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Victor Savkin12/12/12
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Using Pen & Paper. Feature Sketches.

This is another blog post in a series about using pen and paper for brainstorming, planning, and designing.

Daniel Doubrovkine12/11/12
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Five Ways to Torture Candidates in a Technical Interview

In a future post I will talk about great ways to interview people. In the meantime, I would like to apologize to all my past interview detainees and ask you to post your torture stories in the comments!

Stoimen Popov12/11/12
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Algorithm of the Week: Topological Sort Revisited

We've already gone over the topological sort of a directed acyclic graph, so why do we need to revisit it? Well, I didn't have a chance to get into its complexity!

Daniel Doubrovkine12/11/12
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Migrating from a Relational to a NoSQL Cloud Database

I was recently quoted in a TechRepublic article, making rather sweeping general statements about how the free open-source NoSQL databases are the best thing since both SQL and sliced bread. . .

Istvan Szegedi12/11/12
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Microsoft and Hadoop - Windows Azure HDInsight

Traditionally Microsoft Windows used to be a sort of stepchild in Hadoop world - but not anymore. Microsoft and Hortonworks joined their forces to make Hadoop available on Windows Server for on-premise deployments as well as on Windows Azure to support big data in the cloud, too.

Eren Avşaroğulları12/11/12
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Hazelcast Distributed Execution with Spring

The ExecutorService feature had come with Java 5 and is under java.util.concurrent package. It extends the Executor interface and provides a thread pool functionality to execute asynchronous short tasks.

Tim Spann12/11/12
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Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship

As aspiring Software Craftsmen we are raising the bar of professional software development by practicing it and helping others learn the craft. Through this work we have come to value these things... (post includes a big list of craftsmanship posts.

Eric Minick12/11/12
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In Defense of DevOps Teams

It’s in vogue right now to claim that there’s no such thing as a DevOps team or warn about certain kinds of teams that brand themselves DevOps but are not. Jez Humble’s doing it. Patrick Debois has made similar noises in the past.

John Cook12/11/12
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On Sleeper Theorems

I remember being unsettled by Bayes theorem when I took my first probability course. I found it easy to prove but hard to understand. I couldn’t decide whether it was trivial or profound. Then years later I found myself using Bayes theorem routinely.

Mehdi Daoudi12/11/12
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IT Operations News Roundup — Dec 3rd to 9th

In case you missed them last week, here's a roundup of noteworthy IT ops links, including Firefox's new approach to page load, 61 countries that can't be easily cut off from the web, and a hack that leverages Amazon's Silk browser for backdoor cloud computing.

Arnon Rotem-gal-oz12/11/12
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Introducing H-Rider

H-rider is a UI dev tool for working with HBase. H-rider offers a convenient user interface to poke around data stored in HBase which our developers find very useful both for development and debugging

Johanna Rothman12/11/12
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Agile is Not for Everyone

I’m not saying agile is for the elite. Far from it. I’m saying agile is for people who want to and can manage the cultural change that it requires. And, if you try to do many of the technical and project management practices we suggest in agile, you will be better off.

Andreas Kollegger12/11/12
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Neo4j 1.9 M02 - Under the Hood

We have been working hard over the last weeks to tune and improve many aspects in the Neo4j internals, to deliver an even faster, more stable and less resource intensive graph database in this 1.9.M02 milestone release.

James Sugrue12/11/12
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Wireframe Sketcher: A Must Have For UI Developers

If you're developing user interfaces for any application, you'll want to use a prototyping tool at some stage to get your ideas and workflows across to a wider audience.

Ayende Rahien12/11/12
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What the Façade Pattern Is and What it Ain’t

I decided to respond to some of the comments about the design patterns series in my blog in a full blown post, because they are quite important.