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Andrew Salvadore01/03/13
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Play2 Deploy and Config on Cloudbees

I did some work recently to update a few web apps from play 1.2.3 to play 2. Some of them are running on heroku and others are on cloudbees.

Ralf Quebbemann01/03/13
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Upgrading to Maven 3.1.1 caused Jenkins Maven Job to Fail

After upgrading Maven on my Jenkins CI build server to version 3.1.1 I encountered problems with my Maven build jobs in Jenkins (version 1.544). The error message looks something like this:

Rob Sanders01/03/13
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A Simple Project Effort Estimation Utility

I’ve developed my own simple estimation tool which takes a more simplified view of the more complex tools I’ve used in the past. To understand how to leverage this utility, I need to explain the concepts which underpin the numbers.

Brian Gracely01/03/13
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The Cloudcast #126: 2013 in Review & 2014 Predictions

Aaron and Brian wrap up 2013 with thoughts on the year in Cloud Computing and make a few predictions for 2014. Topics include AWS, OpenStack, PaaS, DevOps, SDN and any other buzz word we can think of.

Jim O' Neil01/03/13
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Windows Runtime–What’s Supported Where?

Only about 1/3 of the Windows Runtime API members are available on both platforms, and there are some APIs that are specific to either Windows Phone or Windows 8 due the unique experiences or features of the hardware.

Christian Posta01/03/13
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The Apache Apollo REST API (the New ActiveMQ)

Apache Apollo is a next-generation, high-performance, multi-protocol messaging broker built from the ground up to one day be a drop-in replacement of ActiveMQ 5.x.

Abby Fichtner01/03/13
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Focus in Chaos: Why I Like Kanban for Startups

It drives me a little crazy every time I hear a startup developer complain that things are changing all the time. Well… what’d ya expect? BUT… in their defense, I’ve seen many a startup do a truly horrible job managing their developers.

Blaise Doughan01/03/13
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JAXB - Representing Null and Empty Collections

In this post I will cover how to differentiate between null and empty collections in the XML representation with JAXB (JSR-222).

Eric Genesky01/03/13
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Intellij IDEA 12 Adds Cloudbees Support

Over at the CloudBees blog, the Java paas company announced that the new version IntelliJ IDEA now has CloudBees support.

Krishna Prasad01/03/13
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HtmlUnit vs JSoup: HTML Parsing in Java

In continuation of my earlier blog Jsoup: nice way to do HTML parsing in Java, in this blog I will compare JSoup with other similar framework, HtmlUnit. A

Ben Wootton01/03/13
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Maven Users

One of the biggest leaps forward in my productivity and satisfaction as a developer was experienced when I learnt about and adopted Maven for my Java projects.

Mikio Braun01/03/13
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What is Data Science?

The way I see it, “data science” is a term coined to describe a special set of requirements and a certain role within web based companies which accumulate a huge amount of data and wish to make use of that information.

Mark Needham01/03/13
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Mahout: Parallelising the Creation of DecisionTrees

A couple of months ago I wrote a blog post describing our use of Mahout random forests for the Kaggle Digit Recogniser Problem and after seeing how long it took to create forests with 500+ trees I wanted to see if this could be sped up by parallelising the process.

Eric Gregory01/03/13
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Here's How to Build an Optimal Hadoop Cluster

If you're ringing in the New Year by building a Hadoop cluster, then you might want to take a look at Atlantbh's detailed tutorial.

Greg Duncan01/03/13
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Introducing REST JSON/JSONP "Open Beer Database" API!

Yup, there's an Open Beer Database, described as "a free, public database and API for beer information." Now, that's my kind of information...