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Arthur Charpentier12/22/12
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Predictive Modeling, Dilbert on Big Data, and More Data Links of the Week

Arthur Charpentier collects links touching on predictive modeling, big data in Dilbert, and what Batman has to do with body image.

Eric Gregory12/22/12
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TechnoBuffalo Pits Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS vs. Android

TechnoBuffalo's Jon Rettinger pits Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Android against one another to see who comes out on top.

Eric Gregory12/22/12
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Webinar: Going in-Memory with VMWare vFabric GemFire 7.0 and Spring

The Spring Source Developer Channel provides a webinar on VMWare vFabric GemFire 7.0 and Spring.

Sadayuki Furuhashi12/22/12
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MessagePack: The Missing Serializer

The best way to describe MessagePack is “JSON on steroids”. It supports an almost identical set of data types as JSON —Nil, Boolean, Integer, Float, String, Array, and Associative Array— but runs much faster and requires a fraction of space.

Eric Gregory12/22/12
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7 Tools for Your Puppetized DevOps Stack

PuppetLabs presents Kris Buytaert's "7 Tools for Your Puppetized DevOps Stack" presentation from PuppetConf.

Mitch Pronschinske12/22/12
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Getting Started With HornetQ 2.3

This video shows how to get started with some of the new features for HornetQ 2.3. HornetQ is an open source asynchronous messaging project from JBoss. It is an example of Message Oriented Middleware.

Henrik Warne12/22/12
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Working as a Software Developer

I recently gave a presentation on what it is like to work as a software developer to first-year engineering students at KTH taking an introductory programming course. I wanted to give my view on the main differences between professional software development and programming for a university course.

Thomas Mauch12/21/12
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Characterization Tests with MagicTest

Characterization testing is one of the most important areas of software testing. The visual approach featured by MagicTest allows you to get started with testing in a few minutes and implement these test efficiently and with ease.

Peter Lawrey12/21/12
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How fast are Java Datagrams?

In a highly dynamic, fast-paced and inter-connected business environment, this way of running a business is no longer possible.

Raghuraman Bala...12/21/12
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Making your apps truly HA on AWS - lessons from the recent outage

This summer, AWS had an outage in one of their data centers. Unlike last year, this year's outage had lesser impact on only one Availability Zone in the US-East region of AWS.

Peter Zaitsev12/21/12
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Benchmarking Galera replication overhead

Of course you may expect performance overhead, as in case with Galera replication we add some network roundtrip and certification process. How big is it ? In this post I am trying to present some data from my benchmarks.

Eric Gregory12/21/12
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Last-Minute Gifts for Beginning Coders

You're looking for the right gifts for a young or beginning programmer in your life, and you need to get them in a hurry. Not to worry: here are five ideas for kids or enthusiastic new coders.

Krishna Prasad12/21/12
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Claimcheck Pattern using Spring Integration and Gemfire

Gemfire can help an ESB to achieve distributed caching by virtue of being a powerful in-memory distributed caching backbone. The Claimcheck pattern is an Enterprise Integration Pattern will be used in our example.

Jakub Holý12/21/12
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What Is Clean Code? – In Quotes

What is actually good, clean code? Why does it matter? Marry Poppendieck has, in her excellent talk Deliberate Practice in Software Development (slides), quoted a couple of leading figures of our industry on what is clean code.

Bruno Terkaly12/21/12
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Consuming Azure Mobile Services from Android: Part 2

This post will cover adding data to a relational database, understanding the application key, and creating a database and a table.