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Peter Zaitsev10/09/12
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How to Accurately Measure Writes in InnoDB Redo Logs

Choosing a good InnoDB log file size is key to InnoDB write performance. This can be done by measuring the amount of writes in the redo logs.

Michael Dubakov10/09/12
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Traditional Offices Kill Creativity

Office space is something many companies don’t get. Sure, you should have a wide table, a comfortable chair and a fast workstation. But that is not the goal of the modern office.

Stoimen Popov10/09/12
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Algorithm of the Week: Shortest Path in a Graph

Since with graphs we can represent real-life problems it’s almost clear why we would need an efficient algorithm that calculates the shortest path between two vertices.

Mike Christianson10/08/12
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Using 'watch' as Quick Continuous Integration

Here’s a quick tip for anyone writing a script without a REPL: use watch as a quick continuous integration tool.

Kristiono Setyadi10/08/12
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Common Rules in Programming

Many programmers work on their code alone. They define and write the specifications, design the system, write codes and library and write documentation, all by them self. They never have a problem with version control, never experience a single conflict.

Dejan Bosanac10/08/12
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Apache ActiveMQ 5.7.0 Released! Adds Java 7 Compatibility

We managed to keep our goal of making more frequent releases and today we’re happy to announce Apache ActiveMQ 5.7.0. The main goal of this release was Java 7 compatibility.

Yaron Naveh10/08/12
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10 Caveats Neo4j Users Should Be Familiar With

Recently I used the Neo4j graph database in GitMoon. I have gathered some of the tricky things I learned the hard way and I recommend any Neo4j user to take a look.

Dustin Marx10/08/12
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JavaOne 2012: Mastering Java Deployment

A goal of the deployment team is to help Java developers deploy their applications to their platform of choice. In some cases, there are multiple ways to do the same thing.

John Cook10/08/12
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Probability by the Bucketful

Suppose you have a large number of buckets and an equal number of balls. You randomly pick a bucket to put each ball in one at a time. When you’re done, about how what proportion of buckets will be empty?

David Green10/08/12
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Fast Feedback

Writing good software is all about getting feedback, quickly. Does it compile? Does it function? Does it build? Does it deploy? Does it do what the customer wanted? Does it actually work? Every step of the way we have feedback loops, to improve the software. The faster these feedback loops are, the faster the software improves.

Arthur Charpentier10/08/12
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Data/Science Links: Does Watching Cute Animal Videos Make You a Better Employee?

Today's links also take a look at riot prediction, mathematician Grigori Perelman, and bad science reporting.

Ben Kepes10/08/12
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On Open Source Cloud Adoption

Taking a look at some recent analyses of the open source cloud and its userbase.

Brian Gracely10/08/12
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The Cloudcast - Ep. 58: Build a Cloud Day Roundtable

Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely interview the organizers and presenters of Build a Cloud Day.

Eric Gregory10/08/12
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How to Create and Deploy a Website with Windows Azure

Just as you can quickly create and deploy a web application created from the gallery, you can also deploy a website created on a workstation with traditional developer tools.

Chris Travers10/08/12
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3 Approaches to Object-Relational DBs: PostgreSQL, Oracle, & Informix

Probably the closest database object-relationally to Postgres is Informix. Informix in fact got its object-relational approach with the purchase of Illustra, a Postgres fork.