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Lukas Eder11/11/13
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The 10 Most Popular DB Engines (SQL and NoSQL)

How do you objectively measure the popularity of a DB engine? Good question! There's an Austrian company who claims to have the answer. Among the top 10 DB engines, MongoDB is the only non-RDBMS representative, and some other ratings are surprising as well.

Ross Mason11/11/13
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"7 Habits of Highly Effective API and Service Management" - eBook

With the launch of APIhub.com, acquisition of ProgrammableWeb and launch of the RAML spec we co-developed with Box, LinkedIn, Intuit and others – MuleSoft is investing heavily in the API space. Here's a new ebook on API best practices.

Alec Noller11/11/13
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MongoDB and Node.js Tutorial: How to Connect Them on a VPS

MongoDB users interested in working with Node.js (or Node.js users looking at MongoDB) may find this tutorial to be particularly useful. It covers all the steps to connect Node.js to a MongoDB database on a VPS, and provides all the resources one might need to quickly catch up on either one.

Tom Howlett11/11/13
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People, Not Resources

When I was younger I thought becoming a manager would be great because I would have all these “resources” to guide, direct, even bend to my will. Luckily I was never made a manager.

Dave Rooney11/11/13
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"A" Players

I hear many references to organizations wanting to follow the advice of Steve Jobs and to have only what he called "A Players". What's lost in that "sound bite" is that Jobs' went on to flesh out that notion that A players can come from many backgrounds, bringing talents from many different disciplines.

Rob Galanakis11/11/13
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Killing Tasklets

Today at work we had a presentation from the venerable Kristján Valur Jónsson about killing Tasklets in Stackless Python. As someone who’s done some asynchronous programming, this idea sounded blasphemous. It took a little while to stew but I see the value in it now.

Zac Gery11/11/13
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Tossing Stuff Over the Wall to QA

The list of reasons why developers "toss stuff over the wall" is too large to tackle individually, but there are a few classics. "Tossing stuff over the wall" boils down to respect. Time is precious and when a QA analyst feels that his/her time was wasted, respect towards developers can be diminished.

Dustin Whittle11/10/13
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PHP Performance Crash Course, Part 2: The Deep Dive

In my first post on this series I covered some basic tips for optimizing performance in php applications. In this post we are going to dive a bit deeper into the principles and practical tips in scaling PHP.

Alec Noller11/10/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 1): Big Data Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone. This week's best include a new data analytics tool for Hadoop, an article on Apache Mesos and its role in the changing world of Big Data, and 4 different methods for processing structured Big Data.

Alec Noller11/10/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 1): Mobile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include a few predictions for Android KitKat, changes to the browser and the Chrome Webview in KitKat, and a pair of complete overviews of the new features in KitKat.

Alec Noller11/10/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 1): NoSQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include a presentation on Marvel's use of graph theory and NoSQL for the Marvel Universe, an announcement about iterable collections in Redis, and first entry in a series on modeling data in Neo4j.

Trisha Gee11/10/13
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JAX London & MongoDB Tutorial

The main benefit of this conference for me was meeting most of the usual suspects from the London Java Community.

Stephen Chin11/10/13
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J-Fall Videos and NightHacking at Devoxx

Next week at the Devoxx conference I will be live streaming from the pavilion with an all-star cast of Devoxx speakers.

Jim Bird11/10/13
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Why We Suck at Building Secure Software and What We Can Do About It

his is an outline of the problems that we have as an industry building secure software: why we fail at it, why Agile development is blamed for insecure software, and what we can do to build more secure software while still being Agile.

Pedro Duque Vieira11/09/13
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Metro style Scroll Bar for Java (JMetro) – Revisited

The Scoll Bar in JMetro has been given some attention to clean up the code.