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John Cook12/19/12
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The Lindy Effect and Technology Survival Patterns

The longer a technology has been around, the longer it’s likely to stay around. This is a consequence of the Lindy effect. Nassim Taleb describes this effect in Antifragile but doesn’t provide much mathematical detail. Here I’ll fill in some detail.

Eric Gregory12/19/12
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Berkeley ISchool: Analyzing Big Data with Twitter - Lecture 1

This is the first lecture in Berkeley ISchool's series on using Twitter (and other tools) in big data analytics.

Eric Gregory12/19/12
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Tutorial: Apache Pig With Amazon Elastic MapReduce - Part 1

Amazon Web Services presents this five-part tutorial on using Apache Pig with Amazon Elastic MapReduce, showing you how to create a simple log-parsing app.

Eric Gregory12/19/12
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The (Short) History of DevOps

Damon Edwards presents a brief history of DevOps, summed up in eleven minutes.

Eric Gregory12/19/12
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Gene Kim on Why We Need DevOps

PuppetLabs presents Gene Kim's keynote from PuppetConf 2012, "Why We Need DevOps."

Mikko Ohtamaa12/19/12
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Autodiscovering Log Files for Logrotate

Logrotate is the UNIX application responsible for removing old (website) log file entries and preventing your server disk filling up. Logrotate is configured by writing config files where you specify one entry per file/file collection.

Sadayuki Furuhashi12/19/12
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Enabling Facebook's Log Infrastructure With Fluentd

Facebook uses Scribe as its core log aggregation service.. The description of Github reads, “Scribe is a server for aggregating log data streamed in real time from a large number of servers.”

Mitch Pronschinske12/19/12
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Designing a REST-ful API using Spring 3

This talk will describe a more concrete idea of what a REST-ful API should look like using the VAS API as an example. The implementation was done using new features in Spring 3.

Remy Sharp12/19/12
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Contributing to the Web Community

Remy Sharp discusses why contributing to the web community is one of the most important things you can do.

Mitch Pronschinske12/19/12
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Best Practices for integrating to mainframe with your ESB

Many projects have been stalled or cancelled because integrating to mainframe applications and data was a problem too great to overcome. Not anymore.

Zemian Deng12/19/12
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Intellij IDEA is Pretty Awesome!

Did you know IntelliJ IDEA has a free Community Edition you may download? I've been test driving it, and I will post few things I learned so far. Here are few things that I usually change from out of the default installed settings.

Stoyan Rachev12/18/12
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Devoxx 2012: Java 8 Lambda and Parallelism, Part 1

Devoxx, the biggest vendor-independent Java conference in the world, took place in Atwerp, Belgium on 12 - 16 November.

Baptiste Wicht12/18/12
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Algorithm of the Week: Integer Linear Time Sorting Algorithms

In this article, we will see three integer sorting algorithms and I will present an implementation in C++. At the end of the article, I will compare them to std::sort. I will also use n as the size of the array to sort and m as the max number that is permitted in the array.

Konrad Garus12/18/12
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ClojureScript Up and Running (Book Review)

I’ve recently finished the “ClojureScript Up and Running” book by Stuart Sierra and Luke VanderHart. Here’s a quick review of it.

Nikita Salnikov...12/18/12
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A 12-year-old Bug in JDK, Still Out There Leaking Memory in our Applications

This story goes back. For weeks or even decades, depending on how you mark the starting date. Anyhow, few weeks ago one of our customers had problems with interpreting a leak reported by Plumbr. Quoting his words “It seems that Java itself is broken”.