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Jerry Nixon12/06/12
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DevRadio: You’re Coding from the Wrong End! Adventures in Advanced Data Modeling

Jerry Nixon welcomes Sr. Technology Specialist from the Windows Azure team, Buck Woody to the show as they discuss how data applies to developers and how this ties in with Windows Azure’s service offerings.

Mainak Goswami12/06/12
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Façade Design Pattern – Design Standpoint

As the name suggests structural pattern is used to form a larger object structure from many different objects. Façade pattern is one such pattern which provides a simplified interface to a set of interfaces within a system and thus it hides the complexities of the subsystem from the client.

Baptiste Wicht12/06/12
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C++ benchmark – std::vector VS std::list

In C++, the two most used data structures are the std::vector and the std::list. In this article, we will compare the performance in practice of these two data structures on several different workloads.

Brian O' Neill12/05/12
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Running Cassandra 1.2-beta on JDK 7 w/ Mac OSX: no snappyjava in java.library.path

The latest greatest Cassandra (1.2-beta) now uses snappy-java for compression. Unfortunately for now, Cassandra uses 1.0.4.1 version of snappy-java. That version of snappy-java doesn't play well with JDK 7 on Mac OSX.

Mark Needham12/05/12
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There's No Such Thing As a DevOps Team?

A few weeks ago Jez Humble wrote a blog post titled “There’s no such thing as a ‘DevOps team.’” Here are some thoughts about the article and what a DevOps team actually is.

John D'Emic12/05/12
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Twitter Complex Event Processing with Esper and Drools

Complex event processing is often a natural fit for event-driven integration applications built with Mule.

Ben Wilcock12/05/12
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Avoiding the "I'm Spartacus" Scenario in SOA

In large SOA programmes I’ve seen a similar scenario where all of a sudden, multiple in-flight projects each start to claim that they are delivering ‘the SOA’.

Trisha Gee12/05/12
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LJC Open Conference 2012

Saturday I had the pleasure of being part of the 5th London Java Community Open Conference. This is a great event to end the conference season on - it made me feel good about being part of the LJC, and got me excited about the prospects for 2013.

Geraint Jones12/05/12
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Groovy's RESTClient with Spock Extensions

This post will describe how to use the RESTClient, how to inject it into a Groovy Spock test class via custom annotations, how to swap the injected client between a real one and a mocked one using Mockito, and how to test it.

Eric Gregory12/05/12
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Dev of the Week: Brian Gracely

This week, we're talking to Brian Gracely. On top of his work as Director of Technical Marketing at EMC, Brian co-hosts the award-winning weekly podcast The Cloudcast with Aaron Delp.

Mark Needham12/05/12
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A First Failed Attempt at Natural Language Processing

One of the things I find fascinating about dating websites is that the profiles of people are almost identical so I thought it would be an interesting exercise to grab some of the free text that people write about themselves and prove the similarity.

Gareth Rushgrove12/05/12
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On the Forge

I’ve been spending a bit of time recently pushing a few Puppet modules to the Forge. I started doing it as a bit of an experiment, to find out what I liked and what worked and I decided to writeup a few opinions.

Ben Kepes12/05/12
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On Angel Investing – and Karma

It seems to me that assigning a rigid, calculated and unemotional structure to one's angel-investing misses the point.

Tony Russell-rose12/05/12
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Search Solutions 2012: Highlights and Reflections

It’s around this time of year that I re-acquaint myself with a familiar sequence of events: an initial period of doubt as to whether it’s all really worth it, then a sense of relief as the day passes off without incident, and finally a degree of satisfaction that maybe it wasn’t such a bad idea after all.

Lorna Mitchell12/05/12
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Datapoint: Weather API from the MetOffice

I've been working on a weather-related hobby project and noticed that MetOffice had released a new API called DataPoint. They have a selection of APIs, including some map overlays and some actual weather data, but I was especially charmed by their text APIs.