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Mark Needham01/18/13
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Fabric: Tailing Log Files on Multiple Machines

We wanted to tail one of the log files simultaneously on 12 servers this afternoon to try and see if a particular event was being logged and rather than opening 12 SSH sessions decided to get Fabric to help us out.

Mikio Braun01/18/13
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Yet Another Big Data Whitepaper

I recently read the white paper “Challenges and Opportunities with Big Data” published by the Computing Community Consortium of the CRA.

Chris Smith01/18/13
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New Relic Records presents: "NERD LIFE" featuring MC Frontalot

New Relic has long encouraged us to embrace the Nerd in all of us. Recently, they took that a step further in discovering the meaning of life...or at least, the Nerd Life. Here's the first release from New Relic Records: "NERD LIFE" featuring MC Frontalot. Enjoy!

Francois Lascelles01/18/13
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Which Grant, Which Identities – Back from RSA

A security architect was unsure whether OAuth would be a good fit for some existing APIs that they have because those APIs happen to be consumed from two very different sources

Mitch Pronschinske01/18/13
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Introducing Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) 1.0

AMQP is the ideal protocol for passing business critical, real-time data across and between organizations and virtual cloud computing transactions environments in a secure manner.

Mitch Pronschinske01/17/13
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Spring 4.0 Looking to JEE 7 and Java 8. Will They Keep Their Edge?

Today we learned that Spring is making a major step in the next iteration of their core framework. SpringSource expects to reach the first milestone for 4.0 in April, with the GA scheduled for the end of the year.

Raymond Camden01/17/13
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Thursday Code Puzzler: Sieve of Eratosthenes

It's been a long time since I posted a Puzzler, but as I was perusing Khan's CS courses this morning (which look really cool!) I came across this fascinating discourse on prime numbers: Sieve of Eratosthenes.

Nikita Salnikov...01/17/13
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How many threads do I need?

TL;DR: It depends on your application. But for those who wish to have some insight about how to squeeze out most from all those expensive cores you have purchased for your production site – bear with me and I will shed some light on the mysteries surrounding multi-threaded Java applications.

Anders Abel01/17/13
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5 People You Meet on Failing Projects

While the methods of project saboteurs are similar, any project in the wild may encounter very different kinds of saboteurs. The Project Saboteur Taxonomy is an attempt to shed some light on the saboteurs in the wild.

Mark Needham01/17/13
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Neo4j: Handling SUM's Scientific Notation

n some of the recent work I’ve been doing with neo4j the queries I’ve written have been summing up the values from multiple nodes and after a certain number is reached the value returned used scientific notation.

Lukas Eder01/17/13
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Bloated JavaBeans™, Part II – or Don’t Add “Getters” to Your API

I have recently blogged about an idea how JavaBeans™ could be extended to reduce the bloat created by this widely-accepted convention in the Java world.

Pedro Duque Vieira01/17/13
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Metro Style Toggle Button for Java (JMetro)

A new addition to the JMetro library - a toggle button.

Mitch Pronschinske01/17/13
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The Strangest APIs

There are some weird APIs out there. That's what Craig Neslage found out when he looked through APIhub - a giant hub for APIs similar to ProgrammableWeb. Let me give you an idea of the weird level we're talking about here...

Pascal Alma01/17/13
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Working with Amazon Web Services (EC2)

As posted before I attended to a technical handson AWS training last week. The subjects during these days were of course the standard EC2 and S3 services which I have used before.

Alex Staveley01/17/13
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Scala: Do You Partially Understand This?

Nearly everyone who learns Scala can get confused over the word partial used in the contexts of partial functions and partially applied functions