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Eric D. Schabell12/24/12
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Summary of JBug Netherlands OpenShift Primer session

Last week I spent and evening at the local Dutch Xebia offices talking to the Dutch JBoss User Group about OpenShift.

Dinuka Arseculeratne12/24/12
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Checking Out What is New With Servlet 3.0

With the JEE6 specification hitting the market, some major changes have taken place with respect to how you would approach developing applications in the enterprise application world. In this article i would be touching upon a few changes that were done with respect to web application development.

Eric Genesky12/24/12
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A Windows Kernel Dev Discusses Windows 8

In this 40-minute video, Greg Columbo discusses some underlying changes to Windows 8 and the impacts these have on performance and security.

Jim O' Neil12/24/12
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The Rock, Paper, Azure Challenge is Back

The Rock, Paper, Azure game engine is hosted in Windows Azure (of course!) and manages the rounds, pitting each participant’s entry against everyone else in the game to generate the live leaderboard.

Mite Mitreski12/24/12
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Functional Java Collections

There is a lot of functional hype these days so I would give a short overview on what is out there at least when it comes to collections in Java.

Raghuraman Bala...12/24/12
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Log archive & analysis with Amazon S3 and Glacier - Part II

In the previous post, we saw how to configure logging in AWS CloudFront and start collecting access logs. Let's now move on to the next tier in the architecture - web/app.

Ayende Rahien12/24/12
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Managing RavenDB Document Store Startup

The RavenDB’s document store is your main access point to the database. It is strongly recommended that you’ll have just a single instance of the document store per each server you are accessing.

Kay Cichini12/24/12
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Taxonomy with R: Exploring the Taxize-Package

While exploring the capabilities of the package some issues with the ITIS-Server arose and with large datasets things weren't working out quite well for me. I then switched to the NCBI API and saw that the result is much better here.

Geoffrey Papilion12/24/12
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Two Helpful Data Concepts

I’ve been batting around a couple terms while talking about various technical solutions for years, and I’ve found them useful while selecting and constructing technical solutions for managing data. They’ve helped me both build, and provide input on what I need from a technical solution.

Eric Gregory12/24/12
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Nathan Marz on Stopping Runaway Complexity in Big Data

Nathan Marz presents a slideshow on preventing runaway complexity in big data, tackling bad schemas, conflation of data and queries, and ineffective or non-existent human-fault tolerances.

Tom O'connor12/24/12
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My Battle with Commvault

Initally, we had a storage server, with 30-odd TB of SATA storage, using some bit of LSI technology with a battery-backed write cache.. Pretty good for scheduled rsnapshot backups. However, in May, we decided to sort out off-site backups, and build up some kind of disaster recovery strategy.

Eric Gregory12/24/12
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Podcast: "I Will Cut You, DevOps and Culture"

ServiceSphere presents the ITSM weekly podcast -- this episode tackles "company culture" and much more.

Eric Gregory12/24/12
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Tutorial: Apache Pig With Amazon Elastic MapReduce - Part 4

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.

Krishna Prasad12/24/12
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JUnit Testing REST Services and Spring MVC

In this blog I will show you how JUnit tests REST Services using Spring MVC. There are also plenty of useful links around this subject embedded in the article.

Mitch Pronschinske12/24/12
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On Building An E-Commerce SOA Platform For The World's 2nd Largest Online Retailer

In 2010 the world’s 2nd largest web retailer (b2c) – the Hamburg-based Otto Group – decided to refactor large parts of its existing multi-tenancy middleware and backend landscape from a classical 3-tier layout towards a service oriented architecture.