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Jacob Orshalick07/24/12
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Is this Experimentation or SOS?

Experimentation. It certainly provides value, but must be watched closely. Constantly trying new ideas and never landing on a consistent approach becomes a cancer for a project. If left untreated, it creates project delays, technical debt, and reduces velocity.

Juri Strumpflohner07/24/12
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Why GitHub for Windows is Better than VS TFS Integration

Did you already try GitHub for Windows? It's created in a modern Win8 looking style. Initially it actually feels a little bit odd, but the more I use it, the more I like it...I even start to slowly abandon the so much loved Git Shell again.

Thomas Ferris N...07/24/12
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Gitblit - The Little Git Repo Manager That Could

Seeing Gitblit v1.0.0 was released a few hours ago (Google+), I would like to celebrate and congratulate the project with a two blog-posts. This is the first, and the second I hope to do soon in shape of some interviews with a couple of Gitblit users.

Mohamed Sanaulla07/24/12
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Useful Audio Podcasts for Software Developers

I have been listening to few technical podcasts for software developers and thought of sharing them for the benefit of the readers.

Will Soprano07/24/12
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Riak in Production at Voxer

Voxer relies on Riak as their primary database for various services. They have more than 50 machines dedicated to Riak to support their huge growth and user base, and this has made for an adventure in scaling.

Mark Needham07/24/12
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Thoughts on Software Development Neo4j: Shortest Path With and Without Cypher

I was looking back at some code I wrote a few months ago to query a neo4j database to find the shortest path between two people via the colleagues relationships that exist.

Jacob Orshalick07/24/12
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Getting out of Technical Debt

Do you have a technical debt problem? Just like having too much personal debt can lead to financial ruin, technical debt can ruin a project.

John Esposito07/24/12
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OCR Helps Data Management More Than You Think

IDC estimates that data will grow 50-fold by 2020, while the number of information containers will multiply by 75. Unfortunately, a lot of that data is still locked away in physical documents; and as a developer in the age of big data, you'll be the one expected to make that data useful. Here's how to make it work.

Mitch Pronschinske07/24/12
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Integrating Oracle RIB to BizTalk Server

This blog entry will discuss how to integrate Oracle RIB to BizTalk Server using the JMS adapter, but first it might be worthwhile to understand the particular problems with integrating stand-alone JMS clients.

Dhananjay Nene07/24/12
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Even After AWS Went Down, the Cloud Got Stronger

So some parts of the AWS EC2 specifically related to EBS were non responsive or down yesterday.

Geertjan Wielenga07/24/12
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NetBeans IDE 7.2: Smarter & Faster

NetBeans IDE 7.2 is alive! The NetBeans IDE 7.2 release comes with significantly improved performance and many new features in the Java Editor, with a special focus on FindBugs integration, providing new static code analysis capabilities.

Leigh Shevchik07/23/12
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The Tools we Use (and Love) at New Relic

These are the tools in New Relic's stack (mostly open source) that have specifically allowed us to scale to serve 16,000 active accounts with over 38 Billion metrics being reported to us each day!

Lijin Joseji07/23/12
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The Second Level Cache in Hibernate: Settings and Configurations

A Hibernate Session is a transaction-level cache of persistent data. We can configure a cluster or JVM-level (SessionFactory-level) cache on a class-by-class and collection-by-collection basis. We can also plug in a clustered cache into Hibernate.

Gareth Rushgrove07/23/12
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Version Control And Deployment Of Cron Jobs

A recent question on Twitter prompted me to write a quick blog post about managing cron jobs. As more and more people want to automate provisioning and deployment of web applications some, maybe previously manually managed, items come into the fold.

Stoimen Popov07/23/12
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Algorithm of the Week: Balancing a Binary Search Tree

The binary search tree is a very useful data structure, where searching can be significantly faster than searching into a linked list. However in some cases searching into a binary tree can be as slow as searching into a linked list and this mainly depends on the input sequence.