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Nirav Assar07/23/12
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5 Ways to Think Wisely in Development

Recently I have been reading some popular and interesting social psychology books. The contents are based on empirical evidence and scientific research, and often provide stories about how society operates, and why people behave the way they do. Some of the books in this genre include: Freakonomics, The Tipping Point, Outliers and Kluge

Dalip Mahal07/23/12
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Debuggers are for Losers

Just as airbags are the last line of defense in a car, a debugger should be the last line of defense for a programmer.

Nicolas Frankel07/23/12
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Transaction management: EJB3 vs Spring

Transaction management is a subject that is generally left to the tender care of a senior developer (or architect). Given the messages coming from some actors of the JavaEE community that with newer versions of JavaEE you don't need Spring anymore, I was interested in some fact-checking on how transaction management was handled in both technologies.

Leigh Shevchik07/22/12
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Performance Linksheet for PHP, Java, .NET, Python and Ruby

We’re assembling some helpful performance tips and performance best practices from around the web and here's the list so far

Steven Lott07/22/12
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Improving the "Velocity" of IT

"Once IT decides to focus on speed, two obstacles get in the way: security and governance." This is important. Manage security without it becoming an impediment.

Juhani Lehtimaki07/22/12
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Android Asset Studio Updated

You can use the Android Asset Studio to generate launcher icons, action bar and tab icons, notification icon. You can also add device frames to your screenshots and create simple nine-patch assets.

Markus Eisele07/22/12
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Book Review: Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1

Beside the fact that I have a personal history with this book, I still believe that is helpful to people which want to get a good and basic introduction to the EJB programming model. The clear separation from any appserver makes this only half as valuable than it could be.

Uwe Schindler07/22/12
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The Policeman's Horror: Default Locales, Default Charsets, and Default Timezones

What you see in lots of software is so-called case-insensitive matching of keywords like parameter names or function names. This is implemented in most cases by lower-casing or upper-casing the input text and comparing it with a list of already lowercased/uppercased items.

Sean Hull07/22/12
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Big Data – What is it and why is it important?

There’s lots of debate about exactly what constitutes “big” when talking about big data. Technical folks may be inclined to want a specific number.

Peter Pilgrim07/22/12
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Custom Ordering Scala TreeMap

How do you get custom ordering in a Scala TreeMap? Well this puzzled me for a while. The answer lies in the world of implicits and receiver type converters.

Lijin Joseji07/22/12
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11 OPEN NoSQL Document-Oriented Databases

MongoDB, CouchDB, and RavenDB are a few NoSQL databases that DZone keeps an eye on - they're here along with a variety of others.

Daniel Ackerson07/22/12
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Improving WordPress Performance for EC2 Micro Instances

For the price, it’s hard to beat the EC2 Micro instance. But, if you have even a little bit of traffic, don’t expect to run a stock AMI without feeling some performance pain.

Istvan Szegedi07/22/12
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Intro to Google BigQuery

So what is BigQuery? As it is answered on Google BigQuery website: “Google BigQuery is a web service that lets you do interactive analysis of massive datasets—up to billions of rows.”

Chris Haddad07/22/12
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Enhancing Developer Productivity with Server-Side JavaScript Runtimes

WSO2, the popular cloud-based middleware platform, offers server-side JavaScript on their Carbon Application Server; learn about how it can increase your developers' productivity here.

Brent Stineman07/22/12
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"Pushing" Notifications on Azure Service Bus

So the last several projects I’ve worked on, I’ve wanted to have a push notification system that I could use to send messages to role instances so that they could take actions.