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Dave Fecak03/07/13
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A Guide To Lifelong Employability For Tech Pros

What are the key differences between someone who spends months on a job search and someone who can unexpectedly lose a job Friday and start a new one the following Monday?

James Sugrue03/07/13
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Thursday Code Puzzler: Lowest Common Ancestor

We're playing around with binary search trees again this week, to find the lowest common ancestor of two nodes.

Mark Needham03/07/13
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Neo4j: Make Properties Relationships

I spent some of the weekend working my way through Jim, Ian & Emil‘s book ‘Graph Databases‘ and one of the things that they emphasise is that graphs allow us to make relationships first class citizens in our model.

Rauf Issa03/07/13
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SQL and MPP: The Next Phase in Big Data

Over the past couple years we have all by now heard about the Big Data movement. Two key enablers in this remaking of analytics, data warehousing and general computing have been the NoSQL database technology movement and the emerging Hadoop compute stack.

Jurgen Appelo03/07/13
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Nonviolent Communication (Stop It!)

Does Nonviolent Communication really work for you? Great! Then you're one of the few people in the world whose neocortex is able to bypass the limbic system. Consider yourself priviliged. ;-)

Shravan (sean) Pabba03/07/13
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RESTFul Service for GigaSpaces data using SparkJava

I came across SparkJava yesterday. It is a really interesting micro web framework especially for Java, where nothing really is micro and something like this is badly needed.

Kevin Remde03/07/13
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You Want to Hot-Add What?! Server Virtualization: Part 2

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server 2012, and Windows 8 allows the addition, removal, or configuration changes of some key aspects of a virtual machine; even while it’s running.

Paul Duvall03/07/13
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Continuous Delivery in the Cloud Case Study for the Sea to Shore Alliance: Part 1

We help companies deliver software reliably and repeatedly using Continuous Delivery in the Cloud.

Jessica Thornsby03/07/13
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Checking Your Changes with SVN

Before committing work to the central repository, you may want to review the changes you’ve made. This can be achieved by running Apache Subversion’s ‘svn status’ command at the top of your working copy, which will print out a list of all your local changes.

Tom Stroobants03/07/13
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Mule School: Integration with Social Media: Part I – Twitter

This tutorial is the first in a series of blog posts that explain how to integrate Mule and Social Media. Today’s post will focus on connecting to Twitter and sending a tweet (if you don’t know what Twitter is read this).

Tom Stroobants03/07/13
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Mule School: Integration with Social Media: Part II – Facebook

This tutorial is the second in a series of blog posts that explain how to integrate Mule and Social Media. Today’s post will focus on connecting to Facebook and updating your status on facebook.

Eric Minick03/07/13
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C-Suite Signals Towards DevOps

CIO.com (and the print edtion) is reporting that CIOs are increasingly looking to embed IT staff in the business units they serve rather than centralize them all directly under the CIO.

Mitch Pronschinske03/07/13
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From open source to open API with Restlet

The impressive rise of open web APIs disrupts the way we develop on the Web, in a way probably as important as open source.

Tobias Mayer03/07/13
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The Robustness Index

Running into a common problem, again—deliver fast and maintain quality—a team of developers and I discussed how we might create visibility around this without having to get into long explanations about about technical debt with non-technically-minded people. We came up with the robustness index.

Jim Highsmith03/07/13
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Build Less, Start Sooner

So these two strategies, Build Less Software and Start Sooner, sound simple on the surface, but in practice they can be very difficult to implement because of organizational inertia and politics. But they can be very effective and worth the effort to pursue.