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Mitch Pronschinske11/01/13
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Amazon Previews JavaScript SDK

Recognizing the swelling popularity of JavaScript, Amazon has finally released a developer preview SDK that can populate S3 buckets, manage SQS message queues, create, populate, and query DynamoDB tables, and much more!

Ian Mitchell11/01/13
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Scrumban - or How to get Leaner by Sprinting Less

In this article we consider a hybrid agile approach known as Scrumban, which can potentially address both project and BAU work. Scrumban is becoming increasingly popular and has significant ramifications for project scalability.

Arthur Charpentier11/01/13
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Halloween and Candies (A Ballot Problem)

This year, for Halloween, a post on candies. Assume we start with r red candies, and b black ones, with r > b. The thing is, no one likes those black candies. What could be the probability that for the n kids that get candies at my door, the probability to get red is always larger than the probability to get black?

Eric Minick11/01/13
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Project Teams Without Developers

The #NoProjects meme is catching hold, mostly as a rejection of forming project teams. Meanwhile I’m intrigued by the ideas put forth by Carmen DeArdo of Nationwide Insurance during a webcast on DevOps on Tuesday. Ok, #NoProjects people, tell me what you think of this approach.

Carlos Sanchez11/01/13
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Infrastructure Testing with Jenkins, Puppet and Vagrant at Agile Testing Days

This week I’m in Postdam/Berlin giving a talk Infrastructure testing with Jenkins, Puppet and Vagrant at Agile Testing Days. Showing examples of using Puppet, Vagrant and other tools to implement a source code to production continuous delivery cycle.

Antoine Girbal11/01/13
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MongoDB Indexing Tip #2: How to Implement Faceted Search

Faceted search can involve a wide variety of predicates and sort criteria. It typically involves a web UI where the user can pick from many fields and sort on most of those fields. It is a hard problem to solve for a database, because in theory you would have to create all the possible combinations of compound indices.

Alec Noller11/01/13
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Hunk: A New Data Analytics Tool for Hadoop

Hadoop users might be interested in Hunk, an analytics tool recently released by Splunk that allows users to analyze and visualize data in Hadoop. Big data isn't worth much, after all, unless some sense can be made of it.

Alec Noller11/01/13
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New Redis Features: Collections are now Iterable

Recently, Redis creator Salvatore Sanfilippo announced that Redis collections are now iterable. In the past, Redis collections have been difficult to navigate, so more practical techniques for working with them are definitely welcome.

Justin Saliba11/01/13
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Predictions for Android KitKat

It’s that time again. The web is buzzing with news of the latest Android version and the latest mobile device in the Nexus family, the LG Nexus 5. One can safely say that the Nexus 5 will bring out the best that Android has to offer. But what about the latest version of Android?

Sean Hull11/01/13
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Why Startups Need TechOps

In a lot of small startups, the initial phase is obviously on building a product. That’s the build phase, and not surprisingly you hire a lot of developers. As you should. But as you grow you may find the operational tasks that are defaulting to one or more developers are taking more and more of their time.

Anders Abel11/01/13
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Changing SVN Servers

I recently helped a team to switch SVN servers and found a few gotchas along the way. This is a short guide on what worked for me and some stuff I tried that didn’t.

Angela Ashenden10/31/13
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My Five Key Takeaways from the Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit Dublin

The Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit held in Dublin certainly proved to be one of the better events the author has attended. It is designed to help professionals across all industries share best practices and drive success through big data and analytics. The author left the event with these five key takeaways.

Pedro Duque Vieira10/31/13
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Metro style Push Button for Java (JMetro) – Revisited

I've fixed several issues with the CheckBox styling. Below you can see the CheckBox with jmetro Dark Theme

Mariano Gonzalez10/31/13
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Mule OAuth2 Support: Even Easier Still

In the last post we said that now Mule is way smarter at automatically handling your tokens. We added the possibility to force a token id while doing authorization.

Mitch Pronschinske10/31/13
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The Path to NFV and SDN is Still Very Uncertain

Despite early marketing efforts to tout NFV and SDN solutions, Graham Finnie is sobering things down in his recent article.