Fuse or WSO2 ESB will save your project sponsor millions of dollars over a three year period.

Mitch Pronschinske10/29/13
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SDN Explained Through the Analogy of Maps, Routes, and GPS

Sure it's a little over-simplified... almost all analogies are. But I think Juniper's David Noguer Bau makes a helpful metaphor for how today's networks work and how the software-defined networks of tomorrow will work.

Jakub Holý10/29/13
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My Highlights From EuroClojure 2013

EuroClojure 2013 was a nice, small conference. The talks were mostly interesting and often useful and it was wonderful to meet in reality people I only knew from the virtual life or from stories.

Mahdi Yusuf10/29/13
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Good Clean Python Install on Mavericks OSX 10.9 8

I just spent the better part of an hour trying to effectively install a version of python that doesn’t affect the rest of my system. So many guides will tell you to do simply use system python which comes with easy_install and install pip with sudo. Don’t do this, For many reasons.

Johanna Rothman10/29/13
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Why Do We Estimate, Anyway?

The larger the effort, the more we need to estimate. And, the more your estimate will be wrong. The more we estimate, the more we have schedule games. That’s why I suggested you use agile approaches. You can break things down, and iterate.

Tomasz Nurkiewicz10/29/13
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Brainfuck in Clojure. Part I: interpreter

Writing a Brainfuck interpreter is fun, in contrary to actually using this "language." The syntax is dead simple and semantics are rather clear. Thus writing such interpreter is a good candidate for Kata session, TDD practice, etc.

Nicolas Frankel10/29/13
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Spring Method Injection with Java Configuration

Last week, I described how a Rich Model Object could be used with Spring using Spring’s method injection from an architectural point of view.

John Berryman10/29/13
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Why is Multi-term Synonym Mapping so Hard in Solr?

One would hope that working with synonyms should be as simple as tossing a set of synonyms into the synonyms.txt file and just having Solr “do the right thing.”™ Unfortunately, especially as you get into more complex uses of synonyms, such as multi-term synonyms, there are several gotchas.

Mitch Pronschinske10/29/13
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OpenStack Solum Hopes to Compete in the Open Source PaaS Space

Looks like Alex Freedland's recent prediction that OpenStack Will Eat IaaS AND PaaS Vendors could be coming true. Just last week, Rackspace, one of the founders of OpenStack and a primary steward of many of its projects, announced Project Solum.

Tomasz Nurkiewicz10/29/13
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"Beginning Java EE 7" by Antonio Goncalves review

Don't be fooled by the "beginning" in the title. This 600-pages book is a comprehensive and complete walk-through of all components and technologies comprising Java EE 7 stack.