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Arthur Charpentier10/08/12
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Data/Science Links: Does Watching Cute Animal Videos Make You a Better Employee?

Today's links also take a look at riot prediction, mathematician Grigori Perelman, and bad science reporting.

Ben Kepes10/08/12
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On Open Source Cloud Adoption

Taking a look at some recent analyses of the open source cloud and its userbase.

Brian Gracely10/08/12
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The Cloudcast - Ep. 58: Build a Cloud Day Roundtable

Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely interview the organizers and presenters of Build a Cloud Day.

Eric Gregory10/08/12
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How to Create and Deploy a Website with Windows Azure

Just as you can quickly create and deploy a web application created from the gallery, you can also deploy a website created on a workstation with traditional developer tools.

Chris Travers10/08/12
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3 Approaches to Object-Relational DBs: PostgreSQL, Oracle, & Informix

Probably the closest database object-relationally to Postgres is Informix. Informix in fact got its object-relational approach with the purchase of Illustra, a Postgres fork.

Jay Fields10/08/12
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Replacing Common Code With clojure.set Function Calls

If you've written a fair amount of Clojure code and aren't familiar with clojure.set, then chances are you've probably reinvented a few functions that are already available in the standard library. In this blog post I'll give a few examples of commonly written code, and I'll show the clojure.set functions that already do everything you need.

Roger Hughes10/08/12
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Apple Mac Time Machine Runs Very Slowly

Over the past few months Time Machine has become slower and slower and I realized that I had to do something about this when it took 9 hours to back up 104MB of 6.5GB.

Mario Fusco10/08/12
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No more excuses to use null references in Java 8

Java 8, introducing lambda expressions. also gives us the possibility to deal with null safe references in the only possible wise way: avoiding them completely. This article shows why and how to implement an Option monad to achieve this.

Bill Armstrong10/08/12
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Sitdown with Raymond Camden: Star Wars and Data Structures

Raymond Camden, a Jedi Master and Developer Evangelist for Adobe, joined our host Anthony Pompliano to discuss his presentation on ColdFusion 10, Websockets and HTML5 storage techniques at NC Dev Con 2012.

Zac Gery10/08/12
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A Developer's Guide to Getting Hired

Finding a job can be difficult, but getting hired comes with a different set of challenges.

Jez Humble10/08/12
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Continuous Delivery and Apple

The case of Apple sometimes comes up in discussions around continuous delivery and the lean startup. For example, Richard Durnall described Apple’s strategy to me on Twitter.

Singaram Subramanian10/07/12
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Apache CXF: How to Add Custom SOAP Message Headers to a Web Service Request

SOAP headers can be added to a Web service request in different ways, if you use Apache CXF. The way I prefer is the one I’ve mentioned here

Ricky Ho10/07/12
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Machine Learning in Gradient Descent

Gradient descent is a popular learning mechanism based on a greedy, hill-climbing approach. The basic idea is to use a feedback loop to adjust the model based on the error it observes.

Filip Ekberg10/07/12
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How I Join Projects Already in Progress

When you join a new project that's already undergone development, how do you involve yourself quickly and effectively?

Ravi Kalakota10/07/12
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Big Data Monitoring Meets a Little Android

The DataSift platform consumes, processes, filters, stores and streams terabytes upon terabytes of social data to businesses around the world. We in the Operations team needed to know of any problems as quickly as possible.