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John Sonmez12/10/12
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The 4 Most Important Skills for a Software Developer

Most often the question someone asks is based on whether or not they should invest their time in a particular programming language or technology versus another. What I give them is the 4 most time-tested skills of importance for a developer

Kelly Reiser12/10/12
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Holiday Gift Guide: Finding the Perfect Present for the Geeky Girl in Your Life

Ready or not, the holidays are here. No matter which holiday you celebrate, every guy faces the same question: What should I get the lady in my life this year?

Krishna Prasad12/10/12
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Sample Application: Cloudfoundry and MongoDB

Like a lot of you folks, I also had the question, what is cloud computing? I started googling and downloaded a few tools and played with them and now understand a few concepts.

Ben Wilcock12/10/12
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Top 5 SOA Gotcha’s and How to Avoid Them

After 5 years of designing and building award winning service oriented architectures, I thought I’d share my top 5 SOA gotcha’s and some general hints on how you can avoid them in your SOA program.

Ben Kepes12/10/12
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HP Announces Private PaaS Powered by Stackato

At HP’s Discover event here in Frankfurt on Wednesday, the company will be announced a private PaaS offering, built on top of Stackato, the PaaS which is itself a fork of the open source Cloud Foundry initiative.

Adam Warski12/10/12
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Event Streaming with MongoDB

MongoDB is a really great “NoSQL” database, with a very wide range of applications. In one project that we are developing at SoftwareMill, we used it as a replicated event storage, from which we stream the events to other components.

Krishna Prasad12/10/12
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Jsoup: A Nice Way to do HTML Parsing in Java

Typically you do HTML parsing in Java for various reasons like JUnit testing, Web Crawling and others. I stumbled across JSoup and tried few things to understand its capabilities.

Brian Gracely12/10/12
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Brian Gracely on the Software-Defined Data Center

In this 8-minute video, Brian Gracely describes the technology and business drivers that enable better functionality in the software-driven data center.

Christian Posta12/10/12
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ActiveMQ: Understanding Memory Usage

ActiveMQ’s SystemUsage and particularly the MemoryUsage functionality has left some people confused. I’ll try to explain some details around MemoryUsage that might be helpful in understanding how it works.

Mitch Pronschinske12/10/12
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Top 10 Lessons Learned From 10 Years in Agile

Robert Holler, the CEO of VersionOne, and his colleagues got together earlier this year and discussed the lessons they had learned through ten years of insight into agile software development. "Hopefully we've learned more than just ten lessons," Holler told me humorously. Here were the insights he gave...

Matthias Marschall12/10/12
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Devops Anti-Patterns: Warning Signs that Your Team is Slipping

While I’m collecting Devops Protocols which highlight healthy patterns in your organization, let’s take a quick look at the opposite: Devops anti-patterns. Would you be able to spot the warning signs when your team starts to slip in the wrong direction?

John Cook12/10/12
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A Parable of Why Agile Methods Can Save Money

Don Reinertsen gave a great keynote address at YOW 2012 entitled The Practical Science of Batch Size. I recommend watching the video when it’s posted, probably in January. In the mean time, I want to relate one small illustration from the talk. It’s a parable of why agile methods can save money.

Chris Keene12/10/12
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Big Data and the Open Source Model - Can This Marriage Be Saved?

It is amazing how many open source software companies out there are trying to get hit by the same $1B bolt of lightning that hit MySQL without realizing that the MySQL result is not repeatable.

Eric Minick12/10/12
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Dependencies All the Way Down

I’ve spent most of the last decade working on problems in build, deployment and release management. While automation has been a focus of mine, the hard part in these domains have always been around dependency management.

Nikita Ivanov12/10/12
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Debunking DRAM vs. Flash Controversy vis-a-vis In-Memory Processing

Wikibon produced an interesting material (looks like paid by Aerospike, NoSQL database recently emerged by resurrecting failed CitrusLeaf and acquihiring AlchemyDB, which product, of course, was recommended in the end) that compares NoSQL databases based on storing data in flash-based SSD vs. storing data in DRAM.