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Christian Posta09/16/12
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Backing Spring Integration Routes with ActiveMQ

How do you use the ActiveMQ message broker to back your Spring Integration routes with JMS?

Christophe Geers09/16/12
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Getting Started With GitHub On Windows

GitHub is constantly growing in popularity as a source control and project management system. If you are running a Windows system, you will be happy to find out that you can use GitHub natively on the box.

Mike Ensor09/16/12
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Allowing JUnit Tests to Pass Test Case on Failures

There comes a time when one would want and expect a JUnit @Test case fail. Though this is pretty rare, it happens. I had the need to detect when a JUnit Test fails and then, if expected, to pass instead of fail. The specific case was that I was testing a piece of code that could throw an Assert error inside of a call of the object

Jakub Holý09/16/12
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Help, My Code Isn't Testable! Do I Need to Fix the Design?

Our code is often untestable because there is no easy way to “sense” the results in a good way and because the code depends on external data/functionality without making it possible to replace or modify these during a test (it’s missing a seam2, i.e. a place where the behavior of the code can be changed without modifying the code itself). In such cases the best thing to do is to fix the design to make the code testable instead of trying to write a brittle and slow integration test. Let’s see an example of such code and how to fix it.

Juhani Lehtimaki09/16/12
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Creating Custom Android Styles, the Easy Way

At first I want to tell you that I am not a graphical designer and I don't poses the skills to create beautiful UIs. This guide is to the tools we have available for us and how to use them. I will leave the selection of the colors and styles to people who understand it better than I do.

Paul Miller09/16/12
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Hubris and the Data Scientist

Data scientists ignore existing topic expertise at their own peril.

Brian Gracely09/15/12
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It's DevOps, or it's the Wrong Conversation

IT people often try and justify new technology with technology reasoning. It's analogous to answering a question with another question.

Sadayuki Furuhashi09/15/12
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Understanding the Book-Crossing Dataset: Visualizing Status Data

Looking at “action” data, or rather, a type of inaction: how can we identify users who are lazy about rating books?

Ricci Gian Maria09/15/12
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WCF over HTTPS, Compression, and Binary Binding

Using compression to reduce traffic between clients and server.

Rodrigo De Castro09/15/12
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MongoDB, Maturity, and "let's implement ourselves"

One common theme I've seen in the past few years is developers downplaying products and features that typically take a long time to implement and to get to a mature state.

Chris Haddad09/15/12
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ESB Use Cases Driving a a Successful ESB PoC

Do you have clear architecture, solution, and ESB PoC guidelines describing how your organization can wisely select integration infrastructure components and products?

Vijay Narayanan09/14/12
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5 Tips to Ease Reusable Asset Integration

Resuable software assets need to be created and evolved with two perspectives – functional value and ease of integration. A library that offers little functional value and is difficult to integrate into an application is unlikely to get wide adoption. Are there tips to balance these two perspectives? I think so and here are some pointers:

Mahdi Yusuf09/14/12
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The Philosophy of it All

I am a person who is all about the philosophy of it all. If you are going to do something or anything do it right and do it to the best of your abilities.

Rob Sanders09/14/12
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Cross-Device Mobile Apps Powered by Azure and SQL Azure

This session is about the Stock Trader application which started out life as a sample Java application featuring data tier scale out, a HTML5 UI, an Android, Windows Phone and iPhone app with a significant shared code base.

Geoffrey Papilion09/14/12
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Configuration only Deployments: Reduce outage windows by 90%

Monitoring configuration is complicated, and the depths that you can configure alerts and tests seems endless. It may seem like a waste of time to invest in some options, but others can really help you eliminate states that send hundreds of alerts.