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Doug Turnbull08/26/13
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4 Reasons We’re Really Excited About FoundationDB

As you might have heard, FoundationDB became publicly available last week. As we’ve discussed in the past, we’re very excited here at OpenSource Connections about this emerging database.

Calvin French-owen08/26/13
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Building Purgatory: Using Node.js to Build a Delayed Queue

In our use of purgatory, we queue messages if there are database connection problems, but this approach can extended to nearly every type of service. The module itself is agnostic to the types of connection errors which can occur.

Mohamed Sanaulla08/26/13
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A Brief Introduction to Using Option and Either Classes

In this post I am continuing from where I had previously left and pick two such Companion classes in Scala API called the Option class and the Either class and their associated case classes.

Reza Rahman08/26/13
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JavaDay Taipei Trip Report

This was another successful year for JavaDay Taipei with a fully sold out venue packed with youthful, energetic developers. I

Pieter Humphrey08/26/13
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Spring Security 3.2.0 RC1 Highlights: Security Headers

In this post we will discuss how to use Spring Security to add various response headers to help secure your application.

Juhani Lehtimaki08/26/13
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Android Asset Studio Nine-patch Generator Update Adds an Interactive Preview

Nine-patches are one of the most powerful graphical components for creating scalable Android apps.

Zac Gery08/26/13
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The Impact Of A New Developer

The following is a series of observations and considerations about on-boarding new programmers to a team.

Mark Needham08/26/13
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Model to Answer Your Questions Rather Than Modelling Reality

"We are not modelling reality, but the way information about reality is processed, by people." This is advice that is helpful when designing a model in a graph database.

Mitch Pronschinske08/26/13
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MongoDB Encryption Options

MongoHQ wrote a helpful blog on the encryption features in MongoDB. Its a big deal for the larger, more cautious companies as well as smaller ones, so it behooves a MongoDB host in company like MongoHQ to help share information about MongoDB's security.

Tom Howlett08/26/13
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An End and a Beginning

Tom Howlett is currently tweaking the ending of his book on the workplace and he shares the current draft here for your thoughts.

Giorgio Sironi08/25/13
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Notes to a Software Team Leader Review

Notes to a Software Team Leader is a must read for a programmer turned (partially or fully) to manager of at least one other person. It does not assume an ideal world and guides you through the phases of finding time to learn and challenge the other people in your team so that they can become independent.

Mitch Pronschinske08/25/13
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ESB != SOA

This may not be news to some developers, but it's good for people to know that ESBs are not just for service-oriented architecture. This article explains what proper ESB solutions and SOA architectures are supposed to imply.

Mitch Pronschinske08/25/13
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Check Out the Clojure Client for RabbitMQ

There was a recent incremental release of the Clojure client for RabbitMQ, Langohr 1.4.1. Langohr uses the AMQP 0.9.1 model and is part of a group of libraries called "ClojureWerkz":

Lukas Eder08/25/13
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What Will be Oracle’s Next Big Acquisition?

What will be the next acquisition made by Oracle that could be compared (as a strategic decision, not necessarily by value) to Oracle’s Sun Microsystems acquisition?

Sandro Mancuso08/25/13
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Test Deafness

You cannot expect to produce quality code just by listening to your test. If you don't know what good code looks like, you are pretty much test deaf.