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Mike Bushong09/11/13
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The 10 Commandments of 1:1s

There is probably no more ubiquitously abused professional growth tool than the one-on-one meeting between an employee and his or her manager.

Tim Kitchens09/11/13
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Wise Project Management Always Starts With “Why?”

If we want our teams to be successful, we need to start our conversation with what we believe to be the most important principles to pay attention to in software projects and use those principles as our true North.

Allen Coin09/11/13
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Put on Your Asynchronous Hat and Node

This presentation by Marc Fasel will explore the asynchronous features of Node.js, describes code patterns for asynchronous applications, and shows how asynchronous libraries can be leveraged to build maintainable and scalable Node.js applications.

Hubert Klein Ikkink09/11/13
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Groovy Goodness: Replace Characters in a String with CollectReplacements

We can use the collectReplacements(Closure) method to replace characters in a String.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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Debating Admin Functionality in Nanomsg

Nanomsg creator Martin Sustrik has a new blog post out this week about some discussions happening in the early stages of Nanomsg's development. These discussions are currently about adding administrative functionality and giving Nanomsg a config file. It's something that it's ancestor, ZeroMQ, doesn't have.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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A NoSQL Schema Evolution Language

Many NoSQL data stores have the advantage of being schema-free (although the data still has an implicit structure). However, NoSQL stores don't have convenient schema management tools for when the schema evolves with the application. Meet the NoSQL schema evolution language.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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Apache Camel Has Broker Component for Upcoming ActiveMQ 5.9

Rob Davies, the CTO of FuseSource, which is now a part of Red Hat, has a new blog post out about a feature in the upcoming ActiveMQ 5.9 release that will allow developers to include a camel.xml file in their ActiveMQ broker config to do some cool stuff...

Roger Hughes09/11/13
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Long Polling with Spring 3.2's DeferredResult

In our last episode, the CEO of Agile Cowboys Inc had just hired a Java/Spring consultant by giving him the Porsche that he originally bought for his girlfriend.

James Meickle09/11/13
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Tracing Black Boxes II: Monitoring Solr

It’s hard to implement an effective, scalable search system, which is why Apache Solr is probably the most popular "black box" in web app infrastructure.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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Build Dictionaries or Delete Hashes in Amazon EC2

This is video from last year's Source Conference, but the tutorial is still very relevant and very useful. Have a look.

Jagadeesh Motamarri09/11/13
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TestNG Dependency Test: Single Test Method Dependency

Dependency is a feature in TestNG that allows a test method to depend on a single or a group of test methods. This will help in executing a set of tests to be executed before a test method.

Adam Warski09/11/13
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Automatic Generation of Delegate Methods with Macro Annotations

Macro Annotations are a new type of macros, which most probably will be available in the upcoming Scala 2.11 release.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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Fix Slow Heroku Deployment Pre-Compilation Stage

A useful tip was posted by Alex MacCaw about speeding up Heroku deploys. His asset compilation was taking almost two minutes, but with a fix, he got it down to under ten seconds!

Mitch Pronschinske09/10/13
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Hutch, an Awesome Async Library for RabbitMQ, Open Sourced

Hutch is a Ruby library for enabling asynchronous inter-service communication in a service-oriented architecture, using RabbitMQ.

Mitch Pronschinske09/10/13
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STEFFI Joins the Graph DB Ecosystem

A new distributed graph database made its debut recently, saying it's comparable to Neo4j and Titan. The new database, called STEFFI, is in-memory and claims that it has recorded better performance metrics than Titan and Neo4j in several benchmarks.