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Mitch Pronschinske12/09/12
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A Good API is Hard to Find

APIs have seen dramatic growth in the last few years, and they're now powering everything we do. This is causing a fundamental shift in how we write applications - it's not just a UI and a database anymore.

Martin Vecera12/08/12
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Testing Groovy Classes with ScalaTest

The other day I read about ScalaTest. I liked the way the tests look like. And I started thinking where to use it. Today a colleague came to me asking me if he can add some tests to our small tool developed in Groovy. This ringed the bell and it turned to a calling. So here is the ultimate solution for integrating Groovy and ScalaTest.

Jan Machacek12/08/12
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Spray JSON and ADTs

In this post, I’ll show you how to serialize (and deserialize) complex hierarchies of objects in Spray JSON. We’ll be dealing with ever so slightly complex tree structure. You’ll find out how to go beyond the JsonFormat[A] instances you get from calling jsonFormatn.

Victor Savkin12/08/12
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Using Pen & Paper. CRC Cards.

Programmers tend to use software to solve absolutely all problems. Need to take notes? Here is an application for taking notes. Brainstorming?

Ryan Sukale12/08/12
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Github : File Changes and Commit History

Most of the times, when working with Github, you will want to see the differences between the current local copy of a file and the previous commits.

Eric D. Schabell12/08/12
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OpenShift Primer Book Published this Week

This book was born from a need to get the general developer public up and running with Red Hat's OpenShift Platform as a Service (Paas) project.

Leigh Shevchik12/08/12
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How to Use New Relic like a Pro

New Relic has become an industry standard for web applications performance measurement in Rails community. Simply adding and configuring newrelic_rpm gem for your Rails application gives you a great overview of its performance with an adequate level of details.

Arthur Charpentier12/08/12
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Variance Analysis, Irrational Markets, and More Data Links of the Week

Arthur Charpentier's links this week cover the importance of variance analysis, the irrationality of markets, Mandelbrot, campaign spending in the Roman Republic, and much, much more.

Mikko Ohtamaa12/08/12
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Timeouting Commands in Shell Scripts

Enter the real world: Your network is disconnected. DNS goes downs. Your HTTP hooks and downloads stall. Interprocess communication hangs. Here is an example how to create timeouts and notifications in a shell script.

Nirav Assar12/08/12
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The Affixed List of Agile Principles

In addition to the conventional Agile Manifesto, I find that a few additional principles evolved from the agile mindset. I chose to call these The Affixed List of Agile Principles.

Sean Hull12/07/12
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3 Ideas for Hacking Your Job Search

Demand for talented engineers has never been higher. It is in fact the dirty little secret of the startup industry, that there are simply not enough qualified folks to fill the positions. What this means for you is that you have a lot of options.

Sandeep Bhandari12/07/12
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How to Use Verbose Options in Java

When running a Java program, verbose options can be used to tell the JVM which kind of information to see. JVM suports three verbose options out of the box.

Mike Hadlow12/07/12
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A C# .NET Client Proxy for RabbitMQ Management API

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could do all the management tasks described on the RabbitMQ website from your .NET code?

Peter Pilgrim12/07/12
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Lecture by Sir Tony Hoare, Inventor of Quicksort

On Monday evening, 3rd December, 2012, I went along to the British Computer Society London in the Strand for a lecture from non other than Professor Sir Tony Hoare.

Allen Coin12/07/12
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NoSQL Week in Review #8

Welcome to the eighth installment of NoSQL Week in Review, where we aggregate all the best NoSQL links, articles, and news from the past week so you don't have to. Let's get to it!