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Zac Gery10/08/12
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A Developer's Guide to Getting Hired

Finding a job can be difficult, but getting hired comes with a different set of challenges.

Jez Humble10/08/12
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Continuous Delivery and Apple

The case of Apple sometimes comes up in discussions around continuous delivery and the lean startup. For example, Richard Durnall described Apple’s strategy to me on Twitter.

Singaram Subramanian10/07/12
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Apache CXF: How to Add Custom SOAP Message Headers to a Web Service Request

SOAP headers can be added to a Web service request in different ways, if you use Apache CXF. The way I prefer is the one I’ve mentioned here

Ricky Ho10/07/12
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Machine Learning in Gradient Descent

Gradient descent is a popular learning mechanism based on a greedy, hill-climbing approach. The basic idea is to use a feedback loop to adjust the model based on the error it observes.

Filip Ekberg10/07/12
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How I Join Projects Already in Progress

When you join a new project that's already undergone development, how do you involve yourself quickly and effectively?

Ravi Kalakota10/07/12
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Big Data Monitoring Meets a Little Android

The DataSift platform consumes, processes, filters, stores and streams terabytes upon terabytes of social data to businesses around the world. We in the Operations team needed to know of any problems as quickly as possible.

G. Andrew Duthie10/07/12
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Building Cloud Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps

In this post, I'm going to kick off a series in which I'll walk through the creation of a back-end service for a Windows 8 app. This first post will provide an overview of the series, and introduce a couple of potential technologies you can use to build your back-end services.

Geva Perry10/07/12
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The State of the Open Source Cloud

Zenoss polled more than 100,000 of their community members to determine the prevailing sentiments concerning open source cloud deployments, the perceived advantages and disadvantages of this technology as well as to gain insight into future open cloud deployments within IT departments.

Ravi Kalakota10/07/12
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Enterprise Data Architecture and Big Data

By treating big data as a “one-off” project, rather than an ongoing foundation that provides the context, environment, and capabilities to enable value creation and delivery to an organization, we might be sowing the destructive seeds for another crisis.

Max De Marzi10/07/12
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Hunting Trolls with Neo4j

When dealing with a large text dataset, most folks jump right into NLP and semantic analysis, it’s interesting to learn when that’s not such a good idea.

Bill Bejeck10/07/12
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Working Through Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce

Some time ago, I purchased Data-Intensive Processing with MapReduce by Jimmy Lin and Chris Dyer. The book presents several key MapReduce algorithms, but in pseudo code format.

Moshe Kaplan10/07/12
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Amazon's SES Mailbox Simulator and Automation

Amazon's new SES Mailbox Simulator is great, allowing you to email to simulator addresses. Each address triggers a specific type of behavior: a successful acceptance, hard bounce, "out of office" auto responder, or complaints.

Mike Ensor10/07/12
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Testing Custom Exceptions With JUnit's ExpectedException and @Rule

Why test exception flows? Just like with all of your code, test coverage writes a contract between your code and the business functionality that the code is supposed to produce leaving you with a living documentation of the code along with the added ability to stress the functionality early and often.

Trisha Gee10/07/12
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Strangeloop Disruptor Workshop Materials

On Sunday I gave my very first workshop on the Disruptor. The aim was to give people some hands-on coding experience using the syntax.

Hubert Klein Ikkink10/07/12
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Groovy Goodness: Using Implicit call() Method

In Groovy we can invoke an implicit call() method on a Groovy object. We can leave out the call method name and just use (). We can use meta programming to add an implementation for the call() method to a class.