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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.

Markus Eisele01/14/13
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Testdriving Mojarra 2.2.0-m08 on GlassFish 3.1.2.2

With all the Java EE 7 specifications moving forward it is finally time to test-drive some of them and give feedback.

Matt Raible01/14/13
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What's the Best Way to Compare JVM Web Frameworks?

While it's nice to hear from the generous folks that create and maintain JVM Web Frameworks, we're mostly interested in hearing from the developers that are using these things on a day-to-day basis.

Allen Coin01/13/13
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Decomposing applications for scalability and deployability

In this talk we describe the limitations of a monolithic architecture. You will learn how to use the scale cube to decompose your application into a set of narrowly focused, independently deployable back-end services and an HTML 5 client.

Gaurav Mantri01/13/13
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Azure Cloud Building Best Practices

This blog post will be focused on building Stateless PaaS Cloud Services utilizing Windows Azure Storage (Blobs/Queues/Tables) and Windows Azure SQL Databases (SQL Azure).

Pedro Duque Vieira01/13/13
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Metro style Combo Box for Java (JMetro)

This update brings the ComboBox control to the JMetro library.