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Lukas Eder03/11/13
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Hibernate, and Querying 50k Records. Too Much?

An interesting read, showing that Hibernate can quickly get to its limits when it comes to querying 50k records – a relatively small number of records for a sophisticated database.

Mark Needham03/11/13
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Neo4j/Cypher: Finding Football Stadiums Near a City

One of the things that I wanted to add to my football graph was something location related so I could try out neo4j spatial and I thought the easiest way to do that was to model the location of football stadiums.

Dustin Marx03/11/13
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The Big Java News Keeps Coming: Java SE 6 and OpenJDK

Several more significant Java news stories have come out and I summarize some of these in this post. Common themes include different Java SE 6 implementations and OpenJDK.

Jim Bird03/11/13
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Are Agile Plans Better Because They Are Feature-Based?

Sure, a lot of Waterfall projects are badly run. And, yeah, sure, an Agile project has a better chance of succeeding over a poorly-planned, badly-managed, serial Waterfall project. But it’s not because Agile planning is feature-based or because activity-based planning is wrong.

Brian Pince03/11/13
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How the Cloud Could Have Saved SimCity

Let’s get this part out of the way. I am a big SimCity fan! SimCity 1 was the first boxed game I ever bought for a computer.

Marco Fränkel03/11/13
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Developing a SOA-Based Integration Layer Framework

In order to keep this blog from reaching the size of one of the books of the ‘Lords of the Rings’ trilogy, I’ll keep it limited to the five below, which together form a pretty good picture of what we had to deal with.

Neil Mackenzie03/11/13
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Cassandra with a Hint of Azure

Apache Cassandra is a highly-scalable, NoSQL, distributed database system. It achieves high scale by distributing data symmetrically among all the compute nodes in a cluster.

Dustin Marx03/11/13
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Finding Properties in JARs with Groovy

In this post, I look at using Groovy to find a particular property in a properties file contained within a JAR.

Edmund Kirwan03/11/13
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The Structure of Ant

The Ant project having made all it releases available to posterity, this post continues the search for great Java structure by examining the package-structure of the Ant, much like the previous post analyzed the excellent JUnit.

Henri Bergius03/11/13
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Building a Smarter Workplace

As part of the SmarcoS project, we have been investigating how to make workplaces smarter through sensors and context awareness. Here is a video showing what we've built.

Matthew Turland03/11/13
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Thoughts on Working Remotely

There’s been a lot of hubbub recently with regard to the recent decision of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer to mandate that all employees, including those currently working remotely, either commute to a corporate office or face termination.

Nial Darbey03/11/13
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Deploying your Mule Application to CloudHub using Apache Ant

I’d like to show you how we have extended his work so that you can also deploy to CloudHub. Why would you want to do that from Ant? Why Continuous Integration of course! Wouldn’t it be nice for it go from development to CI to CloudHub automatically just as you do in-house? Of course it would!

David Winterbottom03/11/13
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Converting GitHub Issues into Pull Requests

Using the Hub library, it's possible to convert Github issues into pull requests. This gives rise to a useful Github workflow which this article describes.

Eric Gregory03/11/13
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How to Build KDE Software from git.kde.org: Part 3

Over the past couple of months, Aaron Seigo has been posting a fantastic series of video guides on building KDE software from git.kde.org. This weekend we ran Parts 1 and 2 -- now here's Part 3.

Christopher Taylor03/11/13
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Today's Real-Time Data, Tomorrow's Forgotten Dream

The disciplines of Big Data and real-time predictive analytics present organizations with the ability to understand behaviour at a relentless pace and also predict consumer patterns in order to take advantage of incoming opportunity.