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James Roper11/07/12
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Passing Common State to Templates in Play Framework

This question comes up very frequently on the Play mailing list, so I thought I'd document a quick example of how to pass common state to shared templates in Play Framework when using Scala.

Maarten Ectors11/06/12
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We Need Data Democracy

Data scientist: the sexiest job of the 21st century. But do we really need a new army of data scientists? Is there an alternative? There might just be -- and it's called data democracy.

Sean Hull11/06/12
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Mastering the Cloud Deployment Interview

What does a cloud computing expert need to know? Let’s dig into deploying applications in the cloud, and day to day operations skills.

David Pollak11/06/12
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Deploying Lift Apps with OpenShift and Escalante is Ridiculously Simple

Tools like OpenShift and Escalante are lowering the barriers to entry for Lift apps, making deployment easier and easier.

Dan Dyer11/06/12
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Thoughts on Droidcon London 2012

Twelve months on from my first visit to the UK edition of Droidcon, I was back in Islington this week for this year’s version. The format was the same: barcamp on day 1, conference proper on day 2.

Todd Merritt11/06/12
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Incorporating SCA into Existing Enterprise Systems

According to IBM’s DeveloperWorks website, SCA is a set of conditions which outline a model for constructing applications/systems using a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Markus Eisele11/06/12
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Polyglot Persistence: EclipseLink with MongoDB and Derby

I'm not a big fan of Scala and remembered EclipseLink's growing support for NoSQL databases. Given that I simply had to try this.

Mark Needham11/06/12
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Configuration in DNS

Configuration in DNS is a valuable technique to reduce this complexity by using standard hostnames like ‘mail’ or ‘db’ and have DNS resolve to the correct host for that environment.

Jakub Holý11/06/12
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Do You Know Why You Are Testing?! (On The Principles Underlying TDD)

Kent Beck in his recent post Functional TDD: A Clash of Cultures summarizes well the key principles and benefits that underly test-driven development. I think it is really worthwhile becoming aware of and thinking over these foundation stones of TDD

Marcin Grzejszczak11/06/12
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Simulation of Time Consuming Actions in Integration Tests

Since in the integration test there was no need to make the actual connection, the component needed to be mocked. What about the simulation of the time consuming action?

David Pollak11/06/12
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Verifiable Electronic Voting is Easy as Prime

Last night Hilary Mason posted about some “software upgrades to e-voting machines” in Ohio. That set me off thinking about how we could have verifiable e-voting machines, and I realized there's a very simple way to do this.

Mitch Pronschinske11/06/12
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Deployment: A Bottleneck No More

There's no magic tool that will completely solve organizational woes, but it would be crazy to deny that some tools make things a lot easier.

Tony Siciliani11/06/12
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Bluetooth Data Transfer with Android

How to use the Bluetooth default component within an Android application to do wireless data transfers as a simpler alternative to thread and sockets programming.

Krishna Prasad11/06/12
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Claimcheck Pattern with vFabric RabbitMQ and Gemfire

In continuation to my earlier blog on Claimcheck Pattern in this blog I use AMQP backed message channel to simplify implement Claimcheck Pattern.

Stoimen Popov11/06/12
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Algorithm of the Week: Minimum Spanning Tree

Here’s a classical task on graphs. We have a group of cities and we must wire them to provide them all with electricity. Out of all possible connections we can make, which one is using minimum amount of wire.