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Eric Gregory12/12/12
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Dev of the Week: Hirvesh Munogee

This week we're talking to Hirvesh Munogee, founder and editor of Functionn, a site collecting and sharing open source resources for web developers and designers.

Ben Wootton12/12/12
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Why DevOps Matters (To Developers)

DevOps stems from the idea that developers and operations should work more closely together – communicating, knowledge sharing, and collaborating to increase the quality of the systems that we build and operate.

Eric Gregory12/12/12
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This is How John Deere Uses R

Statistical analysis helps many companies navigate the unsteady landscape of fulfillment and demand. Recently we ran across this seminar that explains how John Deere uses R for just that.

Michael Mccandless12/12/12
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Fun with Lucene's Faceted Search Module

These days faceted search and navigation is common and users have come to expect and rely upon it. Lucene's facet module, first appearing in the 3.4.0 release, offers a powerful implementation, making it trivial to add a faceted user interface to your search application.

Moshe Kaplan12/12/12
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How Do You Use Rsync for High Availability Environments?

Rsync has a simple protocol that replicates a directory (one or more) on a single server to other servers. This can be achieved in two different methods...

Ayende Rahien12/12/12
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Does the Adapter Design Pattern Stand the Test of Time?

In computer programming, the adapter pattern (often referred to as the wrapper pattern or simply a wrapper) is a design pattern that translates one interface for a class into a compatible interface.

Tom Howlett12/12/12
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Build and Fix -> Discover, Build and Clean

When I started working for a software house our work was mostly made up of building and fixing, we were told what to build, didn’t do it very well and spent most of our time fixing it. Today our daily activities are a bit different so I thought I’d try to break them down

Ben Kepes12/12/12
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MuleSoft Launches API Repository and Community Resource

MuleSoft just announced the launch of APIhub, a public repository and community resource for API discovery. The idea of the hub is to give both application developers, and enterprise customers the ability to find and use a wide selection of APIs and also the documentation for those individual APIs.

Zemian Deng12/12/12
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Checking DB Connection Using Groovy

Here is a simple Groovy script to verify Oracle database connection using JDBC.

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.