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Mitch Pronschinske09/19/12
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New MissionKit Raises the Bar for Modeling Tools

The 2012 MissionKit was just released today and it has several new features that bolster the toolkit that already has just about everything you might need for easing the process of working with data in XML and relational data stores.

Brian O' Neill09/19/12
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Composite Keys: Connecting the Dots Between CQL3, Astyanax and Hector

I still don't know where I stand on the terminology debate, but I know things can get confusing if you are accessing your database from CQL as well as Java. They are very different views of the world. Hopefully this article can bridge that gap and explain the different views with respect to composite keys.

Dejan Bosanac09/19/12
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A Crazy Fast Way to Convert XML to JSON

Here’s a simple, ridiculously quick method that uses XStream and Jettison to convert XML to JSON.

Eric Sedor09/18/12
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Cardinal $ins: MongoDB Query Performance Over Ranges

If your queries contain a sort/orderby clause, add the sorted field to the end of the index servicing the query--but what about this?

Phil Whelan09/18/12
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SQLShell: A Cross-Database SQL Tool With NoSQL Potential

In this blog post I will introduce SQLShell and demonstrate, step-by-step, how to install it and start using it with MySQL.

Łukasz Budnik09/18/12
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Bespoke Applications with Cloud Flavor

In this post I'd like to show you some of the available SaaS offerings which are very easy to integrate with your solutions and can reduce your development time.

Lorna Mitchell09/18/12
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API Documentation with IODocs

I write a lot of APIs, and I also preach that your API isn't finished until it has excellent documentation. Enter iodocs from the talented folk at Mashery.

Michael Dubakov09/18/12
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Quick Reviews: 12 Books on Data Visualization

Here's a quick breakdown of 12 major books on data visualization, drawn from a year of reading on the topic.

Arthur Charpentier09/18/12
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Dealing with TMI in Statistics

We couldn't understand the counter-intuitive result: even if knew the true distribution, it was better not to use it.

Patroklos Papapetrou09/18/12
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Resign Patterns – Eliminate Them With Agile practices and Quality Metrics

This blog post is inspired by the article titled Resign Patterns by Michael Duell. I’ve included all the original text from the above article but for each anti-pattern I mention (at least) one agile practice that IMHO is helpful eliminating it and one or more quality metrics that would help you identify it very early.

Dave Fecak09/18/12
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How To Disrupt Technical Recruiting – Hire an Agent

A recent anti-recruiter rant posted to a news group and a subsequent commentary on HackerNews got me thinking about the many ways that tech recruiting and the relationship between recruiters and the tech community is broken. I saw a few comments referencing that the community always says how broken it is, but no one tries to fix it. Here are some ideas on how we got here and directions we can go.

Alex Ruiz09/18/12
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Fluent Interfaces: Don't Chain for the Sake of Chaining

One of the goals of FEST-Assert 2.0 is to learn from the mistakes we made in the 1.x releases, even if that means not being backwards-compatible.

Roger Hughes09/18/12
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Spring 3.1 Caching and Config

I’ve recently being blogging about Spring 3.1 and its new caching annotations @Cacheable and @CacheEvict. As with all Spring features you need to do a certain amount of setup and, as usual, this is done with Spring’s XML configuration file.

Andrey Cheptsov09/18/12
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Top 20 Features of Code Completion in IntelliJ IDEA

The secret, why code completion in IntelliJ IDEA is so profound, is that IntelliJ IDEA really understands your code, as well as the context you stay in. The article makes a short overview of the top 20 features of code completion, which make IntelliJ IDEA unique among other Java IDEs.

Armel Gouriou09/18/12
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Comment Rate in Applications: The Higher the Better?

In various audit and quality tools you can find the metric “Comment rate”. What does it mean? How is it related to the application’s quality? How does it impact your technical debt? I am going to try to give you insights on this metric.