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Eric Genesky01/14/13
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RavenDB Now Offers Joining Capabilities

Dev blogger Daniel Lang recently posted a tutorial about dealing with document relations in the latest iteration of RavenDB.

Eric Genesky01/14/13
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An Amazon S3 Cloud-Based HTML5 MP3 Player

Here's a demo of a cloud-based HTML5 Mp3 player developed by SVN labs. According to the original post, it uses "tracks directly from your Amazon S3 buckets playable in the HTML5 audio element."

Marko Rodriguez01/14/13
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On Graph Computing

To the adept, graph computing is not only a set of technologies, but a way of thinking about the world in terms of graphs and the processes therein in terms of traversals.

Michael Dubakov01/14/13
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Scrum FAQ

This FAQ answers questions as simple as "What is Scrum?" or as deep as "When a company is in the process of selecting a Scrum tool to help them meet their needs, what kinds of things should they look for in that tool?"

Rodrigo De Castro01/14/13
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"Lean Startup" Lessons for Big Companies

One of the most important things is to have cross-functional small teams in order to have small pockets within the company that work like startups. Here are some things I learned from the Lean Startup book...

Jason Whaley01/14/13
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Let's Put an End to Unix Editor Snobbery

"Whoever defined nano as the default crontab editor for Ubuntu deserves a whipping with a rusty chain."

Arthur Charpentier01/14/13
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R for Actuarial Science

As mentioned in the Appendix of Modern Actuarial Risk Theory, “R (and S) is the ‘lingua franca’ of data analysis and statistical computing, used in academia, climate research, computer science, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical industry, customer analytics, data mining, finance and by some insurers.

Scott Leberknight01/14/13
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Limiting Joins in Apache Hive

Working with large datasets in Hadoop / Hive works is difficult when you have an "imbalanced" join.

Todd Merritt01/14/13
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Pirates, Treasure Chests and Architectural Mapping

Pirates are known for drawing treasure maps to their most prized possession. These documents detail the decisions pirates made in order to hide and find their chests of gold. As software engineers, programmers, and architects we need to treat software implementations much like our treasure chest.

Istvan Szegedi01/14/13
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Cloudera Impala – Fast, Interactive Queries with Hadoop

As discussed in the previous post about Twitter’s Storm, Hadoop is a batch oriented solution that has a lack of support for ad-hoc, real-time queries.

Eric Gregory01/14/13
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Here, Have a Rails DevOps Cheatsheet

Rubytune has put together a reference sheet of DevOps-y command-line tips dealing with process basics, memory, disk/files, network, and more.

Bill Bejeck01/14/13
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Calculating a Co-Occurrence Matrix with Hadoop

A co-occurrence matrix could be described as the tracking of an event, and given a certain window of time or space, what other events seem to occur.

Steve Rogalsky01/14/13
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Living With an Agilist

We were not immediately friends, agile and I, and yet along with the post-it notes and sharpies that have overtaken my house, some agile practices and principles have slowly become part of my life.

Mitch Pronschinske01/14/13
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RabbitMQ: Turn it Up to 11

Pushing RabbitMQ's scaling limits at myYearbook.com has provided good insight in how to scale RabbitMQ clusters while avoiding RabbitMQ's common pitfalls.

Anders Abel01/14/13
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The Project Saboteur’s Handbook

There are many ways to sabotage a project. Recognizing them is the first crucial step to counter them. In this brief handbook I will present a number of ways of sabotage that I have encountered in various projects. This post is the saboteur’s handbook. The countermeasures will be saved for another post.