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Roger Hughes11/06/12
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Investigating Deadlocks – Part 4: Fixing the Code

In the last in this short series of blogs in which I’ve been talking about analysing deadlocks, I’m going to fix my BadTransferOperation code.

Mitch Pronschinske11/06/12
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Why Page Speed Isn't Enough

Hear Tim Morrow tell the story of how making Betfair's site faster for most customers actually made it 3x slower for their biggest customers. Truly, you get what you measure.

Stephen Chin11/06/12
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What You Have Been Missing on the NightHacking Tour…

If you haven’t been watching the live stream of the NightHacking Tour, you have been missing out on a lot of geeky fun.

Steve Chaloner11/06/12
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Functional Tests in Play! 2 with REST-assured

In the Play! documentation, several flavours of functional testing are mentioned, including starting a HTTP server for the duration of the test – this is very useful for testing web services.

James Sugrue11/05/12
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More Focussed Debugging Now Available With Chronon 3

Already regarded as one of the more innovative ways to debug problems in your production applications, Chronon has raised the bar with their latest release

Hubert Klein Ikkink11/05/12
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Gradle Goodness: Task Output Annotations Create Directory Automatically

One of the great features of Gradle is incremental build support. With incremental build support a task is only executed if it is really necessary. For example if a task generates files and the files have not changed than Gradle can skip the task. This speeds up the build process, which is good

Brian Gracely11/05/12
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The Cloudcast, Ep. 62: Nebula, OpenStack, and the OpenStack Foundation

Aaron and Brian talk with Jesse Andrews, Director Technology at Nebula and Member of OpenStack Board of Directors, about the evolution of OpenStack, building communities, competition for developers and productizing OpenStack.

Kin Lane11/05/12
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Your Website Needs an About.json -- Here's How to Build One

In this cloudy API-driven world, you'd think there would a simpler way to find company logos, blurbs, and basic information. I decided to create my own solution.

John Cook11/05/12
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Higher Moments of Normal Distribution

Sometimes a little bit of Python beats a Google search. Last week, for example, I needed to look up the moments of a normal distribution.

Gary Sieling11/05/12
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How to Display a Trendline with ExtJS 3.4

You want to display a trendline on a scatter chart in ExtJS 3.4. Here's how you do it.

Tomasz Nurkiewicz11/05/12
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Your First Message - Discovering Akka

Akka is a platform inspired by Erlang, promising easier development of scalable, multi-threaded and safe applications.

Nicolas Frankel11/05/12
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My View on Coursera’s Scala courses

I’ve spent my last 7 weeks trying to follow Martin Odersky’s Scala courses on the Coursera platform.

Jim Connors11/05/12
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Sprinkle Some Magik on that Java Virtual Machine

Like Java, Magik source code is compiled down to bytecodes that run on a virtual machine -- in this case the Magik Virtual Machine.

Daniel Bartl11/05/12
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How to Display a Scatter Chart in ExtJS 3.4

This example works by rendering an Ext line chart and setting the “alpha” (visibility) property of the lines to 0 (transparent). If you wanted to add trend lines, you’d need to add visible lines.

James Roper11/05/12
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Scaling Scala vs. Java

In this post I will seek to answer that, and show that indeed Scala is a far better language for building scalable systems than Java.