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Victor Savkin08/15/14
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Using Trello for Your Personal Productivity System

I like this system because I find the visual aspect very important. It gives me a sense of accomplishment, which I value. Since most of what I do is creative work, fighting procrastination and “resistance” is high on my list of priorities, and visual tools help me with that.

Robert Diana08/14/14
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Geek Reading: August 14, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Michael Mainguy08/14/14
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Avoid Hibernate Anemia and Reduce Code Bloat

One of my beefs with Hibernate as an ORM is that it encourages anemic domain models that have no operations and are simply data structures.

John Esposito08/14/14
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The Programming Challenges of IoT

There are two programming challenges for IoT: data & control, and information & business logic. For this article, we’re going to talk about the programming problems we can solve around IoT. We’ll start at the bottom (data and control) and work our way up to the big picture (information and business logic).

Martin Fowler08/14/14
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Microservices and the First Law of Distributed Objects

When I wrote Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, I coined what I called the First Law of Distributed Object Design: “don’t distribute your objects”. In recent months there’s been a lot of interest in microservices, which has led a few people to ask whether microservices are in contravention to this law.

Hubert Klein Ikkink08/14/14
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Groovy Goodness: Using Layouts with MarkupTemplateEngine

The MarkupTemplateEngine added in Groovy 2.3 is very powerful. We can define layout templates with common markup we want to be used in multiple other templates. In

Juhani Lehtimaki08/14/14
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Revisiting Yahoo! Apps

Yahoo! have been busy building Android apps some of which are among the most beautiful apps on the platform.

Phil Whelan08/14/14
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DevOps: Tools Vs Culture

DevOps is a marriage between tools and culture. If you are just using the tools that you heard about at a recent DevOps Days and not also embracing the culture (or at least working towards it) then you're not really "doing DevOps".

Mark Needham08/14/14
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R: Grouping by two variables

In my continued playing around with R and meetup data I wanted to group a data table by two variables – day and event – so I could see the most popular day of the week for meetups and which events we’d held on those days.

Mike Cottmeyer08/14/14
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Aggressive Decoupling of Scrum Teams

What does aggressive decoupling look like?

Mike Bushong08/14/14
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Is your career a destination or a journey?

When most people think about their careers, they tend to think 5 years out and picture the job they would like to have. This works well when you know with precision where you want to be, but what happens if your future isn’t quite so certain?

Chris Chang08/14/14
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Easily Find & Kill MongoDB Operations from MongoLab’s UI

A few months ago, we wrote a blog post on finding and terminating long-running operations in MongoDB. To help make it even easier for MongoLab users* to quickly identify the cause behind database unresponsiveness, we’ve integrated the currentOp() and killOp() methods into our management portal.

Brian Gracely08/14/14
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The Cloudcast #157 - Automating Data Center Scale Infrastructure

rian talks to Mitchell Hashimoto (@mitchellh, Founder of @HashiCorp. Creator of Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul, and Terraform) about their new tool Terraform and the evolution of DevOps. They discuss how their tools compliment each other and existing tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible.

Paul Reed08/14/14
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The Ship Show: The Epistemology of DevOps

How do we know, we know what DevOps is? For episode 46, we sit down with Praxisflow’s Kevin Behr (whom you might recognize as one of the authors of the Phoenix Project) and Jabe Bloom to talk about these and other heady questions, including: what can we learn from the Agile community?

Markus Eisele08/14/14
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Java EE, WildFly and JBoss at Upcoming Conferences

I'm very honored to be among the great speakers with great topics that get a chance to present at the following upcoming conferences.