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Wille Faler10/30/12
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The IDE as a Bad Programming Language Enabler

If the language is good enough, an IDE is strictly not needed as long as you have good support for syntax highlighting and parens matching in the case of Clojure, or indentation in the case of Haskell. In the case of Scala, I don't think an IDE is required either, provided you can reign in your bad habits in terms of source organization from Java.

Mitch Pronschinske10/30/12
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Cure Your Join Pains! Hear From Graph DB Experts

I recently talked with Dr. Jim Webber, the chief scientist at Neo Technology, to get some insights into the current events around graph databases and some background on the the widespread growing interest in graph dbs.

Rodrigo De Castro10/30/12
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What Makes a Great Operations Leader?

Read some of the great answers from John Allspaw to the question: "What are the attributes (other than technical ability/experience) that make a great VP of Technical Operations?"

Mohamed Radwan10/30/12
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My New TestConfig Framework Now on CodePlex!

I am pleased to announce that my new Testing and Configuration Framework (TestingConf Utilities) just published on CodePlex.

Chris Keene10/30/12
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PaaS Is Automation

Like cloud computing in general, PaaS has struggled to articulate clearly why it deserves to capture the hearts and minds of enterprise developers.

Arthur Charpentier10/30/12
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Correlation Implying Causation and More Data Links of the Week

This week's data and science links from Arthur Charpentier take a close look at the L'Aquila trial, argue that correlation sometimes implies causation, and more.

Bruno Terkaly10/30/12
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Augmented Reality in the Cloud - High Level w/ Windows 8 as Example

Augmented reality has the advantage of including the real-life image into the experience. Moreover, developers can take advantage of this capability today.

Paul Underwood10/30/12
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11 Steps to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

In this tutorial we are going to cover what changes help change your website from being a slow low ranking site to a race horse.

Joonas Javanainen10/30/12
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Advanced ZK: Asynchronous UI Updates and Background Processing – Part 2

In part 1 I showed how server push and threads can be used to execute background tasks in a ZK application. However, the simple example had a major flaw that makes it a bad approach for real-world applications: it starts a new thread for each background task.

Baxter Denney10/30/12
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Want to Get Rid of Documents with Duplicate Content?

Whether you’re combining data from two different data sources, have multiple purchases from the same customer or just entered the same data in a web form twice, it seems like everyone faces the problem of duplicate data at one point or the other.

Henrik Warne10/30/12
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4 Reasons Why Bugs Are Good For You

Every once in a while I read something along the lines of: “most developers just want to write new features, they don’t want to work with maintenance and bug-fixing”. If that’s true, then most developers are missing out on the fun and benefits of finding and fixing bugs.

Blaise Doughan10/30/12
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Updating EclipseLink in WebLogic

JSON binding was added to EclipseLink in version 2.4. If you are using a version of that does not contain this version (i.e. WebLogic 10.3.4 (11g) contains EclipseLink 2.1.2), then by default you won't have access to this functionality. The recommended solution to this problem is to create a shared library in WebLogic for the newer release of EclipseLink.

Tomasz Nurkiewicz10/30/12
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Testing Quartz Cron Expressions

Declaring complex Cron expressions is still giving me some headaches, especially when some more advanced constructs are used. After all, can you tell when the following trigger will fire "0 0 17 L-3W 6-9 ? *"? Since triggers are often meant to run far in the future, it's desired to test them beforehand and make sure they will actually fire when we think they will.

Stoimen Popov10/29/12
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Algorithm of the Week: Shortest Path in a Directed Acyclic Graph

There’s a faster algorithm running in linear time that can find the shortest paths from a given source node to all other reachable vertices in a directed acyclic graph, also known as a DAG.

Mitch Pronschinske10/29/12
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The Algorithms of Memory

I’ve been trying over the last couple days to list all the different memory patterns I can see myself using. I’ve also tried to pull out systems I know of that do the same for comparison, although I can’t find direct equivalents in all cases.