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John Cook12/10/12
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A Parable of Why Agile Methods Can Save Money

Don Reinertsen gave a great keynote address at YOW 2012 entitled The Practical Science of Batch Size. I recommend watching the video when it’s posted, probably in January. In the mean time, I want to relate one small illustration from the talk. It’s a parable of why agile methods can save money.

Chris Keene12/10/12
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Big Data and the Open Source Model - Can This Marriage Be Saved?

It is amazing how many open source software companies out there are trying to get hit by the same $1B bolt of lightning that hit MySQL without realizing that the MySQL result is not repeatable.

Eric Minick12/10/12
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Dependencies All the Way Down

I’ve spent most of the last decade working on problems in build, deployment and release management. While automation has been a focus of mine, the hard part in these domains have always been around dependency management.

Nikita Ivanov12/10/12
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Debunking DRAM vs. Flash Controversy vis-a-vis In-Memory Processing

Wikibon produced an interesting material (looks like paid by Aerospike, NoSQL database recently emerged by resurrecting failed CitrusLeaf and acquihiring AlchemyDB, which product, of course, was recommended in the end) that compares NoSQL databases based on storing data in flash-based SSD vs. storing data in DRAM.

Lukas Eder12/10/12
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JDEclipse: A must-have Java Decompiler

I have recently discovered this new, must-have Eclipse plugin, which is very useful for those third-party libraries whose source-code you can’t easily find or link into your Eclipse: JDEclipse.

Michal Jastak12/10/12
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Spring's Web MVC - Redirect to the Memory Leak

They say that one rock can cause an avalanche. Lately, one of my Colleagues, Marcin Radoszewski, gave me such a rock. Y

Adam Warski12/10/12
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Starting with Scala Macros: a Short Tutorial

Macros are also written in Scala so in essence a macro is a piece of Scala code, executed at compile-time, which manipulates and modifies the AST of a Scala program.

Andriy Redko12/10/12
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Using YAML for Java Application Configuration

Though JSON is becoming a popular format for web applications, using JSON files to describe the configuration is a bit cumbersome and, in my opinion, is not as expressive as YAML. Let's see what YAML can do for us to make our life easier.

Giorgio Sironi12/10/12
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Lessons learned from the Code Retreat

I coached at the Milan edition of the Global Day of Code Retreat on Saturday; here's what I learned during the experience.

Hirvesh Munogee12/10/12
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Dexy - A Free-Form Literate Documentation Tool

Dexy helps you write correct documents, and to easily maintain them over time as your code changes.

Anthony Goubard12/10/12
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Japplis Website Optimizer 3.0 Released

Japplis Website Optmizer is a tool that compact your website source code. Using different technics it shrinks and compresses HTML, JavaScript and CSS files up to 65% making your website faster.

Brad Rippe12/09/12
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Holy Grails and Powerful Oracle

Brief article on using Grails in GGTS (Groovy/Grails Tool Suite) to create a web service.

Matt Raible12/09/12
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AppFuse News: Liquibase and wro4j Tutorials from J. García

New committer J. García has been doing a lot of work to improve i18n in AppFuse 2.2, as well as our Struts 2 support.

Alex Soto12/09/12
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Writing Acceptance Tests for Openshift and MongoDb Applications

In this post we are going to use Thucydides for ATDD and NoSQLUnit for dealing with MongoDb.

Peter Lawrey12/09/12
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Performance of Inlined Virtual Method Invocations in Java

One of the benefits of dynamic compilation is the ability to support extensive method inlining on virtual method code.