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Mark Needham04/01/13
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Neo4j/Cypher: Playing Around with Time

I’ve done a bit of modelling with years and months in neo4j graphs that I’ve worked on previously but I haven’t ever done anything with time so I thought it’d be interesting to have a go with my football graph.

Attila-mihaly Balazs04/01/13
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Oracle Corporation: Stop Bundling Ask Toolbar With the Java Installer!

here is a petition out there which really deserves your attention if you’re a Java user and especially a Java programmer: Oracle Corporation: Stop bundling Ask Toolbar with the Java installer!

Giorgio Sironi04/01/13
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Automated Testing is Cancer

Can you really compare the team spirit developed by a successful 10-hour debugging sessions with Firebug and logs, with the daunting task of writing a test, an unfamiliar activity to most people?

Allen Coin04/01/13
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Links You Don't Want to Miss - April 1

Today: Debugging with the kitchen oven, Apple's new game controller, Web designers vs. Web developers, and a CSS April Fool's Prank you can play on your coworkers!

Mark Needham04/01/13
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Editing Config Files on a Server and CTRL-Z

A couple of weeks ago Tim and I were spinning up a new service on a machine which wasn’t quite working so we were manually making changes to the /etc/nginx/nginx.conf file and restarting nginx to try and sort it out.

Kees Pieters04/01/13
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A Secure Broker in OSGI

This article discusses a way to use OSGI declarative services to implement a secure broker. I often want to secure my declarative services, so that these services are not accessible for any bundle . . .

Mike Stonebraker04/01/13
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Introducing VoltDB 3.0

Over the past six months we’ve added a ton of features to VoltDB 3.0. This blog post lists the highlights, but that just scratches the surface . . .

John Cook04/01/13
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A New Introduction to SciPy

The Python stack for scientific computing is more modular than say R or Mathematica. Python is a general-purpose programming language that has libraries for scientific computing.

Christopher Taylor04/01/13
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Webscale Means Time-Based Architectures

In an interesting piece yesterday, GigaOM reported that Netflix has an architecture built around timelines. This struck home for a guy who spends a great deal of time talking to people skeptical about the need for zero latency, real-time systems.

Dave Fecak04/01/13
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Why You Make Less Money

As someone who has had a great deal of access to the salary and compensation details for thousands of software engineers over many years, I can report that there can be significant variation in salary between technologists with almost indistinguishable skills and qualifications.

Arthur Charpentier04/01/13
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Rationality, and MS Excel (and Other Calculators)

This morning, Mathieu had a nice experience in his course on computational method in actuarial science. But let us start with some mathematical formal definitions.

Andrey Prikaznov04/01/13
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Android Development – Your First Steps

Today I’ll show you the basics of developing applications for Android and where to start.

Kin Lane04/01/13
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Migrating My Automation Services Beyond Free

I depend on If This Then That (IFTTT) to move data around the cloud. I syndicate blog posts from API Evangelist to Blogger and Tumblr. This isn't just blind syndication, it is SEO and also plan B scenarios to make sure my content exists in multiple areas.

Peter Friese04/01/13
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Almost no main stream science fiction movie exists that does not pick up the idea of audio-visual communication with computers

Krishna Prasad04/01/13
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Play 2.x (Scala) is it a Spring MVC contender? – Introduction

In the next few blogs I will be really exploring if the Scala flavor of Play 2.x is ready for prime time.