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Brian Gracely11/07/13
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The Cloudcast #116: Managed OpenStack and Cloud Foundry

Aaron and Kenneth Hui (@hui_kenneth) speak with Blue Box Founder/CEO Jesse Proudman (@blueboxjesse) about OpenStack deployment issues, managed OpenStack offerings, and Cloud Foundry on top of OpenStack

James Sugrue11/07/13
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Thursday Code Puzzler: A Calculator Challenge

Given a limited instruction set, would you be able to create a calculator?

Raymond Camden11/07/13
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Android, Photo Gallery Widget, and "Unable to Save Cropped Photo"

Chalk this up to a bug that probably will never hit anyone but me, but I thought I'd blog it on the off chance others encounter it too.

Mitch Pronschinske11/07/13
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MuleSoft Makes a Connect-Four Parody with Kid-Larry Ellison and Benioff

Wow. So much nostalgia right now coming from this video, since I vividly remember those catchy Connect-Four commercials.

Rick Hightower11/07/13
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What if Java Collections and Java Hierarchies were Easily Searchable? They are with Boon!

What if it were easy to query a complex set of Java objects at runtime? What if there were an API that kept your object indexes (really just TreeMaps, and HashMaps) in sync.?

Lukas Eder11/07/13
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The Code That Made Me Cry

A friend of mine recently told me about the kind of problems he’s currently struggling with in the legacy application he’s maintaining. Here’s a sample piece of code to illustrate what I’m talking about:

Arun Manivannan11/07/13
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SLF4J Binding for ADFLogger - the Missing Piece

For reasons best left untold, in my day job, I was expected to provide an SLF4J Adapter for ADF Logger Oracle ADF.

Alec Noller11/07/13
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Should You Avoid Distributed Database Systems?

A recent blog post suggests that distributed database systems may not be as universally useful as many believe them to be. Is there too much hype surrounding distributed databases, or is there more to the story?

Daniel Bartl11/07/13
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Using Spring Data Neo4j to Build Recommendation Systems

Today the author would like to introduce you to Spring Data Neo4j. To this end he implemented a little showcase application. The context of the showcase is a shop system in which it would be useful to calculate what other users also viewed – as known from many popular shopping e-commerce websites.

Matthew Dubins11/07/13
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Topic Modeling in Python and R: The Enron Email Corpus, Part 2

After posting his analysis of the Enron email corpus, the author realized that the regex patterns he had set up to capture and filter out the cautionary/privacy messages at the bottoms of peoples emails were not working. Let’s have a look at his revised Python code for processing the corpus, and some new results.

Martín Proenza11/07/13
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Revisiting The Purpose of Manager Classes

There is an old debate among developers on when to use a Manager class, or whether they are useful. In this short article, the author quickly shares his perspective on this topic and promotes a guideline for knowing when to create these types of classes.

Swizec Teller11/07/13
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52 Papers in 52 Weeks: Turing’s "On Computable Numbers..."

What better way to start off the 52 papers challenge than with the paper most computer science is based on: Alan Turing’s On Computable Numbers, With an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem? In this article, the author analyzes Turing's groundbreaking paper.

Trisha Gee11/07/13
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LinkedIn Etiquette

For no reason other than LinkedIn communications are starting to irritate me, here's my personal LinkedIn Etiquette guide. Feel free to disagree with it all.

Gil Zilberfeld11/07/13
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4 Signs That Agile is Declining: The Sequel

It’s been more than two years since I wrote “4 signs that agile is declining”. I gave a talk at Agile Eastern Europe (which hopefully will be up soon) that revisited this topic. Here’s a summary.

Chris Chang11/07/13
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Deep Dive into Connection Pooling

As your application grows in functionality and/or usage, managing resources becomes increasingly important. Failure to properly utilize connection pooling is one major “gotcha” that we’ve seen greatly impact MongoDB performance and trip up developers of all levels.